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S.2170 SectionS.2185 SectionS.2200 SectionG.L. ChapterG.L. SectionJuvenile/ Adult/ BothSection SubjectSection SummaryCommittee (S.2170)Senate Ways and Means (S.2185)Senate Floor Action (S. 2200)
11147JuvenileRaising the Age, CORICreates a definition for "the age of criminal majority" and raises the age of criminal majority to 19. Creates a definition for "offense-based tracking number" (in S2185 and S2200).committee textswm textsenate text
n/an/a26116ABothBias-Free PolicingCreates a definition for bias-free policing.senate text
n/ana36116ABothBias-Free PolicingTechnical changesenate text
n/an/a46116ABothBias-Free PolicingAdds to the requirements for basic training for law enforcement the following: procedures and techniques to promot bias-free policing, procedures and tehcniques for handling complaints involving people with a mental illness or developmental disabilty; and procedures and techniques for de-escalation.senate text
n/an/a56116GBothBias-Free PolicingCreates a new section of the General Laws to require the municipal police training committee to create in-service training realtive to implicit bias, mental health emergencies, and de-escalation.senate text
n/an/a66167CORIAllows a finding of not guilty by reason of insanity to appear as a conviction for CORI purposes.senate text
2276167BothCORIPrevents offenses that never make it to the arraignment stage from becoming part of a person's criminal record.committee textswm textsenate text
3386167JuvenileCORILimits CORI information to information concerning persons who have reached the age of criminal majority unless a person under the age of criminal majority was tried as an adult in superior court or tried as an adult after the case was transferred from a juvenile session.committee textswm textsenate text
4496167JuvenileCORIClarifies in the definition of CORI that juvenile court youthful offender ?adjudications? involving probation past age 21 and/or prison or house of correction sentences are not convictions and are not CORIcommittee textswm textsenate text
n/an/a106172NCORICreates a new section of the General Laws to require state and political subdivision licensing authorities to provide in licensing requirements a list of disqualifying crimes.senate text
n/an/a116184ACriminal Penalties and ProceduresCreates a forensic science commission to provide enhanced, objective and independent auditing and oversight of forensic evidence used in criminal matters and state and municipal laboratory analysis.senate text
n/an/a121035FFF, 35GGGFinancing, Garden of PeaceCreates a Trust Fund for the Garden of Peace and a Municipal Police Training Fund.senate text
n/an/a131059Fines and FeesRequires annual reporting by the Commissioner of Rehabilitation on the activity and balance of the Head Injury Services Trust Fund to the legislative Clerks and Committees on Ways and Means.senate text
141066Fines and FeesRequires reports relative to the Victims of Drunk Driving Trust Fund to be submitted to the legislative Clerks.senate text
n/an/a151066LGBTQRequires the registry of vital records and chief medical examiner to record the sex of a decedent that corresponds to the decedent's gender identity and requires enhanced data collection under specified circumstances.senate text
551622C36BothCORIEliminates the parole board?s authority to regulate criminal identification information (S2170, S2185). Replaces the parole board's authority to regulate criminal identification information with the department's authority (S2200).committee textswm textsenate text
661722C36CORIRequires the department of state police to make criminal case disposition information available to the FBI so that FBI records appropriately reflect case outcomes
Authorizes the executive office of public safety and security to promulgate regulations necessary to facilitate a fingerprint-supported criminal history system. S2185 and S2200 also require juvenile case disposition information to be transmitted to the FBI simultaneously with an order to seal such information.
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n/an/a1822E3Criminal Penalties and ProceduresDNA Database: Shortens the timeline for submission of DNA samples to the state's DNA database for those convicted of a felony or youthful offenders who would have been convicted of a felony if they had committed the offense as an adult. Requires people arrested and charged with certain offenses to submit a DNA sample. Said samples will become part of the state DNA database.senate text
n/an/a1922E5Criminal Penalties and ProceduresDNA Database: Removes language requiring the department to provide blood sample vials, collection tubes, and mailing tubes for collection of DNA samples for the DNA database.senate text
n/an/a2022E11Criminal Penalties and ProceduresDNA Database: Changes the requirements around when failure to provide a DNA sample constitutes a new offense: under the new language, failure to provide must be willful and there is no timing requirement.senate text
n/an/a2122E12Criminal Penalties and ProceduresDNA Database: Increases the possible fine for improper disclosure of information in the DNA database from $1,000 to $2,000.senate text
n/an/a2222E12Criminal Penalties and ProceduresDNA Database: Increases the possible jail time for improper disclosure of information in the DNA database from 6 months to 1 year.senate text
n/an/a2322E13Criminal Penalties and ProceduresDNA Database: Increases the possible fine for willfully obtaining information in the DNA database from $1,000 to $2,000.senate text
n/an/a2422E13Criminal Penalties and ProceduresDNA Database: Increases the possible jail time for willfully obtaining information in the DNA database from 6 months to 1 year.senate text
n/an/a2522E15Criminal Penalties and ProceduresDNA Database: Adds new language requiring the department to destroy DNA samples and records if certain criteria are met and sets requirements for an electronic notification system for DNA sample destruction.senate text
n/an/a26292YYYY, 2ZZZZFinancingCreates a Criminal Justice and Community Support Trust Fund and a Strong Communities and Crime Prevention Fund.senate text
77273120JuvenileRaising the AgeRaises the age of criminal majority to 19 in the context of excluding juvenile offenses from civil service applications.committee textswm textsenate text
88283724JuvenileRaising the AgeProvides that the sheriffs of the several counties, and their respective deputies, shall be responsible for the transportation of persons under the age of criminal majority placed in their custody.committee textswm textsenate text
99294021DBothDecriminalizationAllows municipalities to decriminalize certain misdemeanors and enforce civil violationscommittee textswm textsenate text
1010304198BothCORIRemoves the provision which allows a person arrested and charged with any offense committed during a riot, disturbance or mass demonstration to be fingerprinted and/or photographed, as other sections of the bill account for the fingerprinting of arrested persons.committee textswm textsenate text
1111314198FJuvenileCORIRemoves entries concerning juvenile arrests from the public daily police logcommittee textswm textsenate text
1212324198FJuvenileCORIRemoves entries concerning juvenile arrests from the public daily police logcommittee textswm textsenate text
n/an/a33461LGBTQRequires death records to include gender identity.senate text
1313347137PDecriminalizationOutlines the procedure which the chief of police must follow when assigning a school resource officer and establishes criteria for memoranda of understanding between school departments and police departmentscommittee textswm textsenate text
n/an/a35908AOUI EnforcementVapors of Glue: Provides that no one convicted of operating under the influence of fumes releasing toxic vapors shall be licensed as a school bus driver.senate text
n/an/a36908A 1/2OUI EnforcementVapors of Glue: Provides that no one convicted of operating under the influence of fumes releasing toxic vapors shall be licensed as a school bus driver.senate text
n/an/a379021OUI EnforcementVapors of Glue: Provides for arrest without a warrant of a person operating under the influence of fumes releasing toxic vapors.senate text
1414389022BothRMVEliminates license suspension as an additional penalty for arrest and default warrantscommittee textswm textsenate text
1515399023DecriminalizationProhibits a finding of delinquency from being entered against a person for operating a vehicle with a suspended or revoked license who has no previous violations under this sectioncommittee textswm textsenate text
n/an/a409024OUI EnforcementVapors of Glue: Adds operating under the influence of fumes releasing toxic vapors to the definition of OUI.senate text
1616419024Fees and FinesAllows the court to waive the head injury assessment imposed on persons convicted of operating under the influence if it would constitute a substantial financial hardship for a person or their family or dependentscommittee textswm textsenate text
1816419024Fees and FinesAllows the court to waive the negligent operation head injury assessment if it would constitute a substantial financial hardship for a person or their family or dependentscommittee textswm textsenate text
1717429024Fees and FinesAllows the court to waive the victims assessment imposed for operating under the influence if it would constitute a substantial financial hardship for a person or their family or dependentscommittee textswm textsenate text
