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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2014         FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1266

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera

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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 those who aid in the commission of a crime against a child.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera

10th Hampden


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2014        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1266

By Ms. Coakley-Rivera of Springfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1266) of Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera relative to the penalty for persons aiding in the commission of crimes against children.  The Judiciary. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 2806 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 those who aid in the commission of a crime against 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:
 

              Section 1.   Section 13B of chapter 265 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended as follows:

              By deleting lines 1-4 of section 13B as so appearing up to the period in line 4 and inserting in its place the following:-

              “Whoever commits an indecent assault and battery on a child under the age of 14, or whoever aids in the commission of such a crime, shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for not more than 12 years, or by imprisonment in the house of correction for not more than 5 years“

              Section 2.  Section 13H of chapter 265 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended as follows:

              By amending line 2 of section 13H as so appearing by inserting after the word “fourteen” the following:-

              “,or whoever aids in the commission of such a crime,”;

              And, by further deleting in line 3 the word “five” and inserting in place thereof the following:-

              “7”

              And, by deleting in line 4 the words "two and one-half“and inserting in place thereof the following:-

              “5”

              Section 3.  Section 13J of chapter 265 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended as follows:

              By amending lines 17, 21, 28 and 33 of section 13J as so appearing by inserting after the word “injury” in each instance, the following:-

              “, or whoever aids in the commission of such a crime,”;

              And further, by deleting in lines 19, 23, 29 and 35 to 36 the words “two and one-half ” in each instance and inserting in place thereof in each instance the following:-

              “5 ”;

              And further, by deleting in lines 18 and 34 the word ”five” in each instance and inserting in place thereof in each instance the following:-

              “7”;

              And further, by deleting in line 22 the word “fifteen” and inserting in place thereof the following:-

              “17”

              Section 4.    Section 13L of chapter 265 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended as follows:

              By amending line 24 as so appearing by inserting after the word “act”, the following:-

              “or whoever aids in the commission of such a risk or crime”

              And, by further amending line 25 of said section as so appearing by deleting the number “2 1/2” and inserting in place thereof the following number:-

              “5”.

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