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  • Acts
  • 2002
  • Chapter 397 AN ACT FURTHER REGULATING THE USE OF CROSSBOWS IN THE COMMONWEALTH.

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 64 of chapter 131 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2000 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the word "crossbow", in line 2, the following words:- , except as provided in section 69.

SECTION 2. Section 69 of said chapter 131, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out the third sentence and inserting in place thereof the following 3 sentences:- Nothing in this paragraph shall permit the use of crossbows by any person other than a person who is permanently disabled such that the person cannot operate a conventional bow and arrow, as certified by a licensed physician. Any costs associated with obtaining the medical documentation, re-evaluation of the information or a second medical opinion are the responsibility of the applicant claiming a permanent disability. The issuance of a crossbow permit under this section shall be subject to rules and regulations promulgated by the director.

Approved December 11, 2002.