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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2906         FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2145

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Kimberly N. Ferguson

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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 non lethal self defense spray.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Kimberly N. Ferguson

1st Worcester

Bradley H. Jones, Jr.

20th Middlesex

Danielle W. Gregoire

4th Middlesex

Carlos Henriquez

5th Suffolk

Steven S. Howitt

4th Bristol

Marc T. Lombardo

22nd Middlesex

Anne M. Gobi

5th Worcester

Angelo L. D'Emilia

8th Plymouth

Sheila C. Harrington

1st Middlesex

Tom Sannicandro

7th Middlesex

Matthew A. Beaton

11th Worcester

Randy Hunt

5th Barnstable

Christine E. Canavan

10th Plymouth

Todd M. Smola

1st Hampden

F. Jay Barrows

1st Bristol

Peter J. Durant

6th Worcester

Martha M. Walz

8th Suffolk

George N. Peterson, Jr.

9th Worcester

Keiko M. Orrall

12th Bristol

Walter F. Timilty

7th Norfolk

Daniel B. Winslow

9th Norfolk

Ryan C. Fattman

18th Worcester

Thomas J. Calter

12th Plymouth

Bruce E. Tarr

First Essex and Middlesex

Kevin J. Kuros

8th Worcester

David T. Vieira

3rd Barnstable


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2906        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2145

By Mrs. Ferguson of Holden, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2145) of Kimberly N. Ferguson and others relative to the issuance of licenses for the use of chemical mace.  Public Safety and Homeland Security. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 2403 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 non lethal self defense spray.
 

              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, shall be amended by deleting in lines 6 through 8 the following:- “The term “ammunition” shall also mean tear gas cartridges, chemical mace or any device or instrument which contains or emits a liquid, gas, powder or any other substance designed to incapacitate.”

              SECTION 2. Section 121 of Chapter 140 of the general laws, as appearing in the 2010 official edition, shall be amended by inserting after the word “imposed in line 7 the following:- “Defensive Spray” shall mean tear gas cartridges, chemical mace or any device or instrument which contains or emits a liquid, gas, powder or any other substance designed to incapacitate.”

              SECTION 3. Section 129B of Chapter 140 of the general laws, as appearing in the 2010 official edition, shall be amended by deleting in lines 141 through 143 the following:- “A firearm identification card shall be valid for the purpose of purchasing and possessing chemical mace, pepper spray or other similarly propelled liquid, gas or powder designed to temporarily incapacitate.”

              SECTION 4. Section 129B of Chapter 140 of the general laws, as appearing in the 2010 official edition, shall be amended by deleting in lines 155 through 159 the following:- “If a firearm identification card is issued for the sole purpose of purchasing or possessing chemical mace, pepper spray or other similarly propelled liquid, gas or powder designed to temporarily incapacitate, such card shall clearly state that such card is valid for such limited purpose only.”

              SECTION 5. Section 129B of Chapter 140 of the general laws, as appearing in the 2010 official edition, shall be amended by deleting Clause (9B) in lines 198 through 215.

              SECTION 6. Chapter 140 of the general laws, as appearing in the 2010 official edition, shall be amended by inserting the following new section:- Section 129E. Notwithstanding and special law or regulation to the contrary it shall be lawful for residents or non-residents aged 18 years of age or older to purchase, possess, carry, transport Defensive Sprays as defined in Section 121 of Chapter 140.

              SECTION 7. Section 131 of Chapter 140 of the general laws, as appearing in the 2010 official edition, shall be amended by deleting clause (c) in lines 92 through 97.

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