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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2848         FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1220

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Garrett J. Bradley

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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 removing parental rights from persons who fathered a child by rape.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Garrett J. Bradley

3rd Plymouth

James M. Cantwell

4th Plymouth


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2848        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1220

By Mr. Bradley of Hingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1220) of Garrett J. Bradley and James M. Cantwell relative to parental rights of persons who fathered a child by rape.  The Judiciary. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act removing parental rights from persons who fathered a child by rape.
 

              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 209C of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 10 the following section:-

              Section 10A.  Upon a guilty plea or conviction, a person convicted under section 22 of chapter 265 has no rights to custody of any child born as a result of the commission of the rape, nor shall the person have any rights related to the child under section 4A of chapter 210, provided however; that after a guilty plea or conviction under section 23 of chapter 265, the court shall consider the age of the convicted if the sexual intercourse or unnatural sexual intercourse was not committed by force, or against the will of the victim, or by threat of bodily harm to the victim, before terminating custodial rights.

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