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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1488        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 952


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Patricia D. Jehlen


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 strengthening the enforcement of certain dog laws.






Patricia D. Jehlen

Second Middlesex

Louis L. Kafka

8th Norfolk

Carlo Basile

1st Suffolk

William N. Brownsberger

Second Suffolk and Middlesex

Jason M. Lewis

Fifth Middlesex

Tom Sannicandro

7th Middlesex

Cleon H. Turner

1st Barnstable

Peter V. Kocot

1st Hampshire

Mark J. Cusack

5th Norfolk

Denise Provost

27th Middlesex

Eugene L. O'Flaherty

2nd Suffolk

Martin J. Walsh

13th Suffolk

David Paul Linsky

5th Middlesex

Lori A. Ehrlich

8th Essex

Christine E. Canavan

10th Plymouth

Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera

10th Hampden

Danielle W. Gregoire

4th Middlesex

Elizabeth A. Poirier

14th Bristol

David M. Rogers

24th Middlesex

William Smitty Pignatelli

4th Berkshire

Benjamin Swan

11th Hampden

Ruth B. Balser

12th Middlesex

John W. Scibak

2nd Hampshire

Mark C. Montigny

Second Bristol and Plymouth

Sal N. DiDomenico

Middlesex and Suffolk

Katherine M. Clark

Fifth Middlesex

Carolyn C. Dykema

8th Middlesex

Walter F. Timilty

7th Norfolk

Jonathan Hecht

29th Middlesex

Carl M. Sciortino, Jr.

34th Middlesex

Denise Andrews

2nd Franklin

James M. Murphy

4th Norfolk

Gale D. Candaras

First Hampden and Hampshire

Kay Khan

11th Middlesex

Josh S. Cutler

6th Plymouth

John P. Fresolo

16th Worcester

Brian R. Mannal

2nd Barnstable

John J. Lawn, Jr.

10th Middlesex

Paul Brodeur

32nd Middlesex

Paul R. Heroux

2nd Bristol

Bruce J. Ayers

1st Norfolk

Sean Garballey

23rd Middlesex

Colleen M. Garry

36th Middlesex

Timothy J. Toomey, Jr.

26th Middlesex

Byron Rushing

9th Suffolk

SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1488        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 952

By Ms. Jehlen, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 952) of Patricia D. Jehlen, Louis L. Kafka, Carlo Basile, William N. Brownsberger and other members of the General Court for legislation to strengthen the enforcement of certain dog laws.  Municipalities and Regional Government. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen



An Act strengthening the enforcement of certain dog laws.


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

              Section 174E of Chapter 140, as appearing in Section 48 of chapter 193 of the acts of 2012, is hereby amended by inserting after the last paragraph the following words:-

              (h) In addition to animal control officers, this section may be enforced by Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and Animal Rescue League of Boston officers appointed under section 57 of Chapter 22C.

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