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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 490         FILED ON: 1/18/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 429

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

James J. Dwyer

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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 falsely assuming to be a public official.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

James J. Dwyer

30th Middlesex

Geraldo Alicea

6th Worcester

Jennifer E. Benson

37th Middlesex

Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr.

12th Hampden

James E. Timilty

 

Shaunna O'Connell

3rd Bristol

Kathi-Anne Reinstein

16th Suffolk

Thomas M. Stanley

9th Middlesex

Martin J. Walsh

13th Suffolk

Sean Garballey

23rd Middlesex


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 490        FILED ON: 1/18/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 429

By Mr. Dwyer of Woburn, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 429) of James J. Dwyer and others relative to the penalties imposed for falsely assuming to be a public official.  The Judiciary. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 1345 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 falsely assuming to be a public official.
 

              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 33 of chapter 268 of the General Laws,  as appearing in the 2006 Official Edition,  is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 11 and 12, the words “ a fine of not more than four hundred dollars or by imprisonment for not more than one year”  and inserting in place thereof the following words:- a fine of not more than $5,000 or by imprisonment in a jail or house of correction for not more than 2 ½ years or by both such fine and imprisonment.

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