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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1135         FILED ON: 1/20/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1226

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Richard J. Ross

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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 remove pepper spray from firearms identification.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Richard J. Ross

Norfolk, Bristol, and Middlesex

George T. Ross

2nd Bristol

Robert L. Hedlund

 

Daniel B. Winslow

9th Norfolk

Bruce E. Tarr

 


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1135        FILED ON: 1/20/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1226

By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1226) of Richard J. Ross, George Ross, Robert L. Hedlund, Daniel Winslow and others for legislation to remove pepper spray from firearms identification.  Public Safety and Homeland Security.

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE SENATE, NO. 929 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 remove pepper spray from firearms identification.
 

              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. Subsection 6 of section 129B of chapter 140 of the General Laws, is hereby amended by striking out, after the words "otherwise prohibited by law.":- "A firearm identification card shall be valid for the purpose of purchasing and possessing chemical mace, pepper spray or other similarly propelled liquid, gas or powder designed to temporarily incapacitate."

                                SECTION 2.  Subsection 7 of section 129B of chapter 140, is hereby amended by striking out, after the words "shall be marked 'Firearm Identification Card'", the following:- "If a firearm identification card is issued for the sole purpose of purchasing or possessing chemical mace, pepper spray or other similarly propelled liquid, gas or powder designed to temporarily incapacitate, such card shall clearly state that such card is valid for such limited purpose only."

                                SECTION 3.  Subsection 9B of section 129B of chapter 140, is hereby amended by striking out the subsection in its entirety.

                                SECTION 4.  Subsection C of section 131 of chapter 131, is hereby amended by striking out, after the words "capacity rifles and shotguns":- ", and for purchasing and possessing chemical mace, pepper spray or other similarly propelled liquid, gas or powder designed to temporarily incapacitate,".

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