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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1835         FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1252

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Tackey Chan

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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 regulating sex offender registration in the 21st century.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Tackey Chan

2nd Norfolk

Michael W. Morrissey

Norfolk County District Attorney

Brian M. Ashe

2nd Hampden

Bruce J. Ayers

1st Norfolk

John J. Binienda

17th Worcester

James M. Cantwell

4th Plymouth

Thomas P. Conroy

13th Middlesex

Marcos A. Devers

16th Essex

Stephen L. DiNatale

3rd Worcester

Barry R. Finegold

Second Essex and Middlesex

William C. Galvin

6th Norfolk

Brian A. Joyce

Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth

Louis L. Kafka

8th Norfolk

John F. Keenan

Norfolk and Plymouth

Michael R. Knapik

Second Hampden and Hampshire

Paul McMurtry

11th Norfolk

Michael O. Moore

Second Worcester

James M. Murphy

4th Norfolk

Elizabeth A. Poirier

14th Bristol

Denise Provost

27th Middlesex

John H. Rogers

12th Norfolk


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1835        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1252

By Mr. Chan of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1252) of Tackey Chan and others for legislation to regulate sex offender registration in the 21st century.  The Judiciary. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 3587 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act regulating sex offender registration in the 21st century.
 

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

              SECTION 1.  Section 178C of Chapter 6 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2004 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the definition of “Agency”, the following new definition:- “Electronic alias, address and domain”, any electronic mail, website registrations, messaging and chat service aliases, websites and domains either personally owned and operated or otherwise owned and operated by a third party with the purpose of displaying, soliciting or otherwise posting information, entries and aliases associated with either web-based applications and databases, or aliases used and/or stored on personal computers that may be transmitted for use during any communication.

              SECTION 2.  Section 178D of Chapter 6 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2004 Official Edition, is hereby amended in subparagraph (a) by inserting after the words “aliases used,” in line 11 the following:-  all electronic aliases, addresses and domains

              SECTION 3.  Section 178D of Chapter 6 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby further amended in the second paragraph by inserting after clause (i) in line 37 the following new clause:- ( _ )  the offender’s electronic aliases, addresses and domains;

              SECTION 4.  Section 178E of Chapter 6 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after the words “the sex offender’s name,” in line 28 the following:-  all electronic aliases, addresses and domains,

              SECTION 5.  Section 178E of Chapter 6 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after the words “failure to do so” in line 56 the following:-  , to give notice of a change of electronic alias, address or domain, or the addition of an electronic alias, address or domain and the penalties for failure to do so

              SECTION 6.  Section 178E of Chapter 6 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby further amended in paragraph (b) by inserting after the words “sex offender’s name,” in line 66 the following:-  all electronic aliases, addresses and domains,

              SECTION 7.  Section 178E of Chapter 6 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby further amended in paragraph (c) by inserting after the words “sex offender’s name,” in lines 99-100 the following:-  all electronic aliases, addresses and domains,

              SECTION 8.  Section 178E of Chapter 6 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby further amended in paragraph (g) by inserting after the words “sex offender’s name,” in line 149 the following:-  all electronic aliases, addresses and domains,

              SECTION 9.  Section 178E of Chapter 6 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby further amended in paragraph (h) by inserting after the words “sex offender’s name,” in lines 166-167 the following:-  all electronic aliases, addresses and domains,

              SECTION 10.  Section 178E of Chapter 6 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby further amended in paragraph (l) by inserting after the words “sex offender’s name,” in lines 212-123 the following:-  all electronic aliases, addresses and domains,

              SECTION 11.  Section 178E of Chapter 6 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby further amended in paragraph (o) by inserting after the words “sex offender’s name,” in line 246 the following:-  all electronic aliases, addresses and domains,

              SECTION 12.  Section 178E of Chapter 6 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby further amended in paragraph (q) by inserting after the words “the student’s name,” in line 272 the following:-  all electronic aliases, addresses and domains,

              SECTION 13.  Section 178F of Chapter 6 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby further amended in the first paragraph by inserting after the words “sex offender’s name,” in lines 6-7 the following:-  all electronic aliases, addresses and domains,

              SECTION 14.  Section 178F of Chapter 6 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby further amended in the first paragraph by inserting after the words “sex offender’s name,” in line 17 the following:-  all electronic aliases, addresses and domains,

              SECTION 15.  Section 178H of Chapter 6 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby further amended in paragraph (a) by inserting after clause (iii) in line 3 the following new clause:-  ( _ ) fails to give notice of a change of electronic alias, address or domain, or the addition of an electronic alias, address or domain;

              SECTION 16.  Section 178J of Chapter 6 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby further amended in clause (1) of paragraph (b) by inserting after the words “specific individual by name” in line 26 the following:-  , electronic alias, address or domain

              SECTION 17.  Section 178J of Chapter 6 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby further amended in paragraph (c) by inserting after clause (1) the following new clause:- ( _ ) all electronic aliases, addresses and domains;

              SECTION 18.  Section 178K of Chapter 6 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby further amended in subparagraph (c) of paragraph (2) by inserting after clause (i) in line 148 the following new clause:- ( _ ) all electronic aliases, addresses and domains;             

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