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The 190th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 5: Giving false information

Section 5. Whoever knowingly gives to a registrar, assistant registrar, member of a listing board or police officer, for the purpose of making a list of residents seventeen years of age or older or a report under the laws relating to the listing and registration of voters, the name of any person as a resident of a building, who is not a resident thereof, shall be punished by a fine of not more than ten thousand dollars or by imprisonment for not more than five years, or both.