Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
Chapter 218 of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out section 26, as appearing in the 1986 Official Edition, and inserting in place thereof the following section:-
Section 26. The district courts and the municipal court of the city of Boston shall have original jurisdiction, concurrent with the superior court, of the following offenses, complaint of which shall be brought in the division of the district court department, or in the Boston municipal court department, as the case may be, within which judicial district the offense was allegedly committed or is otherwise made punishable: all violations of by-laws, orders, ordinances, rules and regulations, made by cities, towns and public officers, all misdemeanors, except libels, all felonies punishable by imprisonment in the state prison for not more than five years, the crimes listed in paragraph (a) of section twenty-four G and paragraph (1) of section twenty-four L of chapter ninety, paragraph (a) of section thirty-two and paragraph (a) of section thirty-two A of chapter ninety-four C, section fifteen A of chapter two hundred and sixty-five and sections sixteen, seventeen, eighteen, nineteen, twenty-eight, forty-nine and one hundred and twenty-seven of chapter two hundred and sixty-six, and the crimes of malicious destruction of personal property under section one hundred and twenty-seven of chapter two hundred and sixty-six, indecent assault and battery on a child under fourteen years of age, escape or attempt to escape from any penal institution, forgery of a promissory note, or of an order for money or other property, and of uttering as true such a forged note or order, knowing the same to be forged. They shall have jurisdiction of proceedings referred to them under the provisions of section four A of chapter two hundred and eleven.