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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2424         FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1408

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Bradley H. Jones, Jr.

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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 the expansion of the state DNA database.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Bradley H. Jones, Jr.

20th Middlesex

George N. Peterson, Jr.

9th Worcester

Bradford Hill

4th Essex

Elizabeth A. Poirier

14th Bristol

Viriato Manuel deMacedo

1st Plymouth

Donald Humason

 

Sheila C. Harrington

1st Middlesex

Paul K. Frost

7th Worcester

Nicholas A. Boldyga

3rd Hampden

Kimberly N. Ferguson

1st Worcester

Steven S. Howitt

4th Bristol

Todd M. Smola

1st Hampden

Kevin J. Kuros

8th Worcester

Matthew A. Beaton

11th Worcester


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2424        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1408

By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1408) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others that persons charged with the commission of  felonies be rquired to submit DNA samples.  The Judiciary. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 2192 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 the expansion of the state DNA database.
 

              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. Chapter 22E of the General Laws, as most recently amended by chapter 192 of 2012, is hereby amended by striking out section 3 and inserting in place thereof the following section: -

              Section 3.  Any person who is arrested by virtue of process, or is taken into custody by an officer and charged with the commission of a felony, and who upon arrest has been arraigned pursuant to the applicable court rules under the Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure, shall submit a DNA sample to the department.  The sample shall be collected by a person authorized under section 4 of this chapter subsequent to arraignment, in accordance with regulations or procedures established by the director.  The results of such sample shall be made part of the state DNA database.

              SECTION 2.  Section 12 of said chapter 22E, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 6,  the figure “$1,000” and inserting in its place thereof the following figure:- $2,000,- and by striking out, in line 7,  the words “six months” and inserting in place thereof the following words: - 1 year.

              SECTION 3.  Section 13 of said chapter 22E, as so appearing , is hereby amended by striking out, in line 4, the figure “$1,000” and inserting in its place thereof the following figure:- $2,000,- and by striking out ,in line 5, the words “six months” and inserting in place thereof the following words: - 1 year.

              SECTION 4.  Section 15 of said chapter 22E, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “expunged”, in line 3,  the following words: - if the original offense upon which the collection of DNA is based does not result in a conviction; or.

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