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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1676         FILED ON: 1/21/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 832

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Richard T. Moore

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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 deceptive weapons.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Richard T. Moore

 

Viriato Manuel deMacedo

1st Plymouth

Michael O. Moore

 

Demetrius J. Atsalis

2nd Barnstable

Michael F. Rush

Suffolk and Norfolk

George T. Ross

2nd Bristol

George N. Peterson, Jr.

9th Worcester

John J. Binienda

17th Worcester

Christine E. Canavan

10th Plymouth

Susan Williams Gifford

2nd Plymouth

Anne M. Gobi

5th Worcester

Donald F. Humason, Jr.

4th Hampden

Randy Hunt

5th Barnstable

Marc T. Lombardo

22nd Middlesex

Elizabeth A. Poirier

14th Bristol

Dennis A. Rosa

4th Worcester

Todd M. Smola

1st Hampden

Bruce E. Tarr

 

Cleon H. Turner

1st Barnstable

Richard Bastien

2nd Worcester

Thomas A. Golden, Jr.

16th Middlesex

Bradford Hill

4th Essex

Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr.

12th Hampden

Chris Walsh

6th Middlesex


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1676        FILED ON: 1/21/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 832

By Mr. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 832) of Richard T. Moore, Viriato Manuel deMacedo, Michael O. Moore, Demetrius J. Atsalis and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to deceptive weapons.  The Judiciary. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act relative to deceptive weapons.
 

              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 121 of Chapter 140 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting the following definition:-

              “Deceptive Weapon Device” Any device or item used in the commission of a crime that is intended to convey the presence of a weapon, as defined in this section, to a potential victim or law enforcement officer.  Such devices or items shall include, but are not limited to, common air guns, toy guns, or substances carved or fashioned to resemble a weapon. 

                               SECTION 2. Chapter 265 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting the following new section:-

                               Section 45.  Crimes committed with a deceptive weapon device.

              Any person who is in possession of a deceptive weapon device as defined in Section 121 of Chapter 140 of the General Laws, during the commission of a violent crime as defined in Section 121 of Chapter 140 of the General Laws shall be seemed to be armed and shall be punishable by penalties set forth in this chapter. 

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