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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 580         FILED ON: 1/19/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1292

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Benjamin B. Downing

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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 further regulating the appointment of police officers.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Benjamin B. Downing

Berkshire, Hampshire, and Franklin


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 580        FILED ON: 1/19/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1292

By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1292) of Benjamin B. Downing for legislation to further regulate the appointment of police officers.  Public Service.

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE SENATE, NO. 1050 OF 2009-2010.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act further regulating the appointment of police 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 58 of chapter 31 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out in line 23 the word "twenty-first" and inserting in place thereof the following word: - nineteenth. 

              SECTION 2. Said section 58, of said chapter 31, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting at the end of the second paragraph: - No person shall be eligible for original appointment to the position of police officer in any city or town until that person has reached the age of twenty-one.

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