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The 189th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 49: Proceedings to compel filing of proper statement required by Secs. 43, 44 or 47;equitable or mandamus relief to enforce Secs. 41 to 43; speedy trial

Section 49. The supreme judicial court or superior court may compel any person, group, or organization failing to file a statement required by sections forty-three, forty-four or forty-seven, or filing a statement not conforming to the requirements of said sections in respect to its truth, sufficiently in detail, or otherwise to file a sufficient statement, upon the application of the attorney general. The supreme judicial court or superior court may, upon application of the attorney general, grant equitable or mandamus relief to enforce sections 41 to 43, inclusive, prohibiting the offering or giving of or paying for gifts, meals, beverages, or other items. Relief under this section may include (a) an order to pay to the commonwealth an amount equal to the value of any compensation or thing paid or received in violation of section 42, or the value of any gift, meal, beverage, or other item given or received in violation of section 43; and (b) a civil penalty of up to $10,000 for each violation of sections 41 to 47, inclusive. Proceedings under this section shall be advanced for speedy trial upon the request of either party.