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The 190th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 1: Definitions

Section 1. For the purposes of this chapter, the following words shall have the following meanings:?

''Board'', the witness protection board established in section 2.

''Prosecuting officer'', the attorney general or a district attorney from each county.

''Critical witness'', any person who is participating in a criminal investigation, or has received a subpoena or who is reasonably expected to give testimony that is, in the judgment of the prosecuting officer, essential to a criminal investigation or proceeding or such person's relatives, guardians, friends or associates who are reasonably endangered by such person's participation in the criminal investigation or proceeding.