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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 183         FILED ON: 1/8/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1260

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera

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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 further protecting children from sexual predators.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera

10th Hampden


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 183        FILED ON: 1/8/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1260

By Ms. Coakley-Rivera of Springfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1260) of Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera relative to further protecting children from sexual predators.  The Judiciary. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 2807 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act further protecting children from sexual predators.
 

              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.  Chapter 272 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding after section 29C, the following new section:-

              Section 29D. Whoever solicits sex with any person under the age of eighteen years through methods including, but not limited to, the use of the internet, or who knowingly aids and assists in such solicitation shall be punished by imprisonment in a house of correction or in the state prison for a mandatory minimum of 3 years.

              SECTION 2.  Section 178C of Chapter 6 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the words “chapter 272”, in line 86, the following words:- soliciting sex with a minor under the provisions of section 29D of chapter 272.

              SECTION 3.  Chapter 265, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 44, the following section:-

              Section 44½.  Whoever entices any person under the age of eighteen years for any illegal purpose through methods including, but not limited to, the use of the internet, rewards or promises of material goods or monies, or threats or intimidation shall be punished by imprisonment for a mandatory minimum of 5 years in a house of correction or a state prison.

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