n/an/a439024OUI EnforcementIgnition Interlock Device: Removes reference to revocations of license under Section 24E in the context of prohibiting restoration of the license until one year after the date of conviction.senate text
n/an/a449024OUI EnforcementIgnition Interlock Device: Limits the prohibition on restoring licenses before one year for licenses revoked under paragraph (b) to those revoked for being under the influence of a controlled substance or the vapors of glue.senate text
n/an/a459024OUI EnforcementIgnition Interlock Device: Adds a new paragraph allowing for the issuance of an ignition interlock device following revocation of a license for OUI.senate text
n/an/a469024OUI EnforcementIgnition Interlock Device: Limits the prohibition on restoring licenses before one year for licenses revoked under paragraph (b) to those revoked for being under the influence of a controlled substance or the vapors of glue.senate text
n/an/a479024OUI EnforcementIgnition Interlock Device: Strikes language imposing a mandatory restriction on a hardship license: such person shall have an ignition interlock device on each vehicle owned, leased and operated for the duration of the hardship license.senate text
n/an/a489024OUI EnforcementIgnition Interlock Device: Adds a new paragraph allowing for the issuance of an ignition interlock device, provided specified conditions are met, following revocation of a license for subsequent OUI.senate text
n/an/a499024OUI EnforcementIgnition Interlock Device: Limits the prohibition on restoring licenses before eight years for licenses revoked under paragraph (b) to those revoked for being under the influence of a controlled substance or the vapors of glue.senate text
n/an/a509024OUI EnforcementIgnition Interlock Device: Strikes language imposing a mandatory restriction on a hardship license: such person shall have an ignition interlock device on each vehicle owned, leased and operated for the duration of the hardship license.senate text
n/an/a519024OUI EnforcementIgnition Interlock Device: Adds a new paragraph allowing for the issuance of an ignition interlock device following revocation of a license for third OUI.senate text
n/an/a529024OUI EnforcementIgnition Interlock Device: Limits the prohibition on restoring licenses before ten years for licenses revoked under paragraph (b) to those revoked for being under the influence of a controlled substance or the vapors of glue.senate text
n/an/a539024OUI EnforcementIgnition Interlock Device: Strikes language imposing a mandatory restriction on a hardship license: such person shall have an ignition interlock device on each vehicle owned, leased and operated for the duration of the hardship license.senate text
n/an/a549024OUI EnforcementIgnition Interlock Device: Adds a new paragraph allowing for the issuance of an ignition interlock device following revocation of a license for fourth OUI.senate text
n/an/a559024OUI EnforcementIgnition Interlock Device: Substitutes language for subparagraph 3 3/4 to allow for the issuance of an ignition interlock device following revocation of a license for a fifth OUI.senate text
n/an/a569024OUI EnforcementIgnition Interlock Device: Technical change- replaces "resistrar" with "registrar."senate text
n/an/a579024OUI EnforcementIgnition Interlock Device: Strikes language prohibiting the restoration of a license and replaces it with language allowing someone who refuses to submit to a blood or breath test to apply for an ignition interlock devicesenate text
n/an/a589024OUI EnforcementIgnition Interlock Device: Adds new language allowing a person under the age of 21 whose blood alcohol percentage is not less than two one-hundredths or a person whose blood alcohol is not less than eight one-hundredths and whose license is suspended to apply for an ignition interlock devicesenate text
n/an/a599024OUI EnforcementIgnition Interlock Device: Provides that an application for an ignition interlock device will cause a person to have waived their right to a suspension hearing before the registrar.senate text
n/an/a609024 1/2OUI EnforcementIgnition Interlock Device: Updates the existing section of the General Laws governing ignition interlock device license restriction.senate text
n/an/a619024DOUI EnforcementIgnition Interlock Device: Provides for probation of persons convicted of operating under the influence of the fumes releasing toxic vapors.senate text
n/an/a629024DOUI EnforcementIgnition Interlock Device: Limits immediate application for a hardship license by people who have entered a probation program to persons whose disposition resulted from the use of a controlled substance or the vapors of glue.senate text
n/an/a639024DOUI EnforcementIgnition Interlock Device: Allows for application for an ignition interlock license during a probationary period by certain defendants.senate text
n/an/a649024DOUI EnforcementIgnition Interlock Device: Updates language to provide for ignition interlock devices as well as hardship licenses in the probation context.senate text
1918, 1965, 669024DFees and FinesAllows the court to waive the OUI program surcharge if it would constitute a substantial financial hardship for a person or their family or dependentscommittee textswm textsenate text
n/an/a679024EOUI EnforcementIgnition Interlock Device: Allows the registrar's statement to a judge at a hearing to dismiss charges upon compliance with probation to include a written statement by a supervisor of an ignition interlock provider detailing the person's compliance with the ignition interlock requirement.senate text
n/an/a689024EOUI EnforcementIgnition Interlock Device: Updates statute in accordance with new ignition interlock options.senate text
n/an/a699024GOUI EnforcementVapors of Glue: Updates the vehicular homicide statute to include operating under the influence of fumes releasing toxic vapors as OUI.senate text
n/an/a709024GOUI EnforcementIgnition Interlock Device: Creates a new subsection to allow for the application for an ignition interlock device following imprisonment for OUI.senate text
n/an/a719024GCriminal Penalties and ProceduresRewrites the section providing for homicide by motor vehicle to allow for enhanced available penalties and to distinguish between reckless and negligent driving resulting in someone's death.senate text
n/an/a729024LOUI EnforcementVapors of Glue: Allows for prosecution for OUI resulting in seriously bodily injury where the person operated under the influence of fumes releasing toxic vaporssenate text
n/an/a739024LOUI EnforcementIgnition Interlock Device: Creates a new subsection to allow for the application for an ignition interlock device following imprisonment for OUI.senate text
n/an/a749024NOUI EnforcementIgnition Interlock Device: Allows for application of an ignition interlock license during a period of suspension of a license upon issuance of a complaint.senate text
n/an/a759024NOUI EnforcementIgnition Interlock Device: Allows for the issuance of an ignition interlock license during a period of suspension of a license upon issuance of a complaint.senate text
n/an/a769024NOUI EnforcementIgnition Interlock Device: Provides that applying for an ignition interlock license during a period of suspension constitutes a waiver of a right to a hearing before the registrar on the suspension.senate text
n/an/a779024WOUI EnforcementRequires that reports relative to the Operating Under the Influence Deterrent Trust Fund be submitted to the legislative Clerks.senate text
2020789034JDecriminalizationProhibits a finding of delinquency from being entered against a person for operating a vehicle without a liability policy, bond or security deposit has been issued and who has not previously violated this sectioncommittee textswm textsenate text
n/an/a7990B8OUI EnforcementVapors of Glue: Adds operating under the influence of fumes releasing toxic vapors to the concept of operating a vessel under the influence.senate text
21218090B8Fees and FinesAllows the court to waive the head injury assessment imposed for operating a vessel under the influence if it would constitute a substantial financial hardship for a person or their family or dependentscommittee textswm textsenate text
n/an/a8190B8AOUI EnforcementVapors of Glue: Adds operating under the influence of fumes releasing toxic vapors to the concept of operating a vessel under the influence causing serious bodily injury.senate text
n/an/a8290B8AOUI EnforcementVapors of Glue: Adds operating under the influence of fumes releasing toxic vapors to the concept of operating a vessel under the influence causing serious bodily injury.senate text
n/an/a8390B8BOUI EnforcementVapors of Glue: Adds operating under the influence of fumes releasing toxic vapors to the concept of operating a vessel under the influence causing death.senate text
n/an/a8490B26AOUI EnforcementVapors of Glue: Adds operating under the influence of fumes releasing toxic vapors to the concept of operating a snow or recreation vehicle under the influence.senate text
22228590C3RMVCreates a payment plan mechanism through the RMV to reduce license suspensions for late payment of fines.committee textswm textsenate text
23238694C31BothMandatory minimumsAdds fentanyl and named like substances and other synthetic opioids scheduled in federal Schedules I and II not otherwise classified to Class A.committee textswm textsenate text
N/a248794C31BothMandatory minimumsAddresses synthetic cocaine in Class B.
