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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3065         FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1322

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Gloria L. Fox

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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 increase the fines for prostitution solicitation.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Gloria L. Fox

7th Suffolk

Kay Khan

11th Middlesex

Stephen L. DiNatale

3rd Worcester

Cory Atkins

14th Middlesex

Denise Andrews

2nd Franklin


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3065        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1322

By Ms. Fox of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1322) of Gloria L. Fox and others for legislation to increase the fines for solicitation of prostitution.  The Judiciary. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 1297 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act to increase the fines for prostitution solicitation.
 

              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 is hereby amended by striking out section 8, and inserting in place thereof the following section:— 

              Section 8.

              Notwithstanding any general or special law, a person convicted of the crime of soliciting for a prostitute under General Laws chapter 272, section 8 or otherwise shall be punished by imprisonment in the house of correction for not more than one (1) year and shall be punished by a fine of not less than five hundred dollars ($500.00) and not more than seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00) for the first offense, not less than seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00) and not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) for the second offense, and not less than one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) and not more than two thousand dollars ($2,000.00) for the third offense and every subsequent offense thereafter.

              Section 8(a)          

              Notwithstanding any general or special law, a person charged with the crime of soliciting for a prostitute under General Laws chapter 272, section 8 or otherwise shall, if the disposition of the charge is other than acquittal or dismissal, be assessed a civil fine of not less than two hundred dollars ($200.00) and not more than three hundred dollars ($300.00) for the first offense, not less than three hundred dollars ($300.00) and not more than five hundred dollars ($500.00) for the second offense, and not less than five hundred dollars ($500.00) and not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) for the third offense and every subsequent offense thereafter.               

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