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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2475         FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3398

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Paul McMurtry

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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 police and youth partnership.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Paul McMurtry

11th Norfolk

F. Jay Barrows

1st Bristol


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2475        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3398

By Mr. McMurtry of Dedham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3398) of Paul McMurtry and F. Jay Barrows for legislation to promote police and youth partnerships in communities.  Public Service. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to police and youth partnership.
 

              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 96B of chapter 41 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the fourth paragraph the following paragraph:-

              Notwithstanding the provisions of chapter 31 and any collective bargaining, any person appointed to a position on a full-time basis in which he will exercise police powers in the police department of any city or town, shall, upon his hiring and within his first 2 years of service, volunteer a minimum of 10 hours per quarter, collectively 40 hours per year, to a community youth organization or youth activity.  The police officer shall select any community youth organization or youth activity that he sees fit so long as his volunteer work affords him an opportunity to build a positive relationship with youth in the community in which he serves.  The police officer may select multiple organizations or activities to fulfill the minimum requirements of this section.  Any volunteer work performed pursuant to this section shall be performed during non-work hours and shall be unpaid.

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