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Side-by-side of House and Senate Criminal Justice Reform Bills

Analysis prepared by Anne Johnson Landry and Ava Callender Concepción.

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SubjectG.L.C.S. §S. SummaryH. §H. Summary
Raising the Age, CORI4 §7001Creates 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). text»001Creates a definition for "the age of criminal majority," which it sets as the age of 18. Creates a definition for "substantial financial hardship." text»
Bias-Free Policing6 §116A002Creates a definition for bias-free policing. text»
Bias-Free Policing6 §116A003Technical change text»
Bias-Free Policing6 §116A004Adds to the requirements for basic training for law enforcement the following: procedures and techniques to promote bias-free policing, procedures and techniques for handling complaints involving people with a mental illness or developmental disability; and procedures and techniques for de-escalation. text»
Bias-Free Policing6 §116G005Creates a new section of the General Laws to require the municipal police training committee to create in-service training relative to implicit bias, mental health emergencies, and de-escalation. text»89ACreates a new section of the General Laws to require the municipal police training committee to create in-service training relative to implicit bias, mental health emergencies, and de-escalation. text»
NIBRS6 §167A 002Requires data reporting of arrests consistent with the National Incident-Based Reporting System and requires such data to be publicly available. text»
CORI6 §167006Allows a finding of not guilty by reason of insanity to appear as a conviction for CORI purposes. text»002AAdds a finding of guilty or not guilty by reason of insanity to the definition of "all available criminal record information" text»
CORI6 §167007Prevents offenses that never make it to the arraignment stage from becoming part of a person's criminal record. text»
Raising the Age6 §167008Limits 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. text»
CORI6 §167009Clarifies 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 CORI text»
CORI6 §172A 115Waives the CORI fee for veterans organizations requesting information about employees, volunteers and veterans organizations that provide housing. text»
CORI6 §172N010Creates 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. text»117Creates a new section of the General Laws to require state and political subdivision licensing authorities to provide in licensing requirements a list of the categories of crimes that would disqualify an applicant text»
Fees and Fines6 §178Q 151Provides that the sex offender registry board (SORB) must report, within 60 days of offender registration, the amount of any sex offender registry fee owed by the offender. Permits the DOR to intercept owed fees from tax refunds and the RMV to refuse to issue or renew licenses until such fee is collected. text»
Criminal Penalties and Procedures6 §184A011Creates 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. text»
Data Collection6A §18 3/4002BRequires the secretary of public safet to establish data collection and reporting standards for criminal justice agencies and the trial court, such that it shall take the form of a cross-tracking system for data collection and reporting standards which uses the probation central file number as an identifier. text»
CORI6A §18 3/4 114Creates a resource booklet to be given to adult and juvenile offenders upon release regarding CORI rights and FAQs text»
Justice Reinvestment7D §11002CEstablishes an oversight board to monitor and ensure justice reinvestment policies relative to data collection/public availability of said data. text»
NIBRS7D §3 003Requires NIBRS arrest data to be publicly available. text»
Financing, Garden of Peace10 §35FFF, 35GGG012Creates a Trust Fund for the Garden of Peace and a Municipal Police Training Fund. text»
Fines and Fees10 §59013Requires 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. text»
Fines and Fees10 §66014Requires reports relative to the Victims of Drunk Driving Trust Fund to be submitted to the legislative Clerks. text»
LGBTQ10 §66015Requires 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. text»
Diversion12 §34 004Requires the DAs to create a pre-arraignment diversion program for veterans, active service members, persons with substance abuse disorder, and persons with mental illness. text»
Juvenile Justice18C §14 005Creates a task force to study gender responsive and trauma-informed approaches to treatment services for juveniles and youthful offenders in the juvenile justice system. text»
CORI22C §36016Eliminates 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). text»
CORI22C §36017Requires 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. text»
DNA Database22E §3018DNA Database: Shortens the timeline for submission of DNA samples to the state's DNA database to 6 months (in keeping with current law, 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- for prisoners, within the first 6 months of incarceration or before release, whichever comes first. Said samples will become part of the state DNA database. text»006Requires people arrested and charged with certain offenses to submit a DNA sample. Requires the DNA sample for those incarcerated to be collected upon intake or return to the correctional facility to which the inmate has been samples and prohibits a person who is required to provide a sample from being released until such a sample has been collected. Said samples will become part of the state DNA database. text»
DNA Database22E §3 007DNA Database: Strikes Section 3 as inserted by Section 6 of H4011 and replaces it with language requiring submission of DNA sample (for the same group of offenders) immediately upon conviction or upon intake or return to the correctional facility to which the inmate has been sentenced, where applicable. text»