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24258894C31BothMandatory minimumsRemoves fentanyl from Class B.committee textswm textsenate text
25268994C32, 32A, 32B, and in S2185, 32CBothMandatory minimumsRepeals mandatory minimums for retail drug offenses.committee textswm textsenate text
26279094C32EBothMandatory minimumsRemoves mandatory minimums for low-level cocaine trafficking offenses.committee textswm textsenate text
27289194C32EBothMandatory minimumsRemoves mandatory minimums for low-level cocaine trafficking offenses.committee textswm textsenate text
28299294C32EBothMandatory minimumsAdds fentanyl and like substances to the sentencing scheme for heroin trafficking.committee textswm textsenate text
29309394C32EBothMandatory minimumsAdds fentanyl and like substances to the sentencing scheme for heroin trafficking.committee textswm textsenate text
30319494C32EBothMandatory minimumsAdds fentanyl and like substances to the sentencing scheme for heroin trafficking.committee textswm textsenate text
31329594C32EBothMandatory minimumsAdds fentanyl and like substances to the sentencing scheme for heroin trafficking.committee textswm textsenate text
32339694C32EBothMandatory minimumsRepeals the existing sentencing scheme for fentanyl trafficking.committee textswm textsenate text
33349794C32HBothMandatory minimumsUpdates Section 32H references in light of the repeals of mandatory minimum sentences in previous sections.committee textswm textsenate text
34359894C32HBothMandatory minimumsUpdates Section 32H references in light of the repeals of mandatory minimum sentences in previous sections.committee textswm textsenate text
35369994C32HBothMandatory minimumsUpdates Section 32H references in light of the repeals of mandatory minimum sentences in previous sections.committee textswm textsenate text
363710094C32HJuvenileRaising the ageRaises the age of criminal majority to 19 in the context of drug prosecutions not to be continued or placed on file, suspension or reduction of sentence, eligibility for parole, etc.committee textswm textsenate text
373810194C32HJuvenileRaising the ageRaises the age of criminal majority to 19 in the context of drug prosecutions not to be continued or placed on file, suspension or reduction of sentence, eligibility for parole, etc.committee textswm textsenate text
383910294C32IBothMandatory minimumsRepeals mandatory minimums for drug paraphernaliacommittee textswm textsenate text
394010394C32IBothMandatory minimumsRepeals mandatory minimums for drug paraphernaliacommittee textswm textsenate text
404110494C32IBothMandatory minimumsRepeals mandatory minimums for drug paraphernaliacommittee textswm textsenate text
414210594C32JBothMandatory minimumsRepeals school zone mandatory minimums.committee textswm textsenate text
424310694C32MJuvenileRaising the ageRaises the age of criminal majority to 19 in the context of mandatory drug awareness program participation for the possession of one ounce or less of marihuanacommittee textswm textsenate text
434410794C32MJuvenileRaising the ageRaises the age of criminal majority to 19 in the context of mandatory drug awareness program participation for the possession of one ounce or less of marihuanacommittee textswm textsenate text
n/an/a10894C32NMandatory minimumsDrug trafficking knowingly resulting in death shall be punished as second degree murder.senate text
444510994C34BothMandatory minimumsRepeals second offense heroin possession mandatory minimum.committee textswm textsenate text
454611094C34BothCORIPermits non-public departmental records of drug possession charges maintained by police and other law enforcement agencies to be sealed in cases of first offensecommittee textswm textsenate text
464711194C34ABothDecriminalizationPrevents persons seeking medical assistance for themselves or others experiencing drug-related overdose from being found in violation of a condition of probation, parole, or pre-trial releasecommittee textswm textsenate text
474811294C34ABothDecriminalizationPrevents persons seeking medical assistance for themselves or others experiencing drug-related overdose from being found in violation of a condition of probation, parole, or pre-trial releasecommittee textswm textsenate text
484911394C35BothDecriminalizationRepeals the crime of being in the presence of heroin.committee textswm textsenate text
495011494C36JuvenileRaising the ageRaises the age of criminal majority to 19 in the context of protective custody of children found present where controlled substances are unlawfully kept or possessedcommittee textswm textsenate text
505111594C44BothCORIPermits non-public departmental records of drug possession charges maintained by police and other law enforcement agencies to be sealed in cases of acquittals, dismissals or indictments nol prossedcommittee textswm textsenate text
515211694C45BothCORIRepeals fingerprinting requirement now unnecessary in light of the bill's sections relating to fingerprint-based identification.committee textswm textsenate text
n/an/a11794C47Criminal Penalties and ProceduresCreates asset forfeiture reporting requirements.senate text
n/an/a11894G14FinancingDirects funds from the marijuana regulation fund to the Municipal Police Training Fund.senate text
5253119111E1BothDiversionDrug Diversion: Expands the types of evaluators authorized to determine drug diversion eligibility
programs.
