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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2976         FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1287

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Viriato Manuel deMacedo

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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 clarifying procedures for the custodial protection of a child requiring assistance.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Viriato Manuel deMacedo

1st Plymouth

Stephen L. DiNatale

3rd Worcester

Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr.

12th Hampden

Michael J. Rodrigues

First Bristol and Plymouth

John H. Rogers

12th Norfolk

Thomas J. Calter

12th Plymouth

Michael R. Knapik

Second Hampden and Hampshire

Angelo L. D'Emilia

8th Plymouth

Randy Hunt

5th Barnstable

Michael F. Rush

Norfolk and Suffolk

Denise C. Garlick

13th Norfolk

Todd M. Smola

1st Hampden

Donald H. Wong

9th Essex

Cleon H. Turner

1st Barnstable

Leonard Mirra

2nd Essex

James M. Cantwell

4th Plymouth

Anne M. Gobi

5th Worcester

Bradford Hill

4th Essex

Christine E. Canavan

10th Plymouth

Nicholas A. Boldyga

3rd Hampden

Elizabeth A. Poirier

14th Bristol

Alice Hanlon Peisch

14th Norfolk

Richard J. Ross

Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex

Sarah K. Peake

4th Barnstable

Kenneth I. Gordon

21st Middlesex

Matthew A. Beaton

11th Worcester

Geoff Diehl

7th Plymouth

David Paul Linsky

5th Middlesex

John F. Keenan

Norfolk and Plymouth

Theodore C. Speliotis

13th Essex

Bruce E. Tarr

First Essex and Middlesex

Bradley H. Jones, Jr.

20th Middlesex

James R. Miceli

19th Middlesex

Harold P. Naughton, Jr.

12th Worcester

Patricia A. Haddad

5th Bristol

Keiko M. Orrall

12th Bristol

Paul K. Frost

7th Worcester

Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera

10th Hampden

William C. Galvin

6th Norfolk

Danielle W. Gregoire

4th Middlesex

George N. Peterson, Jr.

9th Worcester

Brian M. Ashe

2nd Hampden

Thomas P. Conroy

13th Middlesex


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2976        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1287

By Mr. deMacedo of Plymouth, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1287) of Viriato Manuel deMacedo and others relative to clarifying procedures for the custodial protection by law enforcement and court officials of a child requiring assistance.  The Judiciary. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to clarifying procedures for the custodial protection of a child requiring assistance.
 

              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 39H of Chapter 119 of the General Laws, as most recently amended by chapter 240 of the acts of 2012, is hereby amended by inserting in the first line of clause (ii) after the word “and” the word:- preferably.

              SECTION 2.  Section 39H of Chapter 119 of the General Laws, as so appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby further amended by striking the sentence “A child in custodial protection may not be confined in shackles or similar restraints or in a court lockup facility in connection with any proceedings under sections 39E to 39I inclusive.” and inserting in place thereof :- The preferred response by law enforcement and court officials when a child is in custodial protection in connection with any proceedings under sections 39E to 39I inclusive is to avoid the use of shackles and court lockup facilities when practicable.

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