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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 332         FILED ON: 1/15/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 649

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Katherine M. Clark

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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 providing protection from subsequent violations of restraining orders.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Katherine M. Clark

Fifth Middlesex

Jennifer L. Flanagan

Worcester and Middlesex

Thomas M. Stanley

9th Middlesex

Denise Andrews

2nd Franklin

Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone

15 Commonwealth Avenue


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 332        FILED ON: 1/15/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 649

By Ms. Clark, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 649) of Katherine M. Clark, Jennifer L. Flanagan, Thomas M. Stanley, Denise Andrews and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to providing protection from subsequent violations of restraining orders.  The Judiciary. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act providing protection from subsequent violations of restraining orders.
 

              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 7 of chapter 209A of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting at line 45, after the first sentence in the fifth paragraph, the following:-

              Whoever violates such order or a protection order issued by another jurisdiction after having previously been convicted of violating an order issued pursuant to chapter 209A or a protection order issued by another jurisdiction, or after having previously been convicted pursuant to section 13A(b)(iii) or section 43(b) of chapter 265, shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for not more than five years or imprisonment in the house of correction for not more than two and one-half years.

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