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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 681         FILED ON: 1/17/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1722

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

James E. Timilty

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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 high speed chases.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

James E. Timilty

Bristol and Norfolk

Thomas J. Calter

12th Plymouth


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 681        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1722

By Mr. Timilty, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1722) of James E. Timilty and Thomas J. Calter for legislation relative to high speed chases.  Transportation. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to high speed chases.
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              Chapter 90 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after section 25 the following section:

              Section 25A. Whoever willfully ignores the signal of a police officer to stop a motor vehicle and then operates the motor vehicle at a rate of speed in excess of 20 miles per hour over the speed limit established under sections 17, 17A, and 18 for a distance of a mile shall be punished by a fine of not more than $1,000 dollars and by imprisonment in a jail or house of correction for not more than 2 and ½ years, or by imprisonment in the state prison for not more than 5 years.

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