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The 189th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 2: Establishment of central register

[Text of section effective until August 1, 2015. For text effective August 1, 2015, see below.]

Section 2. The director in consultation with the colonel of state police, through electronic data processing and related procedures, shall establish a statewide central register containing all available identifying data of any missing child, including, but not limited to, fingerprints and blood types. The director may use existing data processing and data communications systems of the criminal justice information system.


Chapter 22A: Section 2. Central register; included information

[Text of section as amended by 2014, 489, Sec. 3 effective August 1, 2015. See 2014, 489, Sec. 10. For text effective until August 1, 2015, see above.]

Section 2. The director, in consultation with the colonel of state police, through electronic data processing and related procedures, shall establish a statewide central register containing all necessary and available identifying information of a missing child in the commonwealth. The register shall include the same information required by 42 U.S.C. section 5780 and may include: (i) the missing child's identifying marks; (ii) prosthetics or surgical implants; (iii) a photograph; (iv) a description of the missing child's clothing; (v) items that might be with the missing child; (vi) reasons why the reporting person believes that the child is missing; (vii) circumstances that indicate the disappearance was involuntary; (viii) circumstances that indicate the missing child may be at risk of injury or death; (ix) the means of transportation of the missing person; (x) the missing child's fingerprints; and (xi) the missing child's blood type. The director may use existing data processing and data communications systems of the criminal justice information system.