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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2699         FILED ON: 1/21/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3152

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Thomas A. Golden, Jr.

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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 definition of enticement.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Thomas A. Golden, Jr.

16th Middlesex

James J. Dwyer

30th Middlesex

George T. Ross

2nd Bristol

Bruce E. Tarr

 


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2699        FILED ON: 1/21/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3152

By Mr. Golden of Lowell, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3152) of Thomas A. Golden, Jr. and others relative to the penalties for enticing a child under the age of sixteen.  The Judiciary. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 1409 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 the definition of enticement.
 

              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 26C of chapter 265 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2002 Official Edition, is hereby amended in subdivision (a) by striking in line two the word “lure” and inserting in place thereof the following:- groom, lure,

              SECTION 2 Section 26C of chapter 265 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2002 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after subdivision (b) the following subdivision:-

              (c) Anyone who entices a child under 16, or a person believed to be under 16, electronically via  telephone, cell phone, electronic mail, internet chat room or “instant messenger” with any comment, solicitation, request, suggestion, proposal, image, or other communication verbal or otherwise which is obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy, or indecent, where sexual grooming, sexual abuse or sexual exploitation was intended, shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for not more than 5 years, or in the house of correction for not more than 21/2 years, or by a fine of not more than $5,000, or by both imprisonment and fine.

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