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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 782         FILED ON: 1/20/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1193

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Harriette L. Chandler

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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 implementing a blue alert system in the Commonwealth .

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Harriette L. Chandler

 

James E. Timilty

 

Bruce E. Tarr

 

Sal N. DiDomenico

Middlesex, Suffolk, and Essex

James B. Eldridge

 

Jennifer E. Benson

37th Middlesex

Carolyn C. Dykema

8th Middlesex

Anne M. Gobi

5th Worcester


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 782        FILED ON: 1/20/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1193

By Ms. Chandler, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1193) of Harriette L. Chandler, James E. Timilty, Bruce E. Tarr, Sal N. DiDomenico and other members of the General Court for legislation to implement a blue alert system in the Commonwealth.  Public Safety and Homeland Security. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act relative to implementing a blue alert system in the Commonwealth .
 

              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 18¾ of chapter 6A of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following clause:-

              (10) to develop and implement a statewide blue alert system to be activated when law enforcement officials are searching for an individual who is wanted in the serious injury or killing of a police officer, state trooper, or other law enforcement official. 

              SECTION 2. Chapter 6A of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after section 19A the following section:-

              Section 19B. The executive office of public safety shall coordinate the implementation of a statewide blue alert system, pursuant to section 21 of chapter 22. 

              SECTION 3. Chapter 22 of The General Laws are hereby amended by adding the following section:-

              Section 21.

              THE STATEWIDE BLUE ALERT SYSTEM

              Section 1. The following terms as used in this chapter shall, unless the context clearly appears otherwise, have the following meanings:

              “Executive office”, the executive office of public safety.

              "Law enforcement agency", a  law enforcement agency with jurisdiction over the investigation of a crime resulting in the serious injury or death of a police officer, state trooper, or other law enforcement official. 

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