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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1833         FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2128

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Gailanne M. Cariddi

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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 to allow the possession and use of chemical mace and similar products.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Gailanne M. Cariddi

1st Berkshire

Randy Hunt

5th Barnstable

Keiko M. Orrall

12th Bristol

Cleon H. Turner

1st Barnstable


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1833        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2128

By Ms. Cariddi of North Adams, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2128) of Gailanne M. Cariddi and others relative to the possession and use of chemical mace and similar products.  Public Safety and Homeland Security. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act to allow the possession and use of chemical mace and similar products.
 

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

              Notwithsanding Sections 129B and section 131 of  the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, any resident of the commonwealth eighteen years of age or over may carry on his person and use in his lawful defense of life or property chemical mace, pepper spray, or other similarly propelled liquid, gas or powder designed to temporarily incapacitate.  Use of chemical mace, pepper spray, or other similarly propelled liquid, gas or powder designed to temporarily incapacitate with the intent to accost or annoy another person shall be punished by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars.

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