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  • Chapter 267 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE PROTECTION OF CHILDREN.

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 178C of chapter 6 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the words “13B of chapter 265”, in lines 56, 87 and 106, the following words, in each instance:- ; aggravated indecent assault and battery on a child under the age of 14 under section 13B½ of said chapter 265; a repeat offense under section 13B¾ of said chapter 265.

SECTION 2. Said section 178C of said chapter 6, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after the figure “265”, in lines 60, 88 and 109, the following words, in each instance:- ; aggravated rape of a child under 16 with force under section 22B of said chapter 265; a repeat offense under section 22C of said chapter 265.

SECTION 3. Said section 178C of said chapter 6, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after the figure “265”, in lines 61 and 89, the following words, in each instance:- ; aggravated rape and abuse of a child under section 23A of said chapter 265; a repeat offense under section 23B of said chapter 265.

SECTION 4. Section 178H of said chapter 6, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the figure “13B”, in line 12, the following figures:- , 13B½, 13B¾.

SECTION 5. Said section 178H of said chapter 6, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after the figure “22A”, in line 12, the following figures:- , 22B, 22C.

SECTION 6. Said section 178H of said chapter 6, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after the figure “23”, in line 12, the following figures:- , 23A, 23B.

SECTION 7. Section 1 of chapter 9A of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the figure “22A”, in line 16, the following figures:- , 22B, 22C.

SECTION 8. Said section 1 of said chapter 9A, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after the figure “23”, in line 16, the following figures:- , 23A, 23B.

SECTION 9. Said section 1 of said chapter 9A, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after the figure “13B”, in line 18, the following figures:- , 13B½, 13B¾.

SECTION 10. Section 37 of chapter 22C of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “thirteen B”, in line 6, the following figures:- , 13B½, 13B¾.

SECTION 11. Section 72K of chapter 111 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the figure “13B”, in line 13, the following figures:- , 13B½, 13B¾.

SECTION 12. Said section 72K of said chapter 111, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after the figure “22A”, in line 13, the following figures:- , 22B, 22C, 23, 23A, 23B.

SECTION 13. Subsection (k) of section 51B of chapter 119 of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out clause (2) and inserting in place thereof the following clause:- (2) a child has been sexually assaulted, which shall include a violation of section 13B, 13B½, 13B¾, 13H, 22, 22A, 22B, 22C, 23, 23A, 23B, 24 or 24B of chapter 265.

SECTION 14. Section 55B of said chapter 119, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the figure “13B”, in line 16, the following figures:- , 13B½, 13B¾.

SECTION 15. Said section 55B of said chapter 119, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after the figure “22A”, in line 16, the following figures:- , 22B, 22C.

SECTION 16. Said section 55B of said chapter 119, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after the figure “23”, in line 16, the following figures:- , 23A, 23B.

SECTION 17. Section 58 of said chapter 119, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the figure “13B”, in line 12, the following figures:- , 13B½, 13B¾.

SECTION 18. Said section 58 of said chapter 119, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after the figure “22A”, in line 12, the following figures:- , 22B, 22C.

SECTION 19. Said section 58 of said chapter 119, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out the words “or section 23”, in lines 12 and 13, and inserting in place thereof the following figures:- 23, 23A or 23B.

SECTION 20. Section 12 of chapter 120 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “two hundred and sixty-five”, in line 9, the following words:- ; or aggravated rape of a child under 16 with force, under section 22B of said chapter 265; or a repeat offense, under section 22C of said chapter 265.

SECTION 21. Said section 12 of said chapter 120, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “two hundred and sixty-five”, in line 10, the following words:- ; or aggravated rape and abuse of a child, under section 23A of said chapter 265; or a repeat offense, under section 23B of said chapter 265.

SECTION 22. Said section 12 of said chapter 120, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “two hundred and sixty-five”, in line 12, the following words:- ; or aggravated indecent assault and battery on a child under the age of 14, under section 13B½ of said chapter 265; or a repeat offense, under section 13B¾ of said chapter 265.

