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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1410         FILED ON: 1/16/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 587

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Colleen M. Garry

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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 regulating conduct at polling places..

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Colleen M. Garry

36th Middlesex


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1410        FILED ON: 1/16/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 587

By Ms. Garry of Dracut, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 587) of Colleen M. Garry for legislation to further regulate conduct at polling places.  Election Laws. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 1107 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act regulating conduct at polling places..
 

              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 65 of Chapter 54 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding, after the first paragraph, the following paragraph:—    No rule, regulation or provision of law shall prohibit a candidate on the current election ballot from greeting voters and soliciting votes within 150 feet of the entrance door to the building where a polling place is located, provided that he/she is not distributing campaign material nor obstructing voters entering the polls.

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