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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 613         FILED ON: 1/18/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 584

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Bruce J. Ayers

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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 regulating the practice of human body piercing.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Bruce J. Ayers

1st Norfolk


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 613        FILED ON: 1/18/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 584

By Mr. Ayers of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 584) of Bruce J. Ayers for legislation to prohibit the practice of body piercing, so-called, unless licensed by the Department of Public Health.  Public Health. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 2019 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 regulating the practice of human body piercing.
 

              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.  Chapter 111 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after section 5R:—Section 5S. The department of public health is hereby authorized and directed to promulgate rules and regulations relative to the licensure and monitoring of persons engaged in the business or practice of human body piercing. The piercing of any person not yet 18 years of age shall be prohibited within the commonwealth unless such person is accompanied by parent or legal guardian. For the purposes of this section, “human body piercing” shall be defined as the piercing of any part of the human body, not including the earlobe, for the purposes of inserting jewelry.

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