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The 193rd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 5: Availability of program participant's address for inspection or copying

Section 5. The secretary shall not make a program participant's address, other than the address designated by the secretary, available for inspection or copying, except under the following circumstances:

(1) If requested of the secretary by the chief commanding officer of a law enforcement agency or his designee in the manner provided for by regulation.

(2) Upon request to the secretary by a commissioner of a state agency, or his specific designee, in the manner provided for by regulation and upon a showing of a bona fide statutory or administrative requirement for the use of the participant's actual residential address, such that it is unable to fulfill its statutory duties and obligations without such residential address.

(3) To a person identified in a court order, upon the secretary's receipt of that court order which specifically orders the disclosure of a particular program participant's address and the reasons stated therefor.

(4) If certification has been canceled due to provision of false or incorrect information in an application or knowingly falsely attesting that disclosure of the applicant's address threatens the safety of the applicant or the applicants children or the minor or incapacitated person on whose behalf the application is made, as provided for in paragraph (5) of section 2.