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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 245         FILED ON: 1/13/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 564

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Robert M. Koczera

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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 further regulating reporting requirements of constables..

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Robert M. Koczera

11th Bristol


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 245        FILED ON: 1/13/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 564

By Mr. Koczera of New Bedford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 564) of Robert M. Koczera relative to the reporting requirements of constables in cities and towns.  Municipalities and Regional Government. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 1987 OF 2009-2010.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act further regulating reporting requirements of constables..
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              Section 91B of chapter 41 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2000 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof the following paragraph:-

              Upon his qualification, the appointing authority shall send a written notice giving the name of the appointee, and the telephone number of his office, the amount of the bond, the name of the city or town in which the constable will serve, the date of appointment, term and expiration date thereof to the state secretary.  A list of such constables, so appointed, shall be recorded in a book or in a centralized registry kept for that purpose and shall be available to the public at all reasonable times.  A centralized registry will also be made available on the website of the Secretary of the State under the Public Records Division.

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