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The 190th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 35: Promising public appointments for political action

Section 35. No person holding a public office or in nomination for, or seeking a nomination for, or appointment to, an office, shall corruptly use or promise to use, directly or indirectly, any official authority or influence to confer upon any person, or to aid a person to obtain, an office or public employment, or a nomination, confirmation, promotion or increase of salary, upon the consideration or condition that the vote, political influence or action of any person shall be given or used in behalf of a candidate, officer or party, or upon any other corrupt condition or consideration.

Violation of any provision of this section shall be punished by a fine of not less than one hundred nor more than one thousand dollars.