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The 192nd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts


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

Chapter 22C of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out section 13, as appearing in the 2000 Official Edition, and inserting in place thereof the following section:-

Section 13. Any uniformed member of the state police who has served for 1 year or more and against whom charges have been preferred shall be tried by a board to be appointed by the colonel or, at the request of the officer, may be tried by a board consisting of the colonel. Any person aggrieved by the finding of such a trial board may appeal the decision of the trial board under sections 41 to 45, inclusive of chapter 31. A uniformed officer of the state police who has been dismissed from the force after trial before such a trial board, or who resigns while charges to be tried by a trial board are pending against him, shall not be reinstated by the colonel.

House of Representatives, January 16, 2002.

This Bill having been returned by the Lieutenant-Governor, Acting Governor with her objections thereto in writing (see House 4834) has been passed by the House of Representatives, notwithstanding said objections, two-thirds of the House (117 yeas to 35 nays) having agreed to pass the same.

Sent to the Senate for its action.

Thomas M. Finneran, Speaker.
Steven T. James, Clerk.

Senate, February 12, 2002.

Passed by the Senate, notwithstanding the objections of the Lieutenant-Governor, Acting Governor, two-thirds of the members present (32 yeas to 2 nays) having approved the same.

Thomas F. Birmingham, President.
Patrick F. Scanlan, Clerk.