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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 141        FILED ON: 1/7/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2198


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Timothy J. Toomey, Jr.


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 bullet proof vests.






Timothy J. Toomey, Jr.

26th Middlesex

Michael O. Moore

Second Worcester

Stephen L. DiNatale

3rd Worcester

Kay Khan

11th Middlesex

Martin J. Walsh

13th Suffolk

Martha M. Walz

8th Suffolk

Marjorie C. Decker

25th Middlesex

Kathi-Anne Reinstein

16th Suffolk

Patricia D. Jehlen

Second Middlesex

Danielle W. Gregoire

4th Middlesex

Cory Atkins

14th Middlesex

HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 141        FILED ON: 1/7/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2198

By Mr. Toomey of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2198) of Timothy J. Toomey, Jr. and others relative to maintaining detailed records on all purchasers of body armor, so-called.  Public Safety and Homeland Security. 


SEE HOUSE, NO. 668 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen



An Act relative to bullet proof vests.


              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 122 of chapter 140 of the Massachusetts General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting the following new section at the end thereof:—

              “Section 122C. Any person duly licensed to sell ammunition in the commonwealth pursuant to Section 122B of this chapter shall be required to keep a written record of the transaction, including the name, address, phone number and date of birth of any purchaser of body armor, so-called, or any protective covering for the body or any parts thereof, made of resin-treated glass-fiber cloth, or of any other material or combination of materials, designed to prevent, deflect or deter the penetration thereof by ammunition, knives or other weapons, as well as the serial number of said item and said person shall make such records available to law enforcement personnel to aid in the investigation of any criminal activity.”

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