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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2227         FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2202

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Bradley H. Jones, Jr.

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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 increasing the jurisdictional amount in small claims cases.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Bradley H. Jones, Jr.

20th Middlesex

Marc T. Lombardo

22nd Middlesex

Donald F. Humason, Jr.

4th Hampden

Sheila C. Harrington

1st Middlesex

Randy Hunt

5th Barnstable

F. Jay Barrows

1st Bristol

Susan Williams Gifford

2nd Plymouth

Richard Bastien

2nd Worcester

Todd M. Smola

1st Hampden

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. 2227        FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2202

By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2202) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., and others relative to increasing the jurisdictional amount in small claims cases.  The Judiciary. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 1441 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 increasing the jurisdictional amount in small claims cases.
 

              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 21 of chapter 218 of the General Laws, as most recently amended by chapter 240 of the Acts of 2010, is hereby amended by striking out the words “two thousand dollars”, in lines 6 and 35, and inserting in place thereof in both instances the following figures:-- $5,000.

              SECTION 2.  This act shall take effect upon passage and shall apply only to such cases as are filed on or after said effective date.  Nothing in this act shall be construed to deprive any court of this commonwealth of jurisdiction over any case filed prior to the effective date of this act.

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