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  • Acts
  • 1998
  • Chapter 320 AN ACT RELATIVE TO ENTERING BY FALSE PRETENSES IN THE DAYTIME.

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


Chapter 266 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 18, as appearing in the 1996 Official Edition, the following section:-

Section 18A. Whoever enters a dwelling house by false pretenses, without breaking and with the intent to commit a felony, no person lawfully therein being put in fear, or whoever enters a dwelling house by false pretenses, without breaking and, after having entered, commits a larceny, as defined by section 30, no person lawfully therein being put in fear, shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for not more than ten years or by a fine of not more than $5,000 and imprisonment in a house of correction for not more than two years, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

Approved September 4, 1998.