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  • Acts
  • 2002
  • Chapter 161 AN ACT RELATIVE TO OBSCENE MATERIAL.

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. Section 31 of chapter 272 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2000 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the word "any", in line 40, the following words:- handwritten or.

SECTION 2. Said section 31 of said chapter 272, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out the definition of "Visual material" and inserting in place thereof the following definition:-

"Visual material", any motion picture film, picture, photograph, videotape, book, magazine, pamphlet that contains pictures, photographs or similar visual representations or reproductions, or depiction by computer. Undeveloped photographs, pictures, motion picture films, videotapes and similar visual representations or reproductions may be visual materials notwithstanding that processing, development or similar acts may be required to make the contents thereof apparent.

Approved July 10, 2002.