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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1328         FILED ON: 1/16/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1530

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Shaunna O'Connell and James J. Dwyer

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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 establishing a commission to research, assess, and develop procedures to implement a system permitting criminal offender record information requestors to conduct fingerprint-based checks of the national criminal history databases..

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Shaunna O'Connell

3rd Bristol

James J. Dwyer

30th Middlesex

Laurie Myers, Community VOICES

7 Pinehill Avenue

Joseph DiPietro, Protect Mass Children

1150 Walnut Street

Brian M. Ashe

2nd Hampden

F. Jay Barrows

1st Bristol

Geoff Diehl

7th Plymouth

Ryan C. Fattman

18th Worcester

Kimberly N. Ferguson

1st Worcester

Paul K. Frost

7th Worcester

Colleen M. Garry

36th Middlesex

Robert L. Hedlund

Plymouth and Norfolk

Bradley H. Jones, Jr.

20th Middlesex

Kevin J. Kuros

8th Worcester

Todd M. Smola

1st Hampden

Bruce E. Tarr

First Essex and Middlesex

Daniel B. Winslow

9th Norfolk

John P. Fresolo

16th Worcester

Bradford Hill

4th Essex

Marc T. Lombardo

22nd Middlesex

James R. Miceli

19th Middlesex

Michael O. Moore

Second Worcester

Angelo L. D'Emilia

8th Plymouth


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1328        FILED ON: 1/16/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1530

By Representatives O'Connell of Taunton and Dwyer of Woburn, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1530) of Shaunna O'Connell, James J. Dwyer and others for an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) of criminal offender record information requestors conducting fingerprint-based checks of the national criminal history databases.  The Judiciary. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to establishing a commission to research, assess, and develop procedures to implement a system permitting criminal offender record information requestors to conduct fingerprint-based checks of the national criminal history databases..
 

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

              Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, there is hereby established a commission to research, assess, and develop procedures to implement a system permitting criminal offender record information requestors to conduct fingerprint-based checks of the national criminal history databases.  The commission shall establish a process for making such requests, which shall be optional and made at the determination of the requestor. The commission shall examine and determine the appropriate roles of the Massachusetts department of criminal justice information and the state police.

              The commission shall consist of: the secretary of the executive office of public safety and security, or a designee, who shall serve as chair; the chair of the sex offender registry board, or a designee; 2 members of the house of representatives, 1 of whom shall be appointed by the minority leader; 2 members of the senate, 1 of whom shall be appointed by the minority leader; a representative of the state police; and 3 persons to be appointed by the governor, 2 of whom shall be representatives of distinct victims’ rights advocacy groups, and 1 whom shall be a representative of an advocacy group which serves developmentally disabled individuals.

              The commission shall commence within 2 weeks of the effective date of this act.  The commission shall submit a final report of its findings and recommendations, together with drafts of legislation necessary to implement those recommendations, by filing the same with the clerks of the senate and house on or before June 30, 2013.

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