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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 246         FILED ON: 1/19/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1182


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Stephen M. Brewer


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 safety of law enforcement officers..






Stephen M. Brewer

Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin

Stephen Kulik

1st Franklin

William Smitty Pignatelli

4th Berkshire

Stephen L. DiNatale

3rd Worcester

Bruce E. Tarr


John P. Fresolo

16th Worcester

Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr.

12th Hampden

Todd M. Smola

1st Hampden

SENATE DOCKET, NO. 246        FILED ON: 1/19/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1182

By Mr. Brewer, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1182) of Stephen M. Brewer, Stephen Kulik, William Smitty Pignatelli, Stephen L. DiNatale and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the safety law enforcement officers.  Public Safety and Homeland Security. 


SEE SENATE, NO. 921 OF 2009-2010.]

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts


In the Year Two Thousand Eleven



An Act relative to the safety of law enforcement officers..

              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 1 of Chapter 275 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2006 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting at the end thereof, the following words:--; provided further that any law enforcement officer, in the course of official business, shall be permitted to carry such weapons as are authorized by his appointing authority while in any state or county courthouse.

              As used in this section, "law enforcement officer" shall mean any state, county, or municipal police officer or special state police officer authorized to make arrests or serve criminal process.

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