Skip to Content

Download PDF

HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2280        FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2210


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 protecting children from domestic violence.






Bradley H. Jones, Jr.

20th Middlesex

Donald F. Humason, Jr.

4th Hampden

Sheila C. Harrington

1st Middlesex

F. Jay Barrows

1st Bristol

Shaunna O'Connell

3rd Bristol

George T. Ross

2nd Bristol

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. 2280        FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2210

By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2210) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., and others relative to protecting children from domestic violence.  The Judiciary. 


SEE HOUSE, NO. 1430 OF 2009-2010.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the Year Two Thousand Eleven



An Act protecting children from domestic violence.


              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 13A of chapter 265 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following subsection:--

              (d) Whoever commits an assault or an assault and battery upon another within a dwelling and in the presence of a child under 16 years of age shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for not more than 5 years or in the house of correction for not more than 2½  years, or by a fine of not more than $5,000, or by both such fine and imprisonment.  Furthermore, the law enforcement agency filing the charges shall provide the department of social services, as established in chapter 18B, with a notice of the charges, to be used at the department’s discretion.              

The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The General Court provides this information as a public service and while we endeavor to keep the data accurate and current to the best of our ability, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.