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n/a54120111E1BothDiversionDrug Diversion: Defines "independent addiction specialist" for purposes of drug diversion.swm textsenate text
5355121111E10AdultDiversionDrug Diversion: Permits an ?addiction specialist? (a person licensed or certified by the department as a provider of substance abuse treatment or a physician, licensed psychologist, registered nurse or licensed clinical social worker) to determine drug diversion eligibilitycommittee textswm textsenate text
5456122111E10AdultDiversionDrug Diversion: Permits an ?addiction specialist? (a person licensed or certified by the department as a provider of substance abuse treatment or a physician, licensed psychologist, registered nurse or licensed clinical social worker) to determine drug diversion eligibilitycommittee textswm textsenate text
5557123111E10AdultDiversionDrug Diversion: Expands drug diversion eligibility beyond first time offenderscommittee textswm textsenate text
5658124111E10AdultDiversionDrug Diversion: Allows diversion for dependent persons who distributecommittee textswm textsenate text
5757123111E10AdultDiversionDrug Diversion: Expands drug diversion eligibility beyond first time offenderscommittee textswm textsenate text
n/a59125111E10AdultDiversionDrug Diversion: Allows for review (a kind of "second opinion") in the context of drug diversion by an independent addiction specialist, rather than an independent psychiatrist or independent physician.swm textsenate text
n/a60126111E10AdultDiversionDrug Diversion: Allows for review (a kind of "second opinion") in the context of drug diversion by an independent addiction specialist, rather than an independent psychiatrist or independent physician.swm textsenate text
5858124111E10AdultDiversionDrug Diversion: Allows diversion for dependent persons who distributecommittee textswm textsenate text
5956122111E10AdultDiversionDrug Diversion: Permits an ?addiction specialist? (a person licensed or certified by the department as a provider of substance abuse treatment or a physician, licensed psychologist, registered nurse or licensed clinical social worker) to determine drug diversion eligibilitycommittee textswm textsenate text
60See 59.122111E10AdultDiversionDrug Diversion: Permits an ?addiction specialist? (a person licensed or certified by the department as a provider of substance abuse treatment or a physician, licensed psychologist, registered nurse or licensed clinical social worker) to determine drug diversion eligibilitycommittee textswm textsenate text
6156122111E10AdultDiversionDrug Diversion: Permits an ?addiction specialist? (a person licensed or certified by the department as a provider of substance abuse treatment or a physician, licensed psychologist, registered nurse or licensed clinical social worker) to determine drug diversion eligibilitycommittee textswm textsenate text
62See 60.122111E10AdultDiversionDrug Diversion: Permits an ?addiction specialist? (a person licensed or certified by the department as a provider of substance abuse treatment or a physician, licensed psychologist, registered nurse or licensed clinical social worker) to determine drug diversion eligibilitycommittee textswm textsenate text
6361127111E10AdultDiversionDrug Diversion: Technical correction.committee textswm textsenate text
6462128111E11DiversionDrug Diversion: Permits an ?addiction specialist? (a person licensed or certified by the department as a provider of substance abuse treatment or a physician, licensed psychologist, registered nurse or licensed clinical social worker) to determine drug diversion eligibilitycommittee textswm textsenate text
6563129111E11DiversionDrug Diversion: Permits an ?addiction specialist? (a person licensed or certified by the department as a provider of substance abuse treatment or a physician, licensed psychologist, registered nurse or licensed clinical social worker) to determine drug diversion eligibilitycommittee textswm textsenate text
6664130111E13AJuvenileDiversionDrug Diversion: Permits an ?addiction specialist? (a person licensed or certified by the department as a provider of substance abuse treatment or a physician, licensed psychologist, registered nurse or licensed clinical social worker) to determine drug diversion eligibilitycommittee textswm textsenate text
6764130111E13AJuvenileDiversionDrug Diversion: Permits an ?addiction specialist? (a person licensed or certified by the department as a provider of substance abuse treatment or a physician, licensed psychologist, registered nurse or licensed clinical social worker) to determine drug diversion eligibilitycommittee textswm textsenate text
686513111952JuvenileDecriminalizationDefines "Civil Infraction" in the juvenile contextcommittee textswm textsenate text
696513111952JuvenileRaising the AgeRaises the age of juvenile court jurisdiction at the lower age from 7 to 12 and criminal majority to 19 within the definition of "Delinquent child"committee textswm textsenate text
706613211952JuvenileRaising the AgeRaises the age of criminal majority to 19 within the definition of youthful offendercommittee textswm textsenate text
716713311954JuvenileRaising the AgeRaises the age of criminal majority to 19 in the context of juvenile court complaints and raises the age of juvenile court jurisdiction at the lower end from seven to twelve.committee textswm textsenate text
n/a6813411954JuvenileCORIRequires complaints submitted to the juvenile court to be accompanied by fingerprint-based identification.swm textsenate text
726913511954JuvenileRaising the AgeRaises the age of criminal majority to 19 in the context of youthful offender adjudications.committee textswm textsenate text
736813411954JuvenileRaising the AgeRepeals the provision which provides for the issuance of summonses and warrants for children under the age of 12.committee textswm textsenate text
747013611954AJuvenileDiversionJuvenile Diversion: Makes diversion available for juveniles on terms similar to adults under c. 276Acommittee textswm textsenate text
75n/an/a11958JuvenileRaising the AgeExtends protections for youthful offenders sentenced to a state prison or house of correction to have separation from the general population of adult prisoners until their 21st birthdaycommittee textswm textsenate text
n/a7113711958JuvenileRaising the AgeRaises the age of criminal majority to 19 in the context of requiring youthful offenders having to be separated from the general population of adult prisonersswm textsenate text
n/a7213811958JuvenileRaising the AgeRaises the age of criminal majority to 19 in the context of requiring youthful offenders having to be separated from the general population of adult prisonersswm textsenate text
767313911960AJuvenileRaising the AgeRaises the age of criminal majority to 19 in the context of inspection of records in youthful offender and delinquency casescommittee textswm textsenate text
777414011960AJuvenileRaising the AgeRaises the age of criminal majority to 19 in the context of inspection of records in youthful offender and delinquency casescommittee textswm textsenate text
787514111960AJuvenileRaising the AgeRaises the age of criminal majority to 19 in the context of inspection of records in youthful offender and delinquency casescommittee textswm textsenate text
n/a7614211962JuvenileJuvenile JusticeRepeals section allowing the court to order restitution against a child.swm textsenate text
797814311963AJuvenileRaising the AgeRaises the age of criminal majority to 19 in the context of knowingly and willfully aiding or abetting a childcommittee textswm textsenate text
7714411963AJuvenileRaising the AgeRaises the age of criminal majority to 19 in the context of knowingly and willfully aiding or abetting a childswm textsenate text
807914511965JuvenileRaising the AgeRaises the age of criminal majority to 19 in the context of juvenile sessionscommittee textswm textsenate text
818014611966JuvenileRaising the AgeRaises the age of criminal majority to 19 in the context of detention of a child in a police station and commitment of a child to a jail or house of correctioncommittee textswm textsenate text
828114711967JuvenileRaising the AgeRaises the age of juvenile court jurisdiction at the lower age from 7 to 12 in the context of notice of arrest of a childcommittee textswm textsenate text
n/a8114711967JuvenileJuvenile JusticeRewrites the juvenile lockup statute and requires notice of arrest to DCF of children within its care and custody.swm textsenate text
838114711967JuvenileRaising the AgeRaises the age of criminal majority to 19 in the context of notice of arrest of a childcommittee textswm textsenate text
848214811968JuvenileRaising the AgeRaises the age of juvenile court jurisdiction at the lower age from 7 to 12 in the context of commitment of children held for examination or trialcommittee textswm textsenate text
858314911968JuvenileRaising the AgeRaises the age of criminal majority to 19 in the context of commitment of children held for examination or trialcommittee textswm textsenate text
n/a8415011968JuvenileBail reformUpdates the statute consistent with the elimination of cash bail for juveniles.swm textsenate text
868515111968JuvenileRaising the AgeRaises the age of criminal majority to 19 in the context of commitment of children held for examination or trialcommittee textswm textsenate text
878615211968AJuvenileRaising the AgeRaises the age of juvenile court jurisdiction at the lower age from 7 to 12 and the age of criminal majority from 18 to 19 in the context of court referral to the department of youth services, any court clinic, or the department of mental health for diagnostic studycommittee textswm textsenate text
