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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2788         FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1279

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Mark J. Cusack

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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 penalties for unlicensed work.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Mark J. Cusack

5th Norfolk


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2788        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1279

By Mr. Cusack of Braintree, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1279) of Mark J. Cusack for legislation to increase the penalties for continuing to practice a trade or profession after a certificate, registration, license or authority to do so has been suspended, revoked or cancelled.  The Judiciary. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to penalties for unlicensed work.
 

              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. Subsection (a) of section 65 of chapter 112 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out the word “$2,500” in line 4 and inserting in place thereof, the following word:- $10,000

              SECTION 2. Subsection (b) of section 65 of chapter 112, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out the word “$1,000” in line 12 and inserting in place thereof, the following word:- $5,000

              SECTION 3. Subsection (b) of section 65 of chapter 112, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out the word “$2,500” in line 12 and inserting in place thereof, the following word:- $10,000

              SECTION 4. Section 65A of chapter 112 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out the word “$1,000” in line 7 and inserting in place thereof, the following word:- $5,000

              SECTION 5. Section 65A of chapter 112 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out the word “$2,500” in line 7 and inserting in place thereof, the following word:- $10,000

              SECTION 6. Section 5 of chapter 141 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking the first sentence and inserting in place thereof, the following sentence:-

              Any person, firm or corporation, or employee thereof, and any representative, member or officer of such firm or corporation individually, entering upon or engaging in the business and work hereinbefore defined, without having complied with this chapter, shall for the first offence be punished by a fine not to exceed $5,000, and for a subsequent offence by a fine not to exceed $10,000 or by imprisonment in the house of correction for six months, or both.

              SECTION 7.  Section 3L of chapter 143 of the General Laws, as so appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking the words “five hundred” in line 28 and inserting in place thereof, the following words:- ten thousand

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