Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. The first paragraph of section 121 of chapter 140 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after the second sentence, inserted by section 1 of chapter 516 of the acts of 1983, the following sentence:- An imitation firearm shall mean any weapon which is designed, manufactured, or altered in such a way as to render it incapable of discharging a shot or bullet.
SECTION 2. The first paragraph of section 29 of chapter 147 of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out the third sentence, inserted by chapter 42 of the acts of 1970, and inserting in place thereof the following two sentences:- A licensee or his employee or agent shall carry only such weapons and equipment as are authorized by the commissioner; provided, however, that if said licensee, employee or agent, is authorized to carry a firearm, as defined in section one hundred and twenty-one of chapter one hundred and forty, said firearm shall be loaded while in the performance of his duties. A licensee, or his employee or agent, while in the performance of his duties, shall not carry an imitation firearm as defined in said section one hundred and twenty-one of said chapter one hundred and forty.