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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 292         FILED ON: 1/15/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 722

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Eileen M. Donoghue

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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 barring visitation rights for a child conceived by rape.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Eileen M. Donoghue

First Middlesex

Colleen M. Garry

36th Middlesex

Bradley H. Jones, Jr.

20th Middlesex

Jonathan Hecht

29th Middlesex


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 292        FILED ON: 1/15/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 722

By Ms. Donoghue, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 722) of Eileen M. Donoghue, Colleen M. Garry, Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and Jonathan Hecht for legislation barring visitation rights for a child conceived by rape.  The Judiciary. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An act barring visitation rights for a child conceived 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.  Section 3 of chapter 209C of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting, after the word "guardian", in line 17, the following:-

              No court shall make an order providing visitation rights to any parent who has been convicted of rape of the other parent of the child who is the subject of the order, unless such child is of suitable age to signify his assent and assents to such order; provided, further that until such order is issued, no person shall visit, with the child present, a parent who has been convicted of rape of the other parent of the child without consent of the parent who has been raped.

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