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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1558         FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1377


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Paul R. Heroux


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 sex offender classification.






Paul R. Heroux

2nd Bristol

John P. Fresolo

16th Worcester

Marc T. Lombardo

22nd Middlesex

F. Jay Barrows

1st Bristol

John J. Binienda

17th Worcester

Tom Sannicandro

7th Middlesex

Marcos A. Devers

16th Essex

Diana DiZoglio

14th Essex

Daniel B. Winslow

9th Norfolk

HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1558        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1377

By Mr.  Heroux of Attleboro, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1377) of Paul R. Heroux and others relative to the classification of sex offenders diagnosed as pedophiles by a licensed mental health clinician.  The Judiciary. 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts


In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen



An Act relative to sex offender classification.

              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 178K of chapter 6 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 51, the words “whether the sex offender has a mental abnormality” and inserting in place thereof the following words:-

              whether the sex offender has been diagnosed as a pedophile by a Massachusetts licensed mental health clinician.

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