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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1342        FILED ON: 1/16/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2312


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



John V. Fernandes


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 a polygraph testing for police officer applicants.






John V. Fernandes

10th Worcester

Richard T. Moore

Worcester and Norfolk

Stephen L. DiNatale

3rd Worcester

Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr.

12th Hampden

Michael J. Rodrigues

First Bristol and Plymouth

Thomas J. Calter

12th Plymouth

Michael R. Knapik

Second Hampden and Hampshire

Randy Hunt

5th Barnstable

Paul McMurtry

11th Norfolk

John H. Rogers

12th Norfolk

Todd M. Smola

1st Hampden

Donald H. Wong

9th Essex

Cleon H. Turner

1st Barnstable

F. Jay Barrows

1st Bristol

James M. Cantwell

4th Plymouth

Ann-Margaret Ferrante

5th Essex

Anne M. Gobi

5th Worcester

Nicholas A. Boldyga

3rd Hampden

Christine E. Canavan

10th Plymouth

Alice Hanlon Peisch

14th Norfolk

Matthew A. Beaton

11th Worcester

David Paul Linsky

5th Middlesex

Geoff Diehl

7th Plymouth

John F. Keenan

Norfolk and Plymouth

Theodore C. Speliotis

13th Essex

William N. Brownsberger

Second Suffolk and Middlesex

James R. Miceli

19th Middlesex

Paul A. Schmid, III

8th Bristol

Gale D. Candaras

First Hampden and Hampshire

Harold P. Naughton, Jr.

12th Worcester

Keiko M. Orrall

12th Bristol

Paul K. Frost

7th Worcester

Bruce E. Tarr

First Essex and Middlesex

Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera

10th Hampden

William C. Galvin

6th Norfolk

Thomas P. Conroy

13th Middlesex

Danielle W. Gregoire

4th Middlesex

George N. Peterson, Jr.

9th Worcester

Brian M. Ashe

2nd Hampden

HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1342        FILED ON: 1/16/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2312

By Mr. Fernandes of Milford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2312) of John V. Fernandes and others for legislation to prohibit mandatory polygraph testing for persons applying to become police officers.  Public Service. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen



An Act relative to a polygraph testing for police officer applicants.


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

              Section 19B of chapter 149 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “employment,”, in line 9, the words:- but not.

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