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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 632         FILED ON: 1/17/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1189

 

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 police training.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

James E. Timilty

Bristol and Norfolk

Stephen L. DiNatale

3rd Worcester

Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr.

12th Hampden

Michael J. Rodrigues

First Bristol and Plymouth

John H. Rogers

12th Norfolk

Thomas J. Calter

12th Plymouth

Michael R. Knapik

Second Hampden and Hampshire

Michael O. Moore

Second Worcester

Louis L. Kafka

8th Norfolk

Thomas M. McGee

Third Essex

Paul McMurtry

11th Norfolk

Michael F. Rush

Norfolk and Suffolk

Todd M. Smola

1st Hampden

Donald H. Wong

9th Essex

Cleon H. Turner

1st Barnstable

F. Jay Barrows

1st Bristol

Lori A. Ehrlich

8th Essex

James M. Cantwell

4th Plymouth

Anne M. Gobi

5th Worcester

Christine E. Canavan

10th Plymouth

Nicholas A. Boldyga

3rd Hampden

Alice Hanlon Peisch

14th Norfolk

Mark J. Cusack

5th Norfolk

Elizabeth A. Poirier

14th Bristol

Sarah K. Peake

4th Barnstable

William C. Galvin

6th Norfolk

Kenneth I. Gordon

21st Middlesex

Geoff Diehl

7th Plymouth

Theodore C. Speliotis

13th Essex

Carolyn C. Dykema

8th Middlesex

Jason Lewis

 

Richard J. Ross

Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex

James R. Miceli

19th Middlesex

Harold P. Naughton, Jr.

12th Worcester

Karen E. Spilka

Second Middlesex and Norfolk

Paul K. Frost

7th Worcester

Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera

10th Hampden

William N. Brownsberger

Second Suffolk and Middlesex

Claire D. Cronin

11th Plymouth

Danielle W. Gregoire

4th Middlesex

Denise C. Garlick

13th Norfolk

George N. Peterson, Jr.

9th Worcester

Daniel A. Wolf

Cape and Islands

Thomas P. Kennedy

Second Plymouth and Bristol


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 632        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1189

By Mr. Timilty, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1189) of James E. Timilty, Stephen L. DiNatale, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr., Michael J. Rodrigues and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to police training.  Public Safety and Homeland Security. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE SENATE, NO. 1258 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 police training.
 

              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 6 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 116 the following section:-

              Section 116 1/2. (a) Sums for the estimated expenses of providing annual in-service specialized and statutorily-mandated training programs conducted by the municipal police training committee for veteran and reserve municipal police officers and for those officers employed by agencies of the commonwealth who exercise police powers and receive this training from the municipal police training committee, including but not limited to environmental police officers and campus police officers of the University of Massachusetts and state universities who exercise police powers, shall be paid to the commissioner of insurance by property and casualty insurance companies writing motor vehicle insurance policies in the commonwealth by means of a policy surcharge imposed upon the policyholder of any private passenger automobile policy issued by any property and casualty insurance company writing motor vehicle insurance policies in the commonwealth. These programs shall include new recruit training provided by the municipal police training committee; development and delivery of distance learning programs by the municipal police training committee; a standards and evaluations program for training courses and instructors of or certified by the municipal police training committee; the development and updating of training programs including curricula by the municipal police training committee, hiring, equipping, and training new state police recruits; and the development and operation of a state police cadet program including the hiring, equipping, and training of state police cadets, subject to appropriation, and the estimated cost of fringe benefits associated with this training hiring and employment. The amount of any surcharge shall be separately stated on either a billing or policy declaration sent to an insured. The rate of the policy surcharge shall be determined and adjusted annually by the commissioner of insurance to a rate sufficient to generate a surcharge to fund the expenses estimated by the secretary of public safety and security for the purposes described above.

              (b) The policy surcharge shall be collected and remitted to the commissioner of insurance by the property and casualty insurance companies writing motor vehicle insurance policies in the commonwealth on a quarterly basis on or before the twenty-fifth day of the month succeeding the end of the quarter in which it is collected. Any company failing or refusing to collect and remit to the commissioner of insurance any policy surcharge or whose surcharge payments are not postmarked by the due dates for quarterly filing shall be liable for a penalty of up to $100 for each day of delinquency, to be assessed by the commissioner of insurance. The estimated costs shall include an amount equal to the cost of fringe benefits as established by the secretary of administration and finance under section 5D of chapter 29. Any surcharge collected in a fiscal year but not expended by the municipal police training committee or department of state police for the purposes set forth in this section shall be retained by the commonwealth solely for use by the municipal police training committee or department of state police.

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