888715311970JuvenileRaising the AgeRaises the age of criminal majority to 19 in the context of summoning the parent or guardian of a child during a case before the court or trial justice against said childcommittee textswm textsenate text
898815411972JuvenileRaising the AgeRaises the age of criminal majority to 19 in the context of the continuance of juvenile court jurisdiction in juvenile sessionscommittee textswm textsenate text
908915511972JuvenileRaising the AgeRaises the age of criminal majority to 19 in the context of the continuance of juvenile court jurisdiction in juvenile sessionscommittee textswm textsenate text
919015611972JuvenileRaising the AgeRaises the age of criminal majority to 19 in the context of continuance of juvenile court jurisdiction in juvenile sessionscommittee textswm textsenate text
929115711972AJuvenileRaising the AgeRaises the age of criminal majority to 19 in the context of proceedings for the apprehension of a person over the age of criminal majority who commited an offense or violation prior to reaching the age of criminal majoritycommittee textswm textsenate text
939215811972BJuvenileRaising the AgeRaises the age of criminal majority to 19 in the context of murder convictionscommittee textswm textsenate text
949315911972BJuvenileRaising the AgeRaises the age of criminal majority to 19 in the context of murder convictionscommittee textswm textsenate text
959416011972BJuvenileRaising the AgeRaises the age of criminal majority to 19 in the context of murder convictionscommittee textswm textsenate text
969516111974JuvenileRaising the AgeRaises the age of criminal majority to 19 in the context of limitations on criminal proceedings against childrencommittee textswm textsenate text
979616211974JuvenileRaising the AgeRaises the age of criminal majority to 19 in the context of limitations on criminal proceedings against childrencommittee textswm textsenate text
989716311974JuvenileRaising the AgeRaises the age of criminal majority to 19 in the context of limitations on criminal proceedings against childrencommittee textswm textsenate text
999816411984JuvenileRaising the AgeRaises the age of juvenile court jurisdiction at the lower age from 7 to 12 and the age of criminal majority from 18(or 19) to 19(or 20) in the context of warrants of commitment to department of youth servicescommittee textswm textsenate text
1009916511986, 87JuvenileJuvenile Justice, DiversionPrevents restraints from being used in juvenile court proceedings, unless the justice presiding makes specific findings on the record as to why they are necessary
Makes restorative justice programs available to juveniles
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101100166119A16RMVPrevents the Department of Revenue from suspending licenses for the non-payment of child support when the amount in question is less than $500committee textswm textsenate text
10210116712010BJuvenileJuvenile JusticePrevents the use of involuntary room confinement in the department of youth services as punishmentcommittee textswm textsenate text
10310216812015JuvenileRaising the AgeRaises the age of criminal majority to 19 in the context of transferring any boy to the Massachusetts reformatory or any girl to the reformatory for womencommittee textswm textsenate text
10410316912021JuvenileRaising the AgeRaises the age of criminal majority to 19 in the context of the effect of commitment on application for public service, discharge, restoration of civil rights, records, inspection, consent, and evidence in other proceedingscommittee textswm textsenate text
1051041701271AdultRestrictive HousingProvides definitions for "Disciplinary detention" (only in S2170), "Disciplinary restrictive housing," and "Exigent circumstances"committee textswm textsenate text
1061051711271AdultRestrictive HousingDefines "placement review" committee textswm textsenate text
1071061721271AdultRestrictive HousingDefines "restrictive housing"committee textswm textsenate text
1081071731274AdultRestrictive HousingRepeals now defunct provisions on isolation and related reportingcommittee textswm textsenate text
n/an/a17412716Programming and Services for PrisonersRequires the examination of prisoners for for drug dependency and whether opioid substation or medication assisted treatment is appropriate.senate text
10910817512728CORIRequires the superintendents of the correctional institutions of the commonwealth and the keepers of jails and houses of correction to maintain a record of fingerprint-based state identification numberscommittee textswm textsenate text
n/an/a17612732AProgramming and Services for PrisonersProvides new rights for transgender prisoners.senate text
N/AN/A17712736CProgramming and Services for PrisonersProvides that any correctional institution that uses video or other types of electronic devices for inmate communications shall also provide inmates with in-person visitation; permits correctional institutions to charge for electronic communication, provided it does not exceed the cost of operation.senate text
11010917812739, 39A, 39B, 39C, 39D, 39E, 39FAdultRestrictive HousingAssures that prisoners segregated for their own safety are not punished, improves programming availability for prisoners in restrictive housing, and protects LGBTQ prisoners from arbitrary use of restrictive housing. Provides protections for those who are seriously mentally ill or otherwise clinically contraindicated. Requires specified privileges and conditions for those housed in restrictive housing. Mandates review cycles for possible release from restricted housing, training for correctional officers in restrictive housing, reporting related to persons in restrictive housing, and outlines limits on the use of restrictive housing.
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11111017912740, 41AdultRestrictive HousingRepeals now defunct provisions on confinement to isolation unitscommittee textswm textsenate text
N/AN/A18012748Programming and Services for PrisonersRequires that at least 1 educational program leading to the award of a high school equivalency certificate is available to inmates who have not obtained a high school degree or equivalency; Provides that good conduct credit of 10 days be granted to those who satisfactorily complete said program.senate text
N/AN/A181127117BProgramming and Services for PrisonersAllows a prisoner who is denied treatment related to gender transition or gender dysphoria to be referred to a healthcare provider with expertise in transgender health care; Provides that a prisoner previously diagnosed with gender dysphoria shall not require a new diagnosis to obtain treatment.senate text
112111182127119AAdultExtraordinary Medical PlacementAllows medical release of prisoners who are incapacitated and pose no public safety riskcommittee textswm textsenate text
113112183127130Fees and FinesEliminates fees charged for parole supervisioncommittee textswm textsenate text
114113184127133AJuvenileRaising the AgeRaises the age of criminal majority to 19 in the context of parole eligibilitycommittee textswm textsenate text
115114185127133AJuvenileJuvenile JusticeProvides that a prisoner serving a life sentence for an offense commited before reaching the age of criminal majority has the right to counsel at parole hearings and the right to funds for expertscommittee textswm textsenate text
116115186127133CJuvenileRaising the AgeRaises the age of criminal majority to 19 in the context of parole hearings in which family members cannot represent deceased victimscommittee textswm textsenate text
117116187127144AdultFees and FinesTriples the rate at which fines are worked off by incarceration from $30/day to $90/daycommittee textswm textsenate text
118117188127145AdultFees and FinesEstablishes procedural protections for ?Fine Time?committee textswm textsenate text
N/AN/A18913834ACriminal Penalties and ProceduresProvides that a person under age 21 who seeks medical assistance for him or herself or for another for an alcohol-related overdose shall not be charged or prosecuted for alcohol possession if the evidence was gained as a result of seeking medical assistance.senate text
119118190209A10AdultFees and FinesAllows the court to waive the assessment for persons referred to certified batterers' treatment programs if it would constitute a substantial financial hardship for a person or their family or dependentscommittee textswm textsenate text
120119191211B22BothCORIRequires the trial court to submit all criminal case disposition information to the department of state police for each offender appearing in court for purposes of updating the criminal history recordcommittee textswm textsenate text
n/a120192211D2AJuvenileFees and FinesEnsures that no juvenile is assessed an indigency counsel fee.swm textsenate text
121124196211D2AAdultFees and FinesEliminates indigency counsel fee after phase-out.committee textswm textsenate text
122121193211D2AAdultFees and FinesReduces indigency counsel fee to $100 as part of phase-out.committee textswm textsenate text
123122194211D2AAdultFees and FinesReduces indigency counsel fee to $50 as part of phase-out.committee textswm textsenate text
N/A123195211D2AAdultFees and FinesProvides that no person determined to be indigent will be assessed a counsel feeswm textsenate text
1241251972127BothCORIRequires fingerprint-based ID to accompany complaints and indictments.committee textswm textsenate text
