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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 100         FILED ON: 1/18/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 777

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Jennifer L. Flanagan

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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 dangerousness hearings..

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Jennifer L. Flanagan

 

Jennifer E. Benson

37th Middlesex

Joseph D. Early Jr

District Attorney, Middle District
225 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01608


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 100        FILED ON: 1/18/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 777

By Ms. Flanagan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 777) of Jennifer L. Flanagan and Jennifer E. Benson for legislation relative to dangerousness hearings.  The Judiciary. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE SENATE, NO. 2312 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 dangerousness hearings..
 

              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 (4) of section 58A of chapter 276 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2006 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out the following sentence in lines 100 to 102: - "The hearing shall be held immediately upon the person's first appearance before the court unless that person, or the attorney for the commonwealth, seeks a continuance."

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