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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 1: Definitions

Section 1. For the purposes of this chapter the following words shall, unless the context requires otherwise, have the following meanings:--

''Abuse'', as provided in section 1 of chapter 209A.

''Address'', a residential street, school or work address of an individual, as specified on the application to be a program participant under this chapter.

''Program participant'', a person certified by the state secretary to participate in the program.

''Application assistant'', an employee of a state or local agency, or of a nonprofit program that provides counseling, referral, shelter or other specialized service to victims of domestic abuse, rape, sexual assault, or stalking and who has been designated by the respective agency, and trained, accepted and registered by the state secretary to assist individuals in the completion of program participation applications.

''Secretary'', the state secretary.

''Rape'', as provided in sections 22, 22A, 22B, 22C and 23, 23A, 23B of chapter 265 and sections 2, 4 and 17 of chapter 272.

''Sexual assault'', as provided in sections 13B, 13B1/2, 13B3/4, 13F, 13H, 24, 24B, 26D and 50 of chapter 265 and sections 4A, 17, 29A, 29B and 35A of chapter 272.

''Stalking'', as provided in section 43 of chapter 265.