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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1487         FILED ON: 1/18/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 775

 

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 relative to the protection of youth.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Richard T. Moore

Worcester and Norfolk

Chief Steven Wojnar

 

Peter J. Durant

6th Worcester


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1487        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 775

By Mr. Richard T. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 775) of Richard T. Moore, Chief Steven Wojnar and Peter J. Durant for legislation relative to the protection of youth.  The Judiciary. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to the protection of youth.
 

              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 268 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after section 21 the following section:-

              Section 21B.  Any person who is employed by a public or private school or institution of higher learning, the department of youth services, the department of social services, the department of mental health, the department of developmental disabilities or any private institution providing services to clients of such departments and who in the course of such employment or contract with a pupil or client of such departments or institutions within or outside of any facility thereof or a pupil or client under the direct custodial supervision and control of such person or another person, pupil or client, shall be deemed incapable of consent to sexual relations with such person.  For purposes of this section, sexual relations shall include intentional, inappropriate contact of a sexual nature, including, but not limited to conduct prohibited by section 22 or 24 of chapter 265 or section 2, 3, 35 or 53A of chapter 272.

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