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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 317         FILED ON: 1/9/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3243

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

John V. Fernandes

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to security in all court buildings and facilities.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

John V. Fernandes

10th Worcester

Stephen L. DiNatale

3rd Worcester

Linda Campbell

15th Essex

Bruce E. Tarr

First Essex and Middlesex


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 317        FILED ON: 1/9/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3243

By Mr. Fernandes of Milford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3243) of John V. Fernandes and others relative to security in court buildings and facilities.  Public Safety and Homeland Security. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 2166 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to security in all court buildings and facilities.
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              Chapter 220 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 14A the following section:-

              Section 14B. Police officers, as defined in section l of chapter 90C, shall not be prohibited from carrying or possessing on their person a firearm or other protective equipment in any court facility. building, courtroom or other room of any description within the control, possession or use of the trial court, the appeals court or the supreme judicial court except that firearms shall be prohibited from the prisoner lockup and when said officer is a personal party to pending litigation or other legal matter before the court.              

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