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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3248         FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1175


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



James Arciero


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 victim notification .






James Arciero

2nd Middlesex

Laurie Myers

7 Pine Hill Avenue

Stephen L. DiNatale

3rd Worcester

Colleen M. Garry

36th Middlesex

Thomas A. Golden, Jr.

16th Middlesex

Shaunna O'Connell

3rd Bristol

Bruce E. Tarr

First Essex and Middlesex

HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3248        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1175

By Mr. Arciero of Westford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1175) of James Arciero and others for legislation to require prosecutors to notify victims of their rights to provide the Sex Offender Registry Board with written impact statements.  The Judiciary. 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts


In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen



An Act relative to victim notification .

              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 3 of chapter 258B of the general laws is hereby further amended by inserting, at the end thereof, the following new subsections:-

(aa) for victims, to be notified by the prosecutor that they have the right to provide the sex offender registry board with a written impact statement for inclusion in the convicted sex offender’s classification determination pursuant to section 178K(1)(k) of chapter 6.  Upon the specific request of the victim to the sex offender registry board, the board shall inform the victim of the sex offender’s (i) registration and classification status and (ii) the addresses of where the sex offender lives, works, and attends an institution of higher learning regardless of the classification level and registration status of the offender

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