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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1531         FILED ON: 1/18/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1519

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Richard T. Moore

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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 promote the timely release of public records.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Richard T. Moore

Worcester and Norfolk


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1531        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1519

By Mr. Richard T. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1519) of Richard T. Moore for legislation to promote the timely release of public records.  State Administration and Regulatory Oversight. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act to promote the timely release of public records.
 

              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 15 of chapter 66 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking said section in its entirety and inserting in place thereof the following:-

              .Section 15.  Whoever unlawfully keeps in his possession any public record or removes it from the room where it is usually kept, or alters, defaces, mutilates or destroys any public record or violates any provision of this chapter shall be punished by a fine of not less than ten nor more than five hundred dollars, or by imprisonment for not more than one year.  Any public officer or individual who refuses or neglects to perform any duty required of him by this chapter shall, for each day of such neglect or refusal, be punished by a fine of not more than one hundred dollars.

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