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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2241        FILED ON: 1/12/2009

HOUSE  .   .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1696

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Michael J. Rodrigues

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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 passage of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to assault a nd battery on health care providers.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Michael J. Rodrigues

8th Bristol

Mary E. Grant

6th Essex

Sarah K. Peake

4th Barnstable


[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 1700 OF 2007-2008.]

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand and Nine

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An Act relative to assault and battery on health care providers.


 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              Chapter 265 of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out in Section 13I, as appearing in the 2000 Official Edition, and inserting in place thereof the following section:—  Section 13I. Whoever commits an assault or assault and battery on an emergency medical technician, an ambulance operator, registered nurse, registered nurse psychologist, physical therapist, occupational therapist, or an ambulance attendant, while said technician, operator, registered nurse, registered nurse psychologist, physical therapist, occupational therapist or attendant is treating or transporting, in the line of duty, a person, shall be punished by imprisonment in the house of correction for not less than ninety days nor more than two and one half years, or by a fine of not less than five hundred nor more than five thousand dollars, or both.

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