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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 560         FILED ON: 1/18/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 490

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Byron Rushing

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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 repeal of certain archaic laws.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Byron Rushing

9th Suffolk

Carl M. Sciortino, Jr.

34th Middlesex

Cleon H. Turner

1st Barnstable

Jay R. Kaufman

15th Middlesex

Chris Walsh

6th Middlesex

Frank I. Smizik

15th Norfolk

Elizabeth A. Malia

11th Suffolk

Patricia D. Jehlen

 

Tom Sannicandro

7th Middlesex

Martha M. Walz

8th Suffolk

Kay Khan

11th Middlesex

Ruth B. Balser

12th Middlesex

Gloria L. Fox

7th Suffolk

Ellen Story

3rd Hampshire


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 560        FILED ON: 1/18/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 490

By Mr. Rushing of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 490) of Byron Rushing and others relative to the repeal or reform of certain archaic laws.  The Judiciary.

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 3536 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 repeal of certain archaic laws.
 

              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 Section 16A of Chapter 264 of the General Laws, is hereby repealed.

              SECTION 2. Section 24 of Chapter 265 of the General Laws, is hereby repealed.

              SECTION 3. Section 18 of Chapter 272 of the General Laws, is hereby repealed.

              SECTION 4. Section 26 of Chapter 272 of the General Laws, is hereby repealed.

              SECTION 5. Section 34 of Chapter 272 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 1 to 2, the words “commits the abominable and detestable crime against nature, either with mankind or” and inserting in place thereof the words:— engages in sexual relations.

              SECTION 6. Section 35 of Chapter 272 of the General Laws, is hereby repealed.

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