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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1773         FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1375

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Benjamin Swan

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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 abuse prevention.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Benjamin Swan

11th Hampden

Gloria L. Fox

7th Suffolk

Christine E. Canavan

10th Plymouth

Denise Provost

27th Middlesex


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1773        FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1375

By Mr. Swan of Springfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1375) of Benjamin Swan and others for legislation to provide additional assistance to victims of domestic abuse.  The Judiciary. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 1751 OF 2009-2010.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act relative to abuse prevention.
 

              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 209A of the General Laws of Massachusetts is hereby amended by adding the following therein:— The officer shall provide written and/or aural notice of local domestic violence hotlines, services and shelters that have available beds.  This information should be provided in a way that accommodates the victim(s); when possible, translation services shall be provided.

                          SECTION 2. Section 4 of Chapter 209A of the General Laws of Massachusetts is hereby amended by adding to the sixth paragraph after the words “You may also request that the officer assist you in locating and taking you to a safe place, including but not limited to a designated meeting place for a shelter or a family member’s or a friend’s residence, or a similar place of safety”, the following therein:— The officer shall provide written and/or aural notice of local domestic violence shelters that have available beds.  This information should be provided in a way that accommodates the victim(s); when possible, translation services shall be provided.

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