SECTION 23. Section 1 of chapter 123A of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “two hundred and sixty-five”, in line 39, the following words:- ; aggravated indecent assault and battery on a child under the age of 14 under section 13B½ of chapter 265; a repeat offense under section 13B¾ of chapter 265.

SECTION 24. Said section 1 of said chapter 123A, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “two hundred and sixty-five”, in line 46, the following words:- ; aggravated rape of a child under 16 with force under section 22B of chapter 265; a repeat offense under section 22C of chapter 265.

SECTION 25. Said section 1 of said chapter 123A, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “two hundred and sixty-five”, in line 48, the following words:- ; aggravated rape and abuse of a child under section 23A of chapter 265; a repeat offense under section 23B of chapter 265.

SECTION 26. Said section 1 of said chapter 123A, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after the figure “13B”, in line 52, the following figures:- , 13B½, 13B¾.

SECTION 27. Said section 1 of said chapter 123A, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after the figure “22A”, in line 53, the following figures:- , 22B, 22C.

SECTION 28. Said section 1 of said chapter 123A, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after the figure “23”, in line 53, the following figures:- , 23A, 23B.

SECTION 29. Section 49B of chapter 127 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “thirteen B”, in lines 42 and 43, the following figures:- , 13B½, 13B¾.

SECTION 30. Said section 49B of said chapter 127, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “twenty-two A”, in line 43, the following figures:- , 22B, 22C.

SECTION 31. Said section 49B of said chapter 127, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “twenty-three”, in line 43, the following figures:- , 23A, 23B.

SECTION 32. Section 49C of said chapter 127, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “thirteen B”, in lines 21 and 22, the following figures:- , 13B½, 13B¾.

SECTION 33. Said section 49C of said chapter 127, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “twenty-two A”, in line 22, the following figures:- , 22B, 22C.

SECTION 34. Said section 49C of said chapter 127, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “twenty-three”, in line 22, the following figures:- , 23A, 23B.

SECTION 35. Section 83B of said chapter 127, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “twenty-two”, in line 7, the following figures:- , 22A, 22B, 22C.

SECTION 36. Said section 83B of said chapter 127, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “twenty-three”, in line 7, the following figures:- , 23A, 23B.

SECTION 37. Section 90A of said chapter 127, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “thirteen B”, in line 9, the following figures:- , 13B½, 13B¾.

SECTION 38. Said section 90A of said chapter 127, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “twenty-two A”, in lines 10 and 11, the following figures:- , 22B, 22C.

SECTION 39. Said section 90A of said chapter 127, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “twenty-three”, in line 11, the following figures:- , 23A, 23B.

SECTION 40. Section 133E of said chapter 127, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the figure “265”, in line 11, the following words:- ; aggravated indecent assault and battery on a child under 14 under section 13B½ of said chapter 265; a repeat offense under section 13B¾ of said chapter 265.

SECTION 41. Said section 133E of said chapter 127, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after the figure “265”, in line 15, the following words:- ; aggravated rape of a child under 16 with force under section 22B of said chapter 265; a repeat offense under section 22C of said chapter 265.

SECTION 42. Said section 133E of said chapter 127, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after the figure “265”, in line 16, the following words:- ; aggravated rape and abuse of a child under section 23A of said chapter 265; a repeat offense under section 23B of said chapter 265.

SECTION 43. Section 152 of said chapter 127, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “thirteen B”, in line 39, the following figures:- , 13B½, 13B¾.

SECTION 44. Said section 152 of said chapter 127, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “twenty-two A”, in lines 41 and 42, the following figures:- , 22B, 22C.

SECTION 45. Said section 152 of said chapter 127, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “twenty-three”, in line 42, the following figures:- , 23A, 23B.

SECTION 46. Section 21B of chapter 233 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “thirteen B”, in lines 3 and 4, the following figures:- , 13B½, 13B¾.

SECTION 47. Said section 21B of said chapter 233, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “twenty-two A”, in line 4, the following figures:- , 22B, 22C.

SECTION 48. Said section 21B of said chapter 233, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “twenty-three”, in line 4, the following figures:- , 23A, 23B.

SECTION 49. Section 4C of chapter 260 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “thirteen B”, in line 10, the following figures:- , 13B½, 13B¾.

