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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2015         FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3279


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Michael D. Brady and James J. Dwyer


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 protecting police officers.






Michael D. Brady

9th Plymouth

Robert L. Hedlund


Geraldine M. Creedon

11th Plymouth

Benjamin Swan

11th Hampden

Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr.

12th Hampden

James M. Cantwell

4th Plymouth

HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2015        FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3279

By Messrs. Brady of Brockton and Dwyer of Woburn, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3279) of Michael D. Brady and others for legislation to increase the penalties for assault and battery upon public employees.  The Judiciary. 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts


In the Year Two Thousand Eleven



An Act relative to protecting police officers.

              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 13D of chapter 265 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 4 to 7, inclusive, the words “for not less than ninety days nor more than two and one half years in a house of correction or by a fine of not less than five hundred nor more than five thousand dollars” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- in a jail or house of correction for not less than 1 year nor more than 2 and one-half years or by imprisonment in the state prison for not more than 10 years, and by a fine of not less than $500 nor more than $5,000.

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