DNA Database22E §4 008DNA Database: Allows for the establishment of regulations or procedures for the collection of DNA samples governing standards for probation officers and licensing personnel who may collect such samples. (Replaces the word "training" with "a probation officer" in the description of said regulations or procedures.) text»
Criminal Penalties and Procedures22E §4 009DNA Database: Adds probation officers to the list of individuals authorized to use reasonable force to collect a DNA sample. text»
DNA Database22E §5019DNA 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. text»
DNA Database22E §11020DNA 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. text»010DNA Database: DNA Database: Removes the reference to the one-year time frame under when failure to provide a DNA sample constitutes a new offense (now can be immediate). text»
DNA Database22E §12021DNA Database: Increases the possible fine for improper disclosure of information in the DNA database from $1,000 to $2,000. text»
DNA Database22E §12022DNA Database: Increases the possible jail time for improper disclosure of information in the DNA database from 6 months to 1 year. text»
DNA Database22E §13023DNA Database: Increases the possible fine for willfully obtaining information in the DNA database from $1,000 to $2,000. text»
DNA Database22E §13024DNA Database: Increases the possible jail time for willfully obtaining information in the DNA database from 6 months to 1 year. text»
DNA Database22E §15025DNA 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. text»
Financing29 §2YYYY, 2ZZZZ026Creates a Criminal Justice and Community Support Trust Fund and a Strong Communities and Crime Prevention Fund. text»
Raising the Age31 §20027Raises the age of criminal majority to 19 in the context of excluding juvenile offenses from civil service applications. text»
Raising the Age37 §24028Provides 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. text»
Decriminalization40 §21D029Allows municipalities to decriminalize certain misdemeanors and enforce civil violations text»
Sexual Assault Victim Assistance41 §97B 137Increase the statute of limitations for sexual assault evidence kit preservation from 15 years to 50 years text»
Sexual Assault Victim Assistance41 §97B1/2 138Requires hospitals and medical facilities to notify law enforcement within 24hrs of collecting a new sexual assault evidence kit and law enforcement to take possession of said sexual assault evidence kit within 3 business days of notification text»
CORI41 §98030Removes 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. text»
CORI41 §98F031Removes entries concerning juvenile arrests from the public daily police log text»
CORI41 §98F032Removes entries concerning juvenile arrests from the public daily police log text»
LGBTQ46 §1033Requires death records to include gender identity. text»
Decriminalization71 §37P034Outlines 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 departments text»
OUI Enforcement90 §8A035Vapors 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. text»119Vapors 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. text»
OUI Enforcement90 §8A 1/2036Vapors 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. text»120Vapors 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. text»
OUI Enforcement90 §21037Vapors of Glue: Provides for arrest without a warrant of a person operating under the influence of fumes releasing toxic vapors. text»121Vapors of Glue: Provides for arrest without a warrant of a person operating under the influence of fumes releasing toxic vapors. text»
RMV90 §22038Eliminates license suspension as an additional penalty for arrest and default warrants text»
Decriminalization90 §23039Prohibits 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 section text»
OUI Enforcement90 §24040Vapors of Glue: Adds operating under the influence of fumes releasing toxic vapors to the definition of OUI. text»122Vapors of Glue: Adds operating under the influence of fumes releasing toxic vapors to the definition of OUI. text»
Fees and Fines90 §24041Allows 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 dependents text»
Fees and Fines90 §24041Allows 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 dependents text»
Fees and Fines90 §24042Allows 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 dependents text»
OUI Enforcement90 §24 011Provides a sentencing scheme and enhanced penalties for sixth, seventh, eighth, and ninth or subsequent offenses for OUI. text»
OUI Enforcement90 §24043Ignition 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. text»
OUI Enforcement90 §24044Ignition 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. text»
OUI Enforcement90 §24045Ignition Interlock Device: Adds a new paragraph allowing for the issuance of an ignition interlock device following revocation of a license for OUI. text»
OUI Enforcement90 §24046Ignition 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. text»
OUI Enforcement90 §24047Ignition 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. text»
OUI Enforcement90 §24048Ignition 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. text»
OUI Enforcement90 §24049Ignition 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. text»
OUI Enforcement90 §24050Ignition 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. text»
OUI Enforcement90 §24051Ignition Interlock Device: Adds a new paragraph allowing for the issuance of an ignition interlock device following revocation of a license for third OUI. text»
OUI Enforcement90 §24052Ignition 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. text»
OUI Enforcement90 §24053Ignition 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. text»
OUI Enforcement90 §24054Ignition Interlock Device: Adds a new paragraph allowing for the issuance of an ignition interlock device following revocation of a license for fourth OUI. text»
