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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 509         FILED ON: 1/11/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1199

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Jennifer E. Benson

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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 relative to criminal penalties for resisting arrest.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Jennifer E. Benson

37th Middlesex

Stephen L. DiNatale

3rd Worcester

Bruce E. Tarr

First Essex and Middlesex


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 509        FILED ON: 1/11/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1199

By Ms. Benson of Lunenburg, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1199) of Jennifer E. Benson, Stephen L. DiNatale and Bruce E. Tarr relative to criminal penalties for resisting arrest.  The Judiciary. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 407 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to criminal penalties for resisting arrest.
 

              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 32B of chapter 268 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following subsection:-

              (e) Whoever violates this section and causes serious bodily injury upon a police officer shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for not more than 5 years or in a jail or house of correction for not more than 2 1/2

              years, or by a fine of not more than $5,000.00, or by both such fine and imprisonment. For the purposes of this subsection, "serious bodily injury" shall mean bodily injury that results in a permanent disfigurement, loss or impairment of a bodily function, limb or organ, or a substantial risk of death.

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