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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 319         FILED ON: 1/14/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 390

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Geraldo Alicea

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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 for public protection of our youth..

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Geraldo Alicea

6th Worcester

John D. Keenan

7th Essex

Christine E. Canavan

10th Plymouth

James J. Dwyer

30th Middlesex

Paul McMurtry

11th Norfolk


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 319        FILED ON: 1/14/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 390

By Mr. Alicea of Charlton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 390) of Geraldo Alicea and others for legislation to protect certain students and clients of public or private institutions from inappropriate sexual contact by employees.  The Judiciary.

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 1246 OF 2009-2010.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act for public protection of our youth..
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              Chapter 268 of the General laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 21 the following section:-

               Section 21A.  Any person who is employed by a public or private school or institution of higher learning, the department of youth services, the department of social services, the department of mental health, the department of mental retardation or any private institution providing services to clients of such departments and who in the course of such employment or contract with a pupil or client of such departments or institutions within or outside of any facility thereof or a pupil or client under the direct custodial supervision and control of such person or another person, a pupil or client shall be deemed incapable of consent to sexual relations with such person.  For purposes of this section, sexual relations shall include intentional, inappropriate contact of a sexual nature, including, but not limited to conduct prohibited by section 22 or 24 of chapter 265 or section 2, 3, 35 or 53A of chapter 272.

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