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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 513         FILED ON: 1/11/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1234

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Antonio F. D. Cabral

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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 to ensure testimony in gang related cases..

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Antonio F. D. Cabral

13th Bristol


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 513        FILED ON: 1/11/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1234

By Mr. Cabral of New Bedford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1234) of Antonio F. D. Cabral relative to the penalty for failure to testify in gang related cases.  The Judiciary. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 412 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act to ensure testimony in gang related cases..
 

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

             

              Chapter 233, section 5 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 official edition, is hereby amended by adding the following paragraph:-

              “Where the defendant is accused of a violent crime as defined in section 121 of chapter 140 that is a result of gang-related activity, the punishment for such failure to attend shall be by a fine of not more than ten thousand dollars or by imprisonment for not more than one year or both.”

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