N/AN/A19821826Mandatory MinimumsEstablishes a 1 year mandatory minimum and 10 year maximum penalty for assault and battery causing serious bodily injury to a police officer during course of dutysenate text
125126A20021826BothCriminal penalties and proceduresClarifies that the District Court and Boston Municipal Court have original jurisdiction concurrent with the Superior Court over witness intimidation.committee textswm textsenate text
12612619921826BothCriminal penalties and proceduresClarifies that the District Court and Boston Municipal Court have original jurisdiction concurrent with the Superior Court over conspiracy and solicitation to commit a felony.committee textswm textsenate text
12712720121832AAdultCORIAn application for a criminal complaint need be accompanied by fingerprint-based identification.committee textswm textsenate text
12812820223320JuvenileJuvenile JusticeProhibits parents and children from testifying against each other.committee textswm textsenate text
12912920325013JuvenileRaising the AgeRaises the age of criminal majority to 19.committee textswm textsenate text
N/AN/A204258B4Garden of PeaceAdds managing and administering Garden of Peace to the responsibilities of the victim and witness assistance board and charges the board with establishing an advisory committee of individuals who have served on the Garden of Peace board or other interested citizens.senate text
130130205258B8Fees and FinesStandardizes when court assessments may be waived: substantial financial hardship upon the person against whom the assessment is imposed or upon the person?s family or dependents.committee textswm textsenate text
N/AN/A206258C2Victim CompensationExcludes victims under the age of criminal majority from the 5 day reporting deadlinesenate text
N/AN/A207258C2Victim CompensationProvides that, to the extent that the victim?s acts or conduct provoked or contributed to the injuries, the division of victim compensation and assistance may ? rather than shall ? reduce a victim?s award. senate text
N/AN/A208258C2Victim CompensationProvides that, in the case of a homicide victim, where a victim?s acts or conduct provoked or contributed to the injuries, the funds may be reduced except for appropriate and modest funeral, burial, and/or cremation services.senate text
N/AN/A209258D1Wrongful convictionAmends the procedures available for a person who is wrongfully convicted to seek compensation from the Commonwealthsenate text
N/AN/A210258D1Wrongful convictionPermits preliminary relief and services if there is a substantial likelihood that a person will succeedsenate text
N/AN/A211258D3Wrongful convictionEnsures that claimants receive expedited discovery and a speedy trialsenate text
N/AN/A212258D5Wrongful convictionPermits the court to require, as part of its judgment, that the commonwealth provide reasonable and necessary services to the claimantsenate text
N/AN/A213258D5Wrongful convictionIncreases the current $500,000 cap for those seeking compensation for wrongful convictions to $2,000,000senate text
N/AN/A214258D5Wrongful convictionRequires the court to enter a preliminary order that the commonwealth provide reasonable and necessary services to the claimantsenate text
N/AN/A215258D6Wrongful convictionProvides that a prevailing claimant shall have the right to an award of the costs of litigation and attorney's feessenate text
N/AN/A216258D7Wrongful convictionProvides that a settlement agreement include a stipulation or agreement to an expungement or sealing order to be entered by the courtsenate text
N/AN/A217258D8Wrongful convictionIncreases the statute of limitations from 3 years to 2 yearssenate text
N/AN/A218258D9Wrongful convictionAmends the procedures available for a person who is wrongfully convicted to seek compensation from the Commonwealthsenate text
131131219258E2JuvenileRaising the AgeRaises the age of criminal majority to 19.committee textswm textsenate text
1321322202631ABothCORIRequires fingerprinting upon arrestcommittee textswm textsenate text
133133221263A1BothCriminal penalties and proceduresExpands the definition of critical witness.committee textswm textsenate text
1341342222652JuvenileRaising the AgeRaises the age of criminal majority to 19 in context of juvenile murdercommittee textswm textsenate text
13513522326513AdultCriminal penalties and proceduresSets penalties for corporate manslaughter at at least $250,000committee textswm textsenate text
13613622426513BJuvenileJuvenile JusticePrevents prosecutions of statutory rape against children who are close in age.committee textswm textsenate text
N/AN/A22526513DCriminal Penalties and ProceduresProvides that an assault and battery causing serious bodily injury to a police officer during course of duty is subject to 1 year mandatory minimum and 10 year maximum penalty.senate text
13713722626515AJuvenileRaising the AgeRaises the age of criminal majority to 19 in the context of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon on a person over the age of sixty.committee textswm textsenate text
13813822726515AJuvenileRaising the AgeRaises the age of criminal majority to 19 in the context of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon on a child under the age of 14.committee textswm textsenate text
13913922826515BJuvenileRaising the AgeRaises the age of criminal majority to 19 in the context of assault and
battery with a dangerous weapon on a person over the age of sixty.
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14014022926518JuvenileRaising the AgeRaises the age of criminal majority to 19 in the context of assault with intent to rob or murder a person over the age of 60.committee textswm textsenate text
14114123026518BJuvenileRaising the AgeRaises the age of criminal majority to 19 in the context of use of firearms while committing a felony.committee textswm textsenate text
14214223126519JuvenileRaising the AgeRaises the age of criminal majority to 19 in the context of robbery by an unarmed person on a person over the age of 60.committee textswm textsenate text
14314323226523JuvenileJuvenile JusticePrevents prosecutions of statutory rape against children who are close in age.committee textswm textsenate text
14414423326543JuvenileRaising the AgeRaising the age of criminal majority to 19 in the context of stalking.committee textswm textsenate text
14514523426547Fees and FinesStandardizes when GPS fees for sex offenders may be waived: substantial financial hardship upon the person against whom the assessment is imposed or upon the person?s family or dependents.committee textswm textsenate text
N/AN/A23526559Criminal Penalties and ProceduresCreates an affirmative defense for survivors of human traffickingsenate text
14614623626630BothFelony LarcenyRaises the threshold for felony larceny to $1,500 from $250.committee textswm textsenate text
14714723726630BothFelony LarcenyOmits language relating to common carriers in the context of larceny.committee textswm textsenate text
14814823826630BothFelony LarcenyAllows for probable-cause-based arrests without a warrant for larceny involving property over $250.committee textswm textsenate text
14914923926630ABothFelony LarcenyRaises the shoplifting threshold to $250.committee textswm textsenate text
15015024026637ABothFelony LarcenyUpdates the definition of credit card in the context of misuse/fraud of credit cardscommittee textswm textsenate text
15115124126637BBothFelony LarcenyRaises the threshold for felony credit card misuse to $1,500 from $250.committee textswm textsenate text
15215224226637BBothFelony LarcenyIncreases fine penalty for credit card misuse/fraudcommittee textswm textsenate text
15315324326637BBothFelony LarcenyAllows for probable-cause-based arrests without a warrant for credit card misuse involving property over $250.committee textswm textsenate text
15415424426637CBothFelony LarcenyRaises the threshold for felony credit card fraud to $1,500 from $250.committee textswm textsenate text
15515524526637CBothFelony LarcenyIncreases fine penalty for credit card misuse/fraudcommittee textswm textsenate text
15615624626637CBothFelony LarcenyAllows for probable-cause-based arrests without a warrant for credit card fraud involving property over $250.committee textswm textsenate text
N/AN/A24726637ECriminal Penalties and ProceduresCreates crime for those in unlawful possession of identity scanning devices with intent to steal an identity and provides for fine of up to $5,000 and up to 2.5 years.senate text
15715724826660BothFelony LarcenyRaises the dollar threshold for felony receipt of stolen property from $250 to $1500.committee textswm textsenate text
15815824926660BothFelony LarcenyRaises the possible fine for receipt of stolen property for a first offense from a fine of not more than $1000 to a fine of not more than $2500.committee textswm textsenate text
15915925026660BothFelony LarcenyAllows for probable-cause-based arrests without a warrant for receipt of stolen property over $250 (here, receipt of stolen property).committee textswm textsenate text
160160251266126ABothRMVRemoves the penalty of license suspension from the offense of vandalism.committee textswm textsenate text
161161252266126BRMVRemoves the penalty of license suspension from the offense of tagging (graffiti).committee textswm textsenate text
162162253266127BothFelony LarcenyRaises the dollar threshold for felony malicious destruction of property from $250 to $1500committee textswm textsenate text
16316325426813BBothCriminal penalties and proceduresExpands the scope of what constitutes witness intimidationcommittee textswm textsenate text
