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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT RELATIVE TO EXPEDITED HEARINGS REGARDING THE FINAL CLASSIFICATION OF SEX OFFENDERS.

      Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to establish forthwith expedited hearings regarding the final classification of sex offenders, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.

     Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same as follows:
     Paragraph (3) of the second paragraph of section 14 of chapter 30A of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2014 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following sentence:- Notwithstanding the foregoing, if the sex offender registry board issues a stay of a final classification in a sex offender registry board proceeding, then such stay shall be for not more than 60 days but if a court issues a stay of a final classification in a court appeal held pursuant to section 178M of chapter 6, then such hearing shall be expedited and such stay shall be for not more than 60 days, without written findings and good cause shown.

Approved, October 27, 2015.