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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1519         FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1273

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Edward F. Coppinger

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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 eliminating the statute of limitations for sex crimes in Massachusetts for criminal cases.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Edward F. Coppinger

10th Suffolk

F. Jay Barrows

1st Bristol

Nicholas A. Boldyga

3rd Hampden

Christine E. Canavan

10th Plymouth

Stephen L. DiNatale

3rd Worcester

Carolyn C. Dykema

8th Middlesex

Bradley H. Jones, Jr.

20th Middlesex

Kay Khan

11th Middlesex

Peter V. Kocot

1st Hampshire

Paul W. Mark

2nd Berkshire

Chris Walsh

6th Middlesex

Daniel B. Winslow

9th Norfolk

Joseph DiPietro

Protect Mass Children

Joan B.  Lovely

Second Essex

Angelo L. D'Emilia

8th Plymouth

John P. Fresolo

16th Worcester

Bradford Hill

4th Essex

Marc T. Lombardo

22nd Middlesex


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1519        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1273

By Mr. Coppinger of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1273) of Edward F. Coppinger and others for legislation to eliminate the statute of limitations for sex crimes in Massachusetts for criminal cases.  The Judiciary. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to eliminating the statute of limitations for sex crimes in Massachusetts for criminal cases.
 

              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 277 Section 63 of the General Laws, as amended by sections 67 to 69, inclusive, of chapter 267 of the acts of 2010, is hereby further amended by striking out the 4th sentence and inserting in place thereof the following sentence.

              An indictment for murder may be found at any time after the death of the person alleged to have been murdered. An indictment or complaint for an offense set forth in section 13B, 13B½, 13H, 13F, 22, 22A, 22B, 22C, 23, 23A, 23B, 24, 24B, 26, 26D, 26C, or 44 of chapter 265, section 3, 4, 4A, 4B, 28, 29A, 29B, 29C, 35, 35A or 53A (C) of chapter 272, or for conspiracy to commit any of these offenses or as an accessory thereof or one or more of them may be found and filed at any time after the date of the commission of such offense.

              There shall be a three (3) year retroactive window for plaintiffs to file any and all such claims.              

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