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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1158        FILED ON: 1/13/2009

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 996

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

James E. Timilty

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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 regarding uniform police identifications cards.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

James E. Timilty

Bristol and Norfolk

George N. Peterson, Jr.

9th Worcester

William N. Brownsberger

24th Middlesex

Stephen M. Brewer

Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin

Bruce E. Tarr

First Essex and Middlesex

Richard R. Tisei

Middlesex and Essex

Michael R. Knapik

Second Hampden and Hampshire

William Smitty Pignatelli

4th Berkshire

Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr.

12th Hampden

Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera

10th Hampden

Steven J. D'Amico

4th Bristol

William C. Galvin

6th Norfolk

Karyn E. Polito

11th Worcester

Todd M. Smola

1st Hampden

David B. Sullivan

6th Bristol

Jennifer L. Flanagan

Worcester and Middlesex

Geraldo Alicea

6th Worcester

Susan Williams Gifford

2nd Plymouth

James Dwyer

30th Middlesex

John V. Fernandes

10th Worcester

Michael Brady

9th Plymouth

Anne M. Gobi

5th Worcester

Richard J. Ross

9th Norfolk

Thomas M. McGee

Third Essex and Middlesex

Harold P. Naughton, Jr.

12th Worcester

Gale D. Candaras

First Hampden and Hampshire

Carolyn Dykema

8th Middlesex

Patricia A. Haddad

5th Bristol

Jonathan Hecht

29th Middlesex

Robert L. Rice, Jr.

2nd Worcester


[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE SENATE, NO. S01346 OF 2007-2008.]

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand and Nine

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An Act regarding uniform police identifications cards.


 

              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. Chap ter 41, section 98D of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking the current section and inserting in its place the following section:

Each city or town, and the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Transit Police Department, shall issue to every full time police officer employed by it an identification card bearing the officer’s photograph and identity. The secretary of public safety shall have the authority to promulgate regulations relative to the issuance of identification cards to police officers.   Such card shall be carried on the officer’s person, and shall be exhibited upon lawful request for purposes of identification.

SECTION 2. Chapter 22C, section 19 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after the first sentence the fo llowing sentence:

The secretary of public safety shall have the authority to promulgate regulations relative to the issuance of identification cards to state police officers.

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