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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2220         FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1244

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

James M. Cantwell

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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 motor vehicle police chases .

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

James M. Cantwell

4th Plymouth

Thomas J. Calter

12th Plymouth


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2220        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1244

By Mr. Cantwell of Marshfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1244) of James M. Cantwell and Thomas J. Calter for legislation to establish penalties for fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer.  The Judiciary. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to motor vehicle police chases .
 

              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 adding the following section:-

              Section 41. Whoever knowingly operates a motor vehicle on a street, road, alley, or highway in this state, to intentionally flee or attempt to elude a law enforcement officer after having received a signal from the officer to bring the vehicle to a stop shall be punished. If convicted the penalty shall be up to 2 1/2 years inthe house of correction and up to one year in state prison. In addition the driver shall receive a fine no less than $500 and no more than $5,000.

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