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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1836         FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3280

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Thomas J. Calter and Viriato Manuel deMacedo

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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 statute of limitation for manslaughter.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Thomas J. Calter

12th Plymouth

Jennifer E. Benson

37th Middlesex

Viriato Manuel deMacedo

1st Plymouth

Benjamin Swan

11th Hampden

Daniel K. Webster

6th Plymouth


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1836        FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3280

By Messrs. Calter of Kingston and deMacedo of Plymouth, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3280) of Thomas J. Calter and others relative to the statute of limitation for manslaughter.  The Judiciary. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act relative to the statute of limitation for manslaughter.
 

              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 63 of chapter 277 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out the first sentence and inserting in place thereof the following 2 sentences:-

              An indictment for murder, which is to include manslaughter and any lesser offense thereof, may be found at any time after the death of the person alleged to have been murdered. An indictment for manslaughter, which is to include any lesser offense thereof, may be found at any time after the death of the person alleged to have been killed.

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