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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1510         FILED ON: 1/18/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 918

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

John F. Keenan

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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 the discharge of persons incompetent to stand trial.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

John F. Keenan

Norfolk and Plymouth

Jennifer L. Flanagan

Worcester and Middlesex

Denise Andrews

2nd Franklin


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1510        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 918

By Mr. Keenan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 918) of John F. Keenan, Jennifer L. Flanagan and Denise Andrews for legislation relative to the discharge of persons incompetent to stand trial.  Mental Health and Substance Abuse. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to the discharge of persons incompetent to stand trial.
 

              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 16 of chapter 123 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended in subsection (e), by striking the words "jurisdiction of the criminal case." in line 63, and inserting in place thereof the following:-

              "jurisdiction of the criminal case; provided that, notwithstanding any laws or regulations to the contrary, the superintendent or medical director shall at this time also provide information to said district attorney regarding the intended placement of the person, or the residential address to which that person shall return upon their discharge; provided further that placement or address information provided pursuant to this section shall not be subject to section 10 of chapter 66 of the General Laws."

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