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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 2042        FILED ON: 3/19/2014

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2158

 

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 to recover assets used in the commission of sexual offenses.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Bruce E. Tarr

First Essex and Middlesex

Robert L. Hedlund

Plymouth and Norfolk

Donald F. Humason, Jr.

Second Hampden and Hampshire

Richard J. Ross

Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex

Richard T. Moore

Worcester and Norfolk


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 2042        FILED ON: 3/19/2014

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2158

By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2158) of Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund, Donald F. Humason, Jr., Richard J. Ross and others for legislation to recover assets used in the commission of sexual offenses.  Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure. 

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the Year Two Thousand Fourteen

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An Act to recover assets used in the commission of sexual offenses.

 

              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. Chapter 10 of the General Laws, as Appearing in the 2012 Official Edition, is hereby amended after Section 28B by inserting the following new section:-

              “Forfeiture of prizes for sexual offense violations

              SECTION 28C. Any holder of a winning ticket who is convicted of a violation of sections 22-24C, inclusive, or sections 50 or 51, of chapter 265 of the General Laws shall be ineligible for any remaining portion of a prize not yet disbursed.  The commission shall not make any further disbursements to the holder and shall return the remaining balance of the prize to the State Lottery and Gaming Fund established by section 10 of this chapter.

              SECTION 2. SECTION 55 of Chapter 265, as appearing in the 2012 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking the section in its entirety and inserting in place thereof the following:-

              “Forfeiture of funds used to facilitate violations of Secs. 22-24C, 50 or 51; victim restitution

              Section 55. All monies furnished or intended to be furnished by any person in exchange for forced labor or services or sexual servitude, and all monies used or intended to be used to facilitate any violation of sections 22-24C, inclusive, or section 50 or 51, shall be subject to forfeiture to the commonwealth and shall be made available by the court to any victim ordered restitution by the court pursuant to section 3 of chapter 258B.

              SECTION 3. SECTION 56 of said Chapter 265, as appearing in the 2012 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking the title and inserting in place thereof the following:-

              “Property subject to forfeiture resulting from violations of Secs. 22-24C, 50 or 51; procedure; exceptions; records; preliminary orders for seizure; referral to office of seized property management; homestead exemptions; recording of certificate of fact of final judgment”

              SECTION 4. SECTION 56 of said Chapter 265 is hereby further amended by inserting before the words “section 50 or 51,” wherever so appearing, the following:-

              “sections 22-24C, inclusive, or”

              SECTION 5. SECTION 56 of said Chapter 265 is hereby further amended by inserting after clause (iv) in line 18 the following new clause:-

              “(v) any monies received from the commonwealth, or from any fund or commission established by the commonwealth, including but not limited to prizes disbursed by the State Lottery Commission established by section 23 of chapter 10 of the General Laws, that were used or intended to be used to facilitate any violation of sections 22-24C, inclusive, or section 50 or 51”

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