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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2297        FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2404


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 a report of firearms statistics.






Bradley H. Jones, Jr.

20th Middlesex

Donald F. Humason, Jr.

4th Hampden

Sheila C. Harrington

1st Middlesex

Randy Hunt

5th Barnstable

F. Jay Barrows

1st Bristol

Shaunna O'Connell

3rd Bristol

George T. Ross

2nd Bristol

Todd M. Smola

1st Hampden

Paul K. Frost

7th Worcester

George N. Peterson, Jr.

9th Worcester

Elizabeth A. Poirier

14th Bristol

Viriato Manuel deMacedo

1st Plymouth

HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2297        FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2404

By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2404) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., and others relative to the filing of a biennial report by the Secretary of Public Safety of firearms-related statistics.  Public Safety and Homeland Security. 


SEE HOUSE, NO. 2238 OF 2009-2010.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the Year Two Thousand Eleven



An Act relative to a report of firearms statistics.


              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 18 ¾ of chapter 6A of the General Laws, as most recently amended by chapter 256 of the Acts of 2010, is hereby further amended by adding the following clause:—

              (10) to develop a biennial report to be sent to the clerks of the house and senate, the house and senate committees on ways and means, the joint committee on public safety and homeland security, and the joint committee on criminal justice on March 1 of every other year beginning in 2010.  Said report shall contain, but not be limited to, comprehensive information and statistics related to firearms crimes and arrests and prosecutions of firearms-related offenses, to serve as an examination of the effectiveness of the commonwealth’s firearms-related regulations.  Said report shall include, but not be limited to, an explanation of substantial changes in state and federal firearms-related laws and firearms-related statistics in the commonwealth.             

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