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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 325         FILED ON: 1/15/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1224

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Benjamin B. Downing

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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 further regulating the appointment of police officers.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Benjamin B. Downing

Berkshire, Hampshire, Franklin and Hampden


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 325        FILED ON: 1/15/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1224

By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1224) of Benjamin B. Downing for legislation to further regulate the appointment of police officers.  Public Service. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE SENATE, NO. 1292 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act further regulating the appointment of police officers.
 

              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 58 of chapter 31 of the General Laws, as amended by section 8A of chapter 118 of the Acts of 2012, is hereby amended by striking out the second paragraph and inserting in its place the following paragraph:-

              “No person shall be certified for original appointment to the position of firefighter or police officer in a city or town which has not accepted the provisions of sections 61A and 61B if such person has reached 32 years of age on or before the final date for the filing of applications, as stated in the examination notice, for the examination used to establish the eligible list from which such certification is to be made. No person shall be eligible to take an examination for original appointment to the position of firefighter or police officer in any city or town if the applicant will not have reached 19 years of age on or before the final date for the filing of applications for such examination, as so stated; provided, however, that an applicant who reached 19 years of age while serving on active military duty, who was not 19 on or before the date of an original examination, shall be eligible for any subsequent make up examination that is offered. No person shall be eligible for original appointment to the position of police officer in any city or town until that person has reached the age of 21.”

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