OUI Enforcement90 §24055Ignition 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. text»
OUI Enforcement90 §24056Ignition Interlock Device: Technical change- replaces "resistrar" with "registrar." text»
OUI Enforcement90 §24057Ignition 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 device text»
OUI Enforcement90 §24058Ignition 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 device text»
OUI Enforcement90 §24059Ignition 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. text»
OUI Enforcement90 §24 1/2060Ignition Interlock Device: Updates the existing section of the General Laws governing ignition interlock device license restriction. text»
OUI Enforcement90 §24D061Ignition Interlock Device: Provides for probation of persons convicted of operating under the influence of the fumes releasing toxic vapors. text»123Ignition Interlock Device: Provides for probation of persons convicted of operating under the influence of the fumes releasing toxic vapors. text»
OUI Enforcement90 §24D062Ignition 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. text»
OUI Enforcement90 §24D063Ignition Interlock Device: Allows for application for an ignition interlock license during a probationary period by certain defendants. text»
OUI Enforcement90 §24D064Ignition Interlock Device: Updates language to provide for ignition interlock devices as well as hardship licenses in the probation context. text»
Fees and Fines90 §24D065, 66Allows the court to waive the OUI program surcharge if it would constitute a substantial financial hardship for a person or their family or dependents text»012, 12AAllows the court to waive the OUI program surcharge if it would constitute a substantial financial hardship for a person or their immediate family or dependents. text»
OUI Enforcement90 §24E067Ignition 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. text»
OUI Enforcement90 §24E068Ignition Interlock Device: Updates statute in accordance with new ignition interlock options. text»
OUI Enforcement90 §24G069Vapors of Glue: Updates the vehicular homicide statute to include operating under the influence of fumes releasing toxic vapors as OUI. text»124Vapors of Glue: Updates the vehicular homicide statute to include operating under the influence of fumes releasing toxic vapors as OUI. text»
OUI Enforcement90 §24G070Ignition Interlock Device: Creates a new subsection to allow for the application for an ignition interlock device following imprisonment for OUI. text»
Criminal Penalties and Procedures90 §24G071Rewrites 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. text»
OUI Enforcement90 §24L072Vapors of Glue: Allows for prosecution for OUI resulting in seriously bodily injury where the person operated under the influence of fumes releasing toxic vapors text»125Vapors of Glue: Allows for prosecution for OUI resulting in seriously bodily injury where the person operated under the influence of fumes releasing toxic vapors text»
OUI Enforcement90 §24L073Ignition Interlock Device: Creates a new subsection to allow for the application for an ignition interlock device following imprisonment for OUI. text»
OUI Enforcement90 §24N074Ignition Interlock Device: Allows for application of an ignition interlock license during a period of suspension of a license upon issuance of a complaint. text»
OUI Enforcement90 §24N075Ignition Interlock Device: Allows for the issuance of an ignition interlock license during a period of suspension of a license upon issuance of a complaint. text»
OUI Enforcement90 §24N076Ignition 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. text»
OUI Enforcement90 §24W077Requires that reports relative to the Operating Under the Influence Deterrent Trust Fund be submitted to the legislative Clerks. text»
Decriminalization90 §34J078Prohibits 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 section text»
OUI Enforcement90B §8079Vapors of Glue: Adds operating under the influence of fumes releasing toxic vapors to the concept of operating a vessel under the influence. text»126Vapors of Glue: Adds operating under the influence of fumes releasing toxic vapors to the concept of operating a vessel under the influence. text»
Fees and Fines90B §8080Allows 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 dependents text»
OUI Enforcement90B §8A081Vapors 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. text»127Vapors 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. text»
OUI Enforcement90B §8A082Vapors 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. text»128Vapors 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. text»
OUI Enforcement90B §8B083Vapors of Glue: Adds operating under the influence of fumes releasing toxic vapors to the concept of operating a vessel under the influence causing death. text»129Vapors of Glue: Adds operating under the influence of fumes releasing toxic vapors to the concept of operating a vessel under the influence causing death. text»
OUI Enforcement90B §26A084Vapors 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. text»130Vapors 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. text»
RMV90C §3085Creates a payment plan mechanism through the RMV to reduce license suspensions for late payment of fines. text»
Mandatory minimums94C §31086Adds fentanyl and named like substances and other synthetic opioids scheduled in federal Schedules I and II not otherwise classified to Class A. text»013Adds fentanyl, carfentanil, and acetyl fentanyl to the list of Class A drugs for which any material, compound, mixture of preparation containing any quantity of such a substance constitute a Class A drug under paragraph (c). text»
Mandatory minimums94C §31087Addresses synthetic cocaine in Class B. text»
Mandatory minimums94C §31088Removes acetyl fentanyl and fentanyl from Class B. text»014 text»
