Skip to Content


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1193         FILED ON: 1/18/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 676

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

_________________

PRESENTED BY:

Cynthia S. Creem

_______________

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 regarding disposition of certain criminal offenses as civil infractions.

_______________

PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Cynthia S. Creem

First Middlesex and Norfolk


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1193        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 676

By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 676) of Cynthia S. Creem for legislation relative to the disposition of certain criminal offenses as civil infractions.  The Judiciary. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE SENATE, NO. 739 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

_______________

In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

_______________

 

An Act regarding disposition of certain criminal offenses as civil infractions.
 

              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 70C of chapter 277 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 4, the word “treat” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- “dispose of”.

                              SECTION 2.  Said section 70C of chapter 277 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “infraction” in line 6 the following words:- “upon the defendant’s plea of responsible to such civil infraction”.

                              SECTION 3.  Said section 70C of chapter 277 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in lines 16 and 17, the words “upon such finding by the court”.

                              SECTION 4.  Said section 70C of chapter 277 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 22, the word “treated” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- “disposed of”.

                              SECTION 5.  Said section 70C of chapter 277 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 25, the words “a fine” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- “a civil assessment”.

                              SECTION 6.  Said section 70C of chapter 277 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by adding the following paragraph:-

                              If the defendant fails to pay such civil assessment or restitution, the court may revoke the disposition of the violation as a civil assessment, reinstate it as a criminal charge, and issue a summons or warrant as necessary to bring the defendant before the court.             

The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The General Court provides this information as a public service and while we endeavor to keep the data accurate and current to the best of our ability, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

Error