N/AN/A25526821BCriminal Penalties and ProceduresProvides that any person employed by a public or private school, or the department of youth services, the department of children and families, the department of mental health, the department of developmental services, any private institution providing services to clients of such departments, or an institution of higher learning and who, in the course of such employment engages in sexual abuse of a person under the age of 19, or under the age of 22 who has not received a high school diploma, is punishable by up to 5 years or $10,000 fine. Provides that a student in these schools is incapable of consenting.senate text
16416425626910JuvenileRaising the AgeRaises the age of criminal majority to 19 in the context of carrying dangerous weapons.committee textswm textsenate text
16516525726910JuvenileRaising the AgeRaises the age of criminal majority to 19 in the context of carrying dangerous weapons.committee textswm textsenate text
16616625826910JuvenileRaising the AgeRaises the age of criminal majority to 19 in the context of carrying dangerous weapons.committee textswm textsenate text
16716725926910EJuvenileRaising the AgeRaises the age of crimial majority to 19 in the context of firearms sales.committee textswm textsenate text
16816826026910EJuvenileRaising the AgeRaises the age of cirminal majority to 19 in the context of firearms sales.committee textswm textsenate text
16916926126910FJuvenileRaising the AgeRaises the age of criminal majority to 19 in the context of sale of large capacity weaponscommittee textswm textsenate text
17017026226910FJuvenileRaising the AgeRaises the age of criminal majority to 19 in the context of sale of large capacity weaponscommittee textswm textsenate text
17117126326910FJuvenileRaising the AgeRaises the age of criminal majority to 19 in the context of sale of large capacity weaponscommittee textswm textsenate text
17217226426910GJuvenileRaising the AgeRaising the age of criminal majority to 19 in the context of carrying dangerous weapon having been previously convicted of violent crimes or serious drug offensescommittee textswm textsenate text
N/AN/A26526910HCriminal Penalties and ProceduresVapors of Glue: Amends the offense of carrying a loaded firearm while under influence to include smelling or inhaling the fumes of any substance having the property of releasing toxic vaporssenate text
1731732662724JuvenileJuvenile JusticeRepeals statute decriminalizing inducing person "of chaste life" to have sexual intercourse.committee textswm textsenate text
17417426727240JuvenileJuvenile JusticeDecriminalizes disturbing a school assembly.committee textswm textsenate text
17517526827253JuvenileJuvenile JusticeDecriminalizes first offense disorderly for juveniles.committee textswm textsenate text
1761762692746BothCriminal penalties and proceduresRedefines the crime of attempt.committee textswm textsenate text
1771772702746ABothCriminal penalties and proceduresRedefines the crime of attempt.committee textswm textsenate text
1781782712748BothCriminal penalties and proceduresEstablishes the crime of solicitation of a felony.committee textswm textsenate text
179N/A27623ARMVRemoves RMV access to the warrant management system.committee textN/Asenate text
N/AN/A2722752Criminal Penalties and ProceduresPermits for electronic signatures on warrants and application for criminal complaints.senate text
N/AN/A2732762ACriminal Penalties and ProceduresPermits for electronic signatures on warrants and application for criminal complaints.senate text
N/AN/A2742762BCriminal Penalties and ProceduresPermits for electronic signatures on warrants and application for criminal complaints.senate text
N/AN/A2752762BCriminal Penalties and ProceduresPermits for electronic signatures on warrants and application for criminal complaints.senate text
N/AN/A27627622Criminal Penalties and ProceduresPermits for electronic signatures on warrants and application for criminal complaints.senate text
18017927727630Fees and FinesStandardizes when fees may be waived for forfeiting or defaulting on one's bail bond or recognizance: if the fee would cause a substantial financial hardship to the person or the person?s family or dependentscommittee textswm textsenate text
18118027827630Fees and FinesStandardizes when fees may be waived for forfeiting or defaulting on one's bail bond or recognizance: if the fee would cause a substantial financial hardship to the person or the person?s family or dependentscommittee textswm textsenate text
18218127927642ABothBail reformSimplifies the bail statute to allow the court to establish terms of probation as part of the disposition of a criminal complaint involving a crime of abusecommittee textswm textsenate text
183182280BothBail reformRewrites the bail statute to in light of SJC opinion on bail to clarify considerations and available conditions on release on recognizance, to clarify considerations and available conditions on release on affordable bail, to clarify hearing requirements for detention, to expand availability of detention hearings to assure reappearance in court in a broader set of dangerousness cases, to improve pre-trial services to assist defendants with complying with conditions of release and
with returning to court, and to introduce more systematic riskassessment into tje bail process.
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18418328127661ABail reformRepeals the statute governing disposition or encumbrance of real estate of bail or surety.committee textswm textsenate text
18518428227661BBail reformProhibits a person from being compensated for proposing to become bail or surety.committee textswm textsenate text
18618528327679Bail reformRepeals the statute governing personal recognizance and deposit instead of sureties for release from custody.committee textswm textsenate text
18718628427687JuvenileRaising the AgeRaises the age of criminal majority to 19 in the context of probation supervision.committee textswm textsenate text
18818728527687JuvenileRaising the AgeRaises the age of criminal majority to 19 in the context of probation supervision.committee textswm textsenate text
18918828627687ABothDecriminalizationProhibits probation violations on the basis of using properly prescribed medications.committee textswm textsenate text
19018928727687AAdultFees and FinesStandardizes when probation fees may be waived: if they constitute a substantial financial hardship to the person or the person?s familycommittee textswm textsenate text
19119028827687AAdultFees and FinesStandardizes when probation fees may be waived: if they constitute a substantial financial hardship to the person or the person?s familycommittee textswm textsenate text
19219128927689AJuvenileRaising the AgeRaises the age of criminal majority to 19 in the context of the appointment of counsellors to juveniles.committee textswm textsenate text
N/AN/A29027689BCriminal Penalties and ProceduresProvides that probation may designate officers to exclusively supervise those between 19 to 26 years old.senate text
19319229127692BothFees and FinesProvides for the collection of restitution through civil enforcement of civil judgments.committee textswm textsenate text
194193292276100ACORIAllows for the sealing of misdemeanor cases after 3 (rather than 5) years have expired.committee textswm textsenate text
195194293276100ACORIAllows for the sealing of felony offenses after 7 (rather than 10) years have expired.committee textswm textsenate text
196195294276100ACORIAllows for the sealing of convictions for resisting arrest.committee textswm textsenate text
197196295276100ACORIClarifies that sealed records shall not be used to screen applicants for employment, housing or an occupational or professional licens- and in these contexts applicants may answer "no record."committee textswm textsenate text
198197296276100ACORIClarifies that sealed records shall not be used to screen applicants for employment, housing or an occupational or professional licens- and in these contexts applicants may answer "no record."committee textswm textsenate text
199198297276100ACORIClarifies that sealed records shall not be used to screen applicants for employment, housing or an occupational or professional licens- and in these contexts applicants may answer "no record."committee textswm textsenate text
200199298276100ACORIClarifies that sealed records shall not be used to screen applicants for employment, housing or an occupational or professional licens- and in these contexts applicants may answer "no record."committee textswm textsenate text
201200299276100BJuvenileCORIAllows for the sealing of juvenile records after 1 year.committee textswm textsenate text
202201300276100CCORIClarifies that sealed records shall not be used to screen applicants for employment, housing or an occupational or professional licens- and in these contexts applicants may answer "no record."committee textswm textsenate text
203202301276100CCORIClarifies that sealed records shall not be used to screen applicants for employment, housing or an occupational or professional licens- and in these contexts applicants may answer "no record."committee textswm textsenate text
204203302276100DJuvenileCORIRaises the age of criminal majority to 19 in the context of CORI access.committee textswm textsenate text
205204303276100E-100GBothCORIDefines expungement, allows for the expungement of juvenile misdemeanors and requires the submission of such expungement order by the state police to the Interstate Identification Index, requires the redaction of a defendant's name and address from police logs when the underlying case is sealed or expunged. committee textswm textsenate text
