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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3044         FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1481

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

James J. Lyons, Jr. and Marc T. Lombardo

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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 providing legal fees to innocent citizens.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

James J. Lyons, Jr.

18th Essex

Marc T. Lombardo

22nd Middlesex


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3044        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1481

By Messrs. Lyons of Andover and Lombardo of Billerica, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1481) of James J. Lyons, Jr. and Marc T. Lombardo relative to legal fees for citizens found innocent of committing a felony.  The Judiciary. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act providing legal fees to innocent citizens.
 

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

              Chapter 261 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 1 the following section:-

              Section 1A: All citizens of Massachusetts who are innocent of committing a felony or other heinous act shall have access to taxpayer-funded legal fees that are not less than those provided to any convicted wife murderer, except in criminal cases with respect to guilt or innocence.

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