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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1527         FILED ON: 1/18/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 809

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Bruce E. Tarr

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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 providing for increased penalties for persons who commit crimes against the elderly..

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Bruce E. Tarr

First Essex and Middlesex

Thomas J. Calter

12th Plymouth

Ann-Margaret Ferrante

5th Essex

Bradley H. Jones, Jr.

20th Middlesex

Angelo L. D'Emilia

8th Plymouth

Michael R. Knapik

Second Hampden and Hampshire


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1527        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 809

By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 809) of Bruce E. Tarr, Thomas J. Calter, Ann-Margaret Ferrante, Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and other members of the General Court for legislation to provide for increased penalties for persons who commit crimes against the elderly.  The Judiciary. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE SENATE, NO. 874 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act providing for increased penalties for persons who commit crimes against the elderly..
 

              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 15A of chapter 265 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out the word “ten”, in line 3, and inserting in place thereof the following word:-fifteen; by striking out the word “one”, in line 4, and inserting in place thereof the following word:- two; by striking out the words “two and one-half”, in line 5, and inserting in place thereof the following word:- five; and by striking out the word "two", in line 9, and inserting in place thereof the following word:- five.

              SECTION 2.  Subsection (a) of section 15B of said chapter 265 is hereby amended by striking out the word "five", in line 3, and inserting in place thereof the following word:- ten; by striking out the word "one", in line 4, and inserting in place thereof the following word:- two; by striking out the words "two and one-half", in line 5, and inserting in place thereof the following word:- five; and by striking out the words "one year", in lines 9-10, and inserting in place thereof the following words:- “five years.”  

              SECTION 3.  Subsection (a) of section 18 of said chapter 265 is hereby amended by striking out the word "twenty", in line 3, and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- twenty five; and by striking out the word "two", in line 10, and inserting in place thereof the following word:- five.

              SECTION 4.  Subsection (a) of section 19 of said chapter 265 is hereby amended by striking out the words "not less than two years", in lines 8-9, and inserting in place thereof the following word:- life; by striking out the word "two", the second time it appears in line 9, and inserting in place thereof the following word:- ten; and by striking out the word "two", in line 12, and inserting in place thereof the following word:- ten.

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