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  • Acts
  • 1998
  • Chapter 308 AN ACT PROHIBITING SEX OFFENDERS FROM WORK RELEASE PROGRAMS.

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. The first paragraph of section 49 of chapter 127 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 1996 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 9 to 14, inclusive, the words "thirteen B, fourteen, fifteen, fifteen A, fifteen B, sixteen, seventeen, eighteen, eighteen A, nineteen, twenty, twenty-one, twenty-two, twenty-two A, twenty-three, twenty-four, twenty-four B, twenty-five, or twenty-six of chapter two hundred and sixty-five, or section seventeen, thirty-four, thirty-five, or thirty-five A" and inserting in place thereof the following:- 14, 15, 15A, 15B, 16, 17, 18, 18A, 19, 20, 21, 24B, 25, or section 26 of chapter 265, or section 17, 34, or 35.

SECTION 2. Said first paragraph of said section 49 of said chapter 127, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by adding the following sentence:- No sex offender, or sexually dangerous person as defined in section 1 of chapter 123A, or any person who commits a sexual offense as defined in said section 1, or any person who violates section 24B of chapter 265 shall be eligible for any program outside a correctional facility authorized under section 48 or any other work release program authorized by law.

Approved August 21, 1998.