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The 189th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 13: Custodian to demand records; compelling compliance

[ Text of section effective until January 1, 2017. For text effective January 1, 2017, see below.]

  Section 13. Whoever is entitled to the custody of public records shall demand the same from any person having possession of them, who shall forthwith deliver the same to him. Upon complaint of any public officer entitled to the custody of a public record, the superior court shall have jurisdiction in equity to compel any person unlawfully having such record in his possession to deliver the same to the complainant.

Chapter 66: Section 13. Custodian to demand records; compelling compliance

[ Text of section as amended by 2016, 121, Sec. 12 effective January 1, 2017. See 2016, 121, Sec. 22. For text effective until January 1, 2017, see above.]

  Section 13. Whoever is entitled to the custody of public records shall demand the same from any person unlawfully having possession of them, who shall forthwith deliver the same to him. Upon complaint of any public officer entitled to the custody of a public record, the superior court shall have jurisdiction in equity to compel any person unlawfully having such record in his possession to deliver the same to the complainant.