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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1472         FILED ON: 1/16/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1183

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Bruce J. Ayers

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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 the penalty for resisting a police officer.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Bruce J. Ayers

1st Norfolk


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1472        FILED ON: 1/16/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1183

By Mr. Ayers of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1183) of Bruce J. Ayers for legislation to establish the crime of resisting or obstructing public safety personnel in the performance of their duties.  The Judiciary. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 405 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to the penalty for resisting a police officer.
 

              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.  Chapter 265 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after section 13L the following new section:—

              Section 13M. Any person who shall knowingly and willfully obstruct, resist, interfere with, or oppose any police officer, firefighter, correction officer, or other officer in serving any process, rule or order issued by a lawful authority; or who knowingly and willfully shall obstruct, resist, interfere with, or oppose any such officer in the lawful performance of his duties may be punished by imprisonment in a jail or house of correction for not more than one year or by a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $250, or both. Any person suspected of violating this section may be arrested by a police officer without a warrant.

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