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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2289         FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2403

 

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 non lethal self defense spray.

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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

Geoff Diehl

7th Plymouth

F. Jay Barrows

1st Bristol

Shaunna O'Connell

3rd Bristol

Susan Williams Gifford

2nd Plymouth

George T. Ross

2nd Bristol

Kevin J. Kuros

8th Worcester

Sheila C. Harrington

1st Middlesex

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. 2289        FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2403

By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2403) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others relative to the issuance of licenses for the use of chemical mace.  Public Safety and Homeland Security. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 2237 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 non lethal self defense spray.
 

              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 121 of chapter 140 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out the definition of “ammunition” and inserting in place thereof the following definition: “Ammunition,” cartridges or cartridge cases, primers (igniter), bullets or propellant powder designed for use in any firearm, rifle or shotgun.

              SECTION 2. Clause (6) of section 129B of chapter 140, as most recently amended by chapter 256 of the Acts of 2010, is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 140 through 142, the words “A firearm identification card shall be valid for the purpose of purchasing and possessing chemical mace, pepper spray or other similarly propelled liquid, gas or powder designed to temporarily incapacitate.”.

              SECTION 3. Clause (7) of  section 129B of said chapter 140, as most recently amended by chapter 256 of the Acts of 2010, is hereby amended by striking out in lines 154 through 158, the words “If a firearm identification card is issued for the sole purpose of purchasing or possessing chemical mace, pepper spray or other similarly propelled liquid, gas or powder designed to temporarily incapacitate, such card shall clearly state that such card is valid for such limited purpose only.”.

              SECTION 4. Section 131 of said chapter 140, as most recently amended by chapter 256 of the Acts of 2010, is hereby amended by striking out in lines 94 through 96 the words “and for purchasing and possessing chemical mace, pepper spray or other similarly propelled liquid, gas or powder designed to temporarily incapacitate,”.

              SECTION 5. Section 131P of said chapter 140, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out in lines 12 through 17 the words “; and provided further, that an applicant for a firearms identification card for the sole purpose of purchasing or possessing chemical mace, pepper spray or other similarly propelled liquid, gas or powder designed to temporarily incapacitate shall not be required to complete a basic firearms safety course as a prerequisite for receiving such card.”.

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