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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2379        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1400


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Bradley H. Jones, Jr.


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 juvenile restitution.






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

Daniel B. Winslow

9th Norfolk

Todd M. Smola

1st Hampden

Kevin J. Kuros

8th Worcester

Matthew A. Beaton

11th Worcester

HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2379        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1400

By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1400) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others relative to authorizing the courts of the Commonwealth to establish a system of juvenile restitution.  The Judiciary. 


SEE HOUSE, NO. 2201 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen



An Act relative to juvenile restitution.


              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 119 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after section 62 the following new section:-

              Section 62A.  The court shall make all reasonable efforts to ensure that restitution is made to the victim of a juvenile offender.  The court shall order that the juvenile be required to repair, replace or otherwise make restitution for damage or loss caused by his wrongful act and may impose fines in limited amounts.   Restitution shall be made a condition of release, placement, or parole by the juvenile court.  In cases where the court determines it is appropriate, the court may order the juvenile to make restitution directly to the court in the form of financial payments, which shall then be turned over to the victim of the offense.  The court may issue such orders as are necessary for the collection of restitution, including garnishments, wage withholdings and executions.             

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