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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2997        FILED ON: 1/21/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2402


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Kate Hogan


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 the lawful use of shotguns.






Kate Hogan

3rd Middlesex

Carolyn C. Dykema

8th Middlesex

Todd M. Smola

1st Hampden

Marc T. Lombardo

22nd Middlesex

Randy Hunt

5th Barnstable

Donald F. Humason, Jr.

4th Hampden

Cory Atkins

14th Middlesex

Shaunna O'Connell

3rd Bristol

Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr.

12th Hampden

Cleon H. Turner

1st Barnstable

Elizabeth A. Poirier

14th Bristol

Kimberly N. Ferguson

1st Worcester

Bradford Hill

4th Essex

Paul K. Frost

7th Worcester

Jennifer E. Benson

37th Middlesex

Anne M. Gobi

5th Worcester

Viriato Manuel deMacedo

1st Plymouth

George T. Ross

2nd Bristol

Geraldo Alicea

6th Worcester

Bruce E. Tarr


Christine E. Canavan

10th Plymouth

George N. Peterson, Jr.

9th Worcester

HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2997        FILED ON: 1/21/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2402

By Ms. Hogan of Stow, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2402) of Kate Hogan and others relative to the lawful use of shotguns.  Public Safety and Homeland Security. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the Year Two Thousand Eleven



An Act relative to the lawful use of shotguns.


              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 66 of Chapter 131 is hereby amended by deleting it in its entirety and replacing it with the following:

              Section 66: Except during the prescribed open season when deer or bear may be hunted lawfully with a shotgun, a person shall not have in his possession a shotgun shell loaded with a rifled slug, single ball, buckshot of any size, in any place where birds or mammals might be found.  The director may promulgate rules and regulations regarding shotgun ammunition to be utilized while engaged in hunting.

              Notwithstanding any special law or regulation to the contrary this section shall not apply to the use of shotguns of shotgun ammunition on a skeet, trap or other firing ranges.

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