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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1580         FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2820

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Kevin G. Honan

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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 provide for the public inspection of records made or received by special state police officers at educational institutions.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Kevin G. Honan

17th Suffolk

Patricia D. Jehlen

Second Middlesex

Paul J. Donato

35th Middlesex

Kay Khan

11th Middlesex

Antonio F. D. Cabral

13th Bristol

Sean Garballey

23rd Middlesex


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1580        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2820

By Mr. Honan of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2820) of Kevin G. Honan and others for legislation to designate certain law enforcement records as public records.  State Administration and Regulatory Oversight. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 1740 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act to provide for the public inspection of records made or received by special state police officers at educational institutions.
 

              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 63 of chapter 22C of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof the following paragraph:—

              All records, reports or other documentary materials or data made or received for the purpose of law enforcement by a special state police officer of a college, university or  other educational institution, appointed pursuant to this section, shall be public records unless such records fall within 1 or more of the exemptions in clause 26th of section 7 of chapter 4 or are education records as defined in 20 U.S.C. § 1232g (a)(4).  Such public records shall be kept and maintained in the custody of the law enforcement unit of such college, university, or other educational institution.

              SECTION 2.    Section 1 of chapter 66 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “necessary.”, in line 9, the following:—   He shall see that the public records made or maintained by an employee of a college, university or other educational institution, appointed as a special state police officer pursuant to section 63 of chapter 22C, are kept in the custody and condition required by the laws relating to such special state police officers so appointed.

              SECTION 3.    Subsection (a) of section 10 of said chapter 66, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “four”, in line 2, the following words:— or section 63 of chapter 22C

              SECTION 4.    Said Subsection (a) of section 10 of said chapter 66, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “police”, in line 11, the first time it appears, the following words:— , law enforcement records of special state police officers of a college, university or  other educational institution, appointed pursuant to section 63 of chapter 22C.

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