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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3027         FILED ON: 1/21/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2801

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera

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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 the collection of DNA.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera

10th Hampden

Benjamin Swan

11th Hampden


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3027        FILED ON: 1/21/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2801

By Ms. Coakley-Rivera of Springfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2801) of Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera and Benjamin Swan for legislation to regulate the submission of DNA samples by certain prisoners to the Department of the State Police.  The Judiciary. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 1322 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 the collection of DNA.
 

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

              Section 3 of chapter 22E of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, is hereby amended, by striking the first sentence and replacing it with the following:-

              “Any person who is convicted of an offense that is punishable by imprisonment in a state prison, any person adjudicated a youthful offender by reason of an offense that would be punishable by imprisonment in a state prison if committed by an adult, and any person who was convicted of an offense which permitted any period of incarceration in a house of correction as a penalty whether or not the person was so sentenced, shall submit a DNA sample to the department within 1 year of such conviction or adjudication or, if incarcerated, before release from custody, whichever occurs first.”

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