SECTION 50. Said section 4C of said chapter 260, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “twenty-two A”, in line 11, the following figures:- , 22B, 22C.

SECTION 51. Said section 4C of said chapter 260, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “twenty-three”, in line 11, the following figures:- , 23A, 23B.

SECTION 52. Section 13L of chapter 265 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the figure “265”, in line 8, the following words:- ; aggravated indecent assault and battery on a child under 14 under section 13B½ of said chapter 265; a repeat offense under section 13B¾ of said chapter 265.

SECTION 53. Said section 13L of said chapter 265, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after the figure “265”, in line 11, the following words:- ; aggravated rape of a child under 16 with force under section 22B of said chapter 265; a repeat offense under section 22C of said chapter 265.

SECTION 54. Said section 13L of said chapter 265, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after the figure “265”, in line 12, the following words:- ; aggravated rape and abuse of a child under section 23A of said chapter 265; a repeat offense under section 23B of said chapter 265.

SECTION 55. Section 24A of said chapter 265, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “thirteen B”, in line 2, the following figures:- , 13B½, 13B¾.

SECTION 56. Said section 24A of said chapter 265, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “twenty-two A”, in line 3, the following figures:- , 22B, 22C.

SECTION 57. Said section 24A of said chapter 265, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “twenty-three”, in line 3, the following figures:- , 23A, 23B.

SECTION 58. Section 24C of said chapter 265, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “thirteen B”, in line 4, the following figures:- , 13B½, 13B¾.

SECTION 59. Said section 24C of said chapter 265, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “twenty-two A”, in line 5, the following figures:- , 22B, 22C.

SECTION 60. Said section 24C of said chapter 265, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “twenty-three”, in line 5, the following figures:- , 23A, 23B.

SECTION 61. Section 26 of said chapter 265, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 33 and 34, the figures “13B, 13F, 13H, 22, 22A, 23, 24 or 24B” and inserting in place thereof the following figures:- 13B, 13B½, 13B¾, 13F, 13H, 22, 22A, 22B, 22C, 23, 23A, 23B, 24 or 24B.

SECTION 62. Section 26C of said chapter 265, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the figure “13B”, in line 6, the following figures:- , 13B½, 13B¾.

SECTION 63. Said section 26C of said chapter 265, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after the figure “22A”, in line 6, the following figures:- , 22B, 22C.

SECTION 64. Said section 26C of said chapter 265, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after the figure “23”, in line 6, the following figures:- , 23A, 23B.

SECTION 65. Section 45 of said chapter 265, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 21, the figures “13B, 13F, 13H, 22, 22A, 23, 24, 24B or 26” and inserting in place thereof the following figures:- 13B, 13B½, 13B¾, 13F, 13H, 22, 22A, 22B, 22C, 23, 23A, 23B, 24, 24B or 26.

SECTION 66. Section 87 of chapter 276 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “twenty-two A”, in line 10, the following figures:- , 22B, 22C.

SECTION 67. Section 63 of chapter 277 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the figure “13B”, in line 3, the following figures:- , 13B½, 13B¾.

SECTION 68. Said section 63 of said chapter 277, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after the figure “22A”, in line 3, the following figures:- , 22B, 22C.

SECTION 69. Said section 63 of said chapter 277, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after the figure “23”, in line 3, the following figures:- , 23A, 23B.

SECTION 70. Section 70C of said chapter 277, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the figure “13B”, in line 9, the following figures:- , 13B½, 13B¾.

SECTION 71. Said section 70C of said chapter 277, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out the figure “23”, in line 10, and inserting in place thereof the following figures:- , 22A, 22B, 22C, 23, 23A, 23B.

SECTION 72. Section 16D of chapter 278 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “thirteen B”, in line 5, the following figures:- , 13B½, 13B¾.

SECTION 73. Said section 16D of said chapter 278, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “twenty-two A”, in lines 5 and 6, the following figures:- , 22B, 22C.

SECTION 74. Said section 16D of said chapter 278, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “twenty-three”, in line 6, the following figures:- , 23A, 23B.

Approved, August 7, 2010.