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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2881         FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 563

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

John J. Binienda

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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 prohibiting certain election practices..

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

John J. Binienda

17th Worcester

Michael O. Moore

Second Worcester


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2881        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 563

By Mr. Binienda of Worcester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 563) of John J. Binienda and Michael O. Moore for legislation to regulate the registration of certain web sites by political parties and committees and candidates for public office.  Election Laws. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 3113 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act prohibiting certain election practices..
 

              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. Chapter 56 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition,  is hereby amended by inserting after section 41A the following section:

                 

              Section 41B.  No political party, political committee or person, including but not limited to a candidate for elective office or a supporter thereof, shall register a web site that could be identified as the web site of another person who is an elected official, or a candidate or potential candidate for elective office.  Whoever knowingly violated this section shall be punished by a fine of not more than $1,000 or by imprisonment for not more than 6 months.

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