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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1348         FILED ON: 1/18/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1159

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Richard T. Moore

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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 deceptive weapons.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Richard T. Moore

Worcester and Norfolk

Michael F. Rush

Norfolk and Suffolk

Angelo L. D'Emilia

8th Plymouth

Michael O. Moore

Second Worcester

Christine E. Canavan

10th Plymouth

Randy Hunt

5th Barnstable

George N. Peterson, Jr.

9th Worcester

Todd M. Smola

1st Hampden

Kimberly N. Ferguson

1st Worcester

Matthew A. Beaton

11th Worcester

Bruce E. Tarr

First Essex and Middlesex


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1348        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1159

By Mr. Richard T. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1159) of Richard T. Moore, Michael F. Rush, Angelo L. D'Emilia, Michael O. Moore and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to deceptive weapons.  Public Safety and Homeland Security. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE SENATE, NO. 832 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to deceptive weapons.
 

              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 121 of chapter 140 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting the following definition:-

              “Deceptive Weapon Device”, any device or item used in the commission of a crime that is intended to convey the presence of a weapon, as defined in this section, to a potential victim or law enforcement officer.  Such devices or items shall include, but are not limited to, common air guns, toy guns, or substances carved or fashioned to resemble a weapon. 

              SECTION 2. Chapter 265 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting the following new section:-

              Section 45.  Any person who is in possession of a deceptive weapon device as defined in section 121 of chapter 140, during the commission of a violent crime as defined in section 121 of chapter 140 shall be seemed to be armed and shall be punishable by penalties set forth in this chapter. 

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