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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2203        FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2829


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Bradley H. Jones, Jr.


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 improving the protection of children.






Bradley H. Jones, Jr.

20th Middlesex

Donald F. Humason, Jr.

4th Hampden

Sheila C. Harrington

1st Middlesex

Angelo L. D'Emilia

8th Plymouth

Geoff Diehl

7th Plymouth

F. Jay Barrows

1st Bristol

Susan Williams Gifford

2nd Plymouth

Donald H. Wong

9th Essex

Todd M. Smola

1st Hampden

Kevin J. Kuros

8th Worcester

Kimberly N. Ferguson

1st Worcester

Matthew A. Beaton

11th Worcester

Steven L. Levy

4th Middlesex

Paul K. Frost

7th Worcester

George N. Peterson, Jr.

9th Worcester

Elizabeth A. Poirier

14th Bristol

Viriato Manuel deMacedo

1st Plymouth

HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2203        FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2829

By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2829) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others for legislation to exclude parental consent requirements for persons who have been convicted of murdering the other parent.  The Judiciary. 


SEE HOUSE, NO. 1445 OF 2009-2010.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the Year Two Thousand Eleven



An Act relative to improving the protection of children.


              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.   The third paragraph of subdivision (4) of Section 26 of chapter 119 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, is hereby further amended by striking out clause (ii) and inserting in place thereof, the following:-

              (ii) the parent has been convicted by a court of competent jurisdiction of the murder or voluntary manslaughter of another child of such parent or of the child’s other parent, of aiding, abetting, attempting, conspiring or soliciting to commit such murder or voluntary manslaughter or of an assault constituting a felony which resulted in serious bodily injury to the child, to another child of such parent or to the child’s other parent.

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