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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 265        FILED ON: 1/15/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1137


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Jennifer L. Flanagan


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 police pursuits in the Commonwealth..






Jennifer L. Flanagan

Worcester and Middlesex

Stephen L. DiNatale

3rd Worcester

Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr.

12th Hampden

Michael J. Rodrigues

First Bristol and Plymouth

John H. Rogers

12th Norfolk

Thomas J. Calter

12th Plymouth

Michael R. Knapik

Second Hampden and Hampshire

Jennifer E. Benson

37th Middlesex

Michael O. Moore

Second Worcester

Josh S. Cutler

6th Plymouth

Randy Hunt

5th Barnstable

Michael F. Rush

Norfolk and Suffolk

Richard T. Moore

Worcester and Norfolk

Todd M. Smola

1st Hampden

Donald H. Wong

9th Essex

Cleon H. Turner

1st Barnstable

James B. Eldridge

Middlesex and Worcester

F. Jay Barrows

1st Bristol

Lori A. Ehrlich

8th Essex

Anne M. Gobi

5th Worcester

Ann-Margaret Ferrante

5th Essex

James M. Cantwell

4th Plymouth

Christine E. Canavan

10th Plymouth

Nicholas A. Boldyga

3rd Hampden

Alice Hanlon Peisch

14th Norfolk

Mark J. Cusack

5th Norfolk

Richard J. Ross

Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex

Sarah K. Peake

4th Barnstable

William C. Galvin

6th Norfolk

Kenneth I. Gordon

21st Middlesex

Matthew A. Beaton

11th Worcester

David Paul Linsky

5th Middlesex

Geoff Diehl

7th Plymouth

Kimberly N. Ferguson

1st Worcester

Angelo L. D'Emilia

8th Plymouth

John F. Keenan

Norfolk and Plymouth

Theodore C. Speliotis

13th Essex

Bruce E. Tarr

First Essex and Middlesex

Paul J. Donato

35th Middlesex

Bradley H. Jones, Jr.

20th Middlesex

James R. Miceli

19th Middlesex

Gale D. Candaras

First Hampden and Hampshire

Carolyn C. Dykema

8th Middlesex

Harold P. Naughton, Jr.

12th Worcester

Patricia A. Haddad

5th Bristol

Keiko M. Orrall

12th Bristol

Paul K. Frost

7th Worcester

David M. Rogers

24th Middlesex

Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera

10th Hampden

Katherine M. Clark

Fifth Middlesex

Danielle W. Gregoire

4th Middlesex

George N. Peterson, Jr.

9th Worcester

Thomas P. Kennedy

Second Plymouth and Bristol

SENATE DOCKET, NO. 265        FILED ON: 1/15/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1137

By Ms. Flanagan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1137) of Jennifer L. Flanagan, Stephen L. DiNatale, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr., Michael J. Rodrigues and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to police pursuits in the Commonwealth.  Public Safety and Homeland Security. 


SEE SENATE, NO. 1740 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen



An Act relative to police pursuits in the Commonwealth..


              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 25 of Chapter 90 of the General Laws as appearing in the 2006 Official Edition by adding to the end of said section 25 the following:-

              Any person who, while operating or in charge of a motor vehicle, when being pursued by a police officer in an official police vehicle displaying lights and siren, shall refuse or neglect to stop, shall be punished by a fine of not less than one thousand dollars nor more than ten thousand dollars and imprisonment in State Prison for not  less than two and one-half years nor more than five years, or both such fine and imprisonment.

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