206205304276104CORIAllows for expungement in the context of misidentification or fraud on the court and requires the submission of such expungement order by the state police to the Interstate Identification Indexcommittee textswm textsenate text
207206305276A1BothDiversionRemoves the requirement that diversion programs be certified by Probation.committee textswm textsenate text
208207307276A2JuvenileDiversion / Raising the AgeRaises the age of criminal majority to 19 for purposes of jurisdiction relating to diversion.committee textswm textsenate text
209208306276A2AdultDiversionExpands diversion availability to defendants above the age of 22committee textswm textsenate text
210209308276A4AdultDiversionEstablishes which offense make a defendant ineligible for diversion.committee textswm textsenate text
211210309276A5AdultDiversionAllows victims to make a recommendation relative to the diversion of the defendnant.committee textswm textsenate text
212211310276A8, 9AdultDiversionRepeals the sections requiring Probation to certify diversion programs by way of an Advisory Board.committee textswm textsenate text
213212311276A12AdultDiversionClarifies that nothing in Chapter 276A or s76Bshall limit the ability of District Attorneys or police departments to divert offenders.committee textswm textsenate text
214213312276BBothDiversionProvides standards and establishes an an advisory board to oversee restorative justice programs.committee textswm textsenate text
21521431327770CJuvenileJuvenile JusticeAllows low-level offenses committed by juveniles to be treated as civil infractions.committee textswm textsenate text
21621531427770CAdultDiversionClarifies which offenses may be treated as civil infractions at the discretion of the court, as well as which will be ineligible for diversion.committee textswm textsenate text
21721631527770CDiversionClarifies which offenses may be treated as civil infractions at the discretion of the court, as well as which will be ineligible for diversion.committee textswm textsenate text
2182173162791Fees and FinesRequires the court to provide notice of consequences of non-payment when the court sentences a person to pay a fine.committee textswm textsenate text
2192183172796BAdultDiversionRequires the court to make written findings as to necessity before sentencing a primary caregiver to incarceration.committee textswm textsenate text
N/AN/A31827924Raising the AgeRaises the age of criminal majority to 19 in the context of determination of sentence for murder in the first degreesenate text
22021931927935CORIRequires the court to transmit fingerprint-based identification with the mittimus to a correctional institutioncommittee textswm textsenate text
22122032027935CORIRequires the court to transmit fingerprint-based identification with the mittimus to a correctional institutioncommittee textswm textsenate text
2222213212806AFees and FinesStandardizes when the court may waive fee in the context of levying a special cost assessmentcommittee textswm textsenate text
2232223222806BJuvenileRaising the AgeRaises the age of criminal majority to 19 in the context of criminal assessments.committee textswm textsenate text
224223323Fees and FinesEliminates parole fees.committee textswm textsenate text
N/AN/A32412219OUI EnforcementIgnition Interlock Device: Permits a reduction of ignition interlock costs for offenders faced with a substantial financial hardshipsenate text
N/AN/A32512219OUI EnforcementIgnition Interlock Device: Requires the registrar of motor vehicles to promulgate regulations that ensure the compliance of ignition interlock device servicing and monitoring entitiessenate text
N/AN/A32612219OUI EnforcementIgnition Interlock Device: Permits a reduction of ignition interlock costs for offenders faced with a substantial financial hardshipsenate text
N/AN/A32712219OUI EnforcementIgnition Interlock Device: Provides that a violation of the required ignition interlock device inspection may result in up to a 2 year extension of the ignition interlock license or a permanent revocation of an ignition interlock license and up to an additional 10-year license suspensionsenate text
N/AN/A32812219OUI EnforcementIgnition Interlock Device: Requires that the regulations, promulgated by the registrar of motor vehicles, include a schedule for phasing in requirements that ignition interlock devices be equip with cameras or other means of positively identifying the person providing the ignition interlock breath alcohol concentration testsenate text
225224329Extraordinary Medical PlacementRequires the Commissioner of Correction and the Secretary of Public Safety to promulgate regulations to implement the medical release program for incapacitated and terminally ill prisoners.committee textswm textsenate text
N/AN/A330N/AN/AProgramming and Services for PrisonersEstablishes a pilot program within select state prisons and HOCs to evaluate inmate access to appropriate treatment for opioid addictionsenate text
N/AN/A331N/AN/AElder AffairsRequires the secretary of elder affairs and the secretary of the executive office of
public safety and security to provide a report on elder protection laws in the
commonwealth to the general court no later than July, 2018.
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226225332Restrictive housingRequires the Commissioner of Correction to provide a plan to the House and Senate Committee on Ways and Means regarding the resources needed to comply with restrictive housing reforms.committee textswm textsenate text
227226333Juvenile JusticeEstablishes a juvenile justice data task force.committee textswm textsenate text
228227334CORIEstablishes a task force to examine how to handle fingerprint-based ID when a case proceeds but there is no underlying arrest.committee textswm textsenate text
229228335Raising the AgeEstablishes a task force to examine raising the age of criminal majority past the age of 19.committee textswm textsenate text
N/AN/A336N/AN/AMandatory MinimumsCreates a task force to evaluate the impact and effectiveness of eliminating certain mandatory minimum sentences and to make recommendations on the advisability of making further changes to criminal sentences that impose a mandatory minimum sentence.senate text
N/AN/A337N/AN/AProgramming and Services for PrisonersEstablishes a special commission to study the prevention of suicide among prisoners and correction officers in Massachusetts correctional facilitiessenate text
N/AN/A338N/AN/ADiversionCreates a restoration center commission in Middlesex county to divert persons suffering from mental illness or substance use disorder who interact with law enforcement or the court system during a pre-arrest investigation or the pre-adjudication process from lock-up facilities and hospital emergency departments to appropriate treatmentsenate text
N/AN/A339N/AN/AProgramming and Services for PrisonersCreates a special commission to study the health and safety of LGBTQI prisoners to evaluate current access to appropriate healthcare services and health outcomessenate text
N/AN/A340N/AN/ACriminal Penalties and ProceduresEstablishes a special commission to review the qualifications and scope of practice of qualified examiners in the context of treament and care of sexually dangerous personssenate text
230229341RMVPrevents, in most instances, juvenile records from being shared with the RMV.committee textswm textsenate text
N/A2303422631ABothCORIPermits the executive office of public safety and security to issue a temporary waiver to police departments that demonstrate an inability to comply with the fingerprint requirements of section 1A of chapter 263 due to inadequate resourcesswm textsenate text
N/A231343Mandatory minimumsPermits a person serving a mandatory minimum sentence for an offense no longer requiring a minimum term of incarceration as of the effective date of this act to earn good time off their minimum sentenceswm textsenate text
231232344Sets July 1, 2018 as the effective date for most reforms of restrictive housing (solitary confinement).committee textswm textsenate text
232233345Sets January 1, 2019 as the effective date for making programming in restrictive housing (for those in such housing for over 6 months) substantially similar to that in the general prison population.committee textswm textsenate text
233N/AN/ASets January 1, 2019 as the effective date for when sealed juvenile records may only be used by a judge for consideration in imposing a sentence.committee textN/Asenate text
234234346Sets January 1, 2019 as the effective date for raising the age of criminal majority to 19.committee textswm textsenate text
235235347Sets July 1, 2019 as the effective date for standardizing fingerprint-based identification in the criminal justice system.committee textswm textsenate text
236236348Sets September 1, 2018 as the effective date for allowing the opportunity for RMV payment plans.committee textswm textsenate text
237N/AN/ASets January 1, 2019 as the effective date for requiring submission to the FBI of expungement orders.committee textN/Asenate text
238239351Sets July 1, 2020 as the effective date for eliminating the indigency counsel fee in its entirety.committee textswm textsenate text
239237349Sets July 1, 2018 as the effective date for reducing the indigency counsel fee to $100.committee textswm textsenate text
240238350Sets July 1, 2019 as the effective date for reducing the indigency counsel fee to $50.committee textswm textsenate text
N/AN/A352Effective date section apparently misidentifiedsenate text

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