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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2087         FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1378

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Paul R. Heroux

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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 raising the standard of proof for juvenile defendants .

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Paul R. Heroux

2nd Bristol

Tom Sannicandro

7th Middlesex


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2087        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1378

By Mr.  Heroux of Attleboro, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1378) of Paul R. Heroux and Tom Sannicandro relative to the standard of proof for juvenile defendants.  The Judiciary. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to raising the standard of proof for juvenile defendants .
 

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

              SECTION 5. Section 5 of chapter 258E of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended, in line 9, by inserting after the word "entered;" the following words:- However, if the defendant is 13 or younger, then the burden of proof necessary to issue a harassment protection order is clear convincing evidence, as opposed to preponderance of the evidence.

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