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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1636         FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1620

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Todd M. Smola

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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 increasing the penalty for kidnapping a child.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Todd M. Smola

1st Hampden


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1636        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1620

By Mr. Smola of Palmer, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1620) of Todd M. Smola for legislation to increase the penalty for the kidnapping of a child.  The Judiciary. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 506 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 increasing the penalty for kidnapping a child.
 

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

              1. Section 26 of chapter 265 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2006 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 42 and 43, the words “shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for not more than 15 years” and inserting in place thereof the following words:-  whether he succeeds or fails in the perpetration of such kidnapping, shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for life or any term of years.

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