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The 192nd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts


Whereas , The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to clarify forthwith the crime of stalking, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

SECTION 1. Subsection (a) of section 43 of chapter 265 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 1996 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following sentence:- Such conduct, acts or threats described in this paragraph shall include, but not be limited to, conduct, acts or threats conducted by mail or by use of a telephonic or telecommunication device including, but not limited to, electronic mail, internet communications and facsimile communications.

SECTION 2. Said section 43 of said chapter 265, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out subsection (d).

Approved December 24, 1997.