Mandatory minimums94C §32, 32A, 32B, and 32C089Repeals mandatory minimums for retail drug offenses. text»015, 16Repeals mandatory minimum for some retail drug offenses. text»
Mandatory minimums94C §32E090Removes mandatory minimums for low-level cocaine trafficking offenses. text»
Mandatory minimums94C §32E091Removes mandatory minimums for low-level cocaine trafficking offenses. text»
Mandatory minimums94C §32E092Adds fentanyl and like substances to the sentencing scheme for heroin trafficking. text»017Adds fentanyl or any derivative thereof to the sentencing scheme for heroin trafficking. text»
Mandatory minimums94C §32E093Adds fentanyl and like substances to the sentencing scheme for heroin trafficking. text»017Adds fentanyl or any derivative thereof to the sentencing scheme for heroin trafficking. text»
Mandatory minimums94C §32E094Adds fentanyl and like substances to the sentencing scheme for heroin trafficking. text»017Adds fentanyl or any derivative thereof to the sentencing scheme for heroin trafficking. text»
Mandatory minimums94C §32E095Adds fentanyl and like substances to the sentencing scheme for heroin trafficking. text»017Adds fentanyl or any derivative thereof to the sentencing scheme for heroin trafficking. text»
Mandatory minimums94C §32E096Repeals the existing sentencing scheme for fentanyl trafficking. text»018Replaces the existing sentencing scheme for fentanyl trafficking with a new scheme: trafficking more than 10 grams of fentanyl or any mixture containing fentanyl or a derivative thereof shall be punished by a mandatory minimum of 3 years but no more than 20 years. text»
Mandatory minimums94C §32E 019Creates a sentencing scheme for trafficking any amount of carfentanil, or any mixture containing carfentanil or thereof: a mandatory minimum of 3.5 years up to 20 years. text»
Mandatory minimums94C §32H097Updates Section 32H references in light of the repeals of mandatory minimum sentences in previous sections. text»
Mandatory minimums94C §32H098Updates Section 32H references in light of the repeals of mandatory minimum sentences in previous sections. text»
Mandatory minimums94C §32H099Updates Section 32H references in light of the repeals of mandatory minimum sentences in previous sections. text»
Raising the age94C §32H100Raises 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. text»
Raising the age94C §32H101Raises 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. text»
Mandatory minimums94C §32I102Repeals mandatory minimums for drug paraphernalia text»020Repeals mandatory minimum for drug paraphernalia text»
Mandatory minimums94C §32I103Repeals mandatory minimum fines for drug paraphernalia text»
Mandatory minimums94C §32I104Repeals mandatory minimum fines for drug paraphernalia text»
Mandatory minimums94C §32J105Repeals school zone mandatory minimums. text»
Raising the age94C §32M106Raises 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 marihuana text»
Raising the age94C §32M107Raises 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 marihuana text»
Mandatory minimums94C §32N108Drug trafficking knowingly resulting in death shall be punished as second degree murder. text»
Mandatory minimums94C §34109Repeals second offense heroin possession mandatory minimum. text»
CORI94C §34110Permits non-public departmental records of drug possession charges maintained by police and other law enforcement agencies to be sealed in cases of first offense text»
Decriminalization94C §34A111Prevents 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 release text»
Decriminalization94C §34A112Prevents 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 release text»
Decriminalization94C §35113Repeals the crime of being in the presence of heroin. text»
Raising the age94C §36114Raises the age of criminal majority to 19 in the context of protective custody of children found present where controlled substances are unlawfully kept or possessed text»
CORI94C §44115Permits 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 prossed text»
CORI94C §45116Repeals fingerprinting requirement now unnecessary in light of the bill's sections relating to fingerprint-based identification. text»
Criminal Penalties and Procedures94C §47117Creates asset forfeiture reporting requirements. text»
Financing94G §14118Directs funds from the marijuana regulation fund to the Municipal Police Training Fund. text»
Diversion111E §1119Drug Diversion: Expands the types of evaluators authorized to determine drug diversion eligibility programs. text»
Diversion111E §1120Drug Diversion: Defines "independent addiction specialist" for purposes of drug diversion. text»
Diversion111E §10121Drug 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 eligibility text»
Diversion111E §10122Drug 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 eligibility text»
Diversion111E §10123Drug Diversion: Expands drug diversion eligibility beyond first time offenders text»
Diversion111E §10124Drug Diversion: Allows diversion for dependent persons who distribute text»
Diversion111E §10123Drug Diversion: Expands drug diversion eligibility beyond first time offenders text»
Diversion111E §10125Drug 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. text»
Diversion111E §10126Drug 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. text»
Diversion111E §10124Drug Diversion: Allows diversion for dependent persons who distribute text»
Diversion111E §10122Drug 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 eligibility text»
Diversion111E §10122Drug 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 eligibility text»
Diversion111E §10122Drug 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 eligibility text»
Diversion111E §10122Drug 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 eligibility text»
Diversion111E §10127Drug Diversion: Technical correction. text»
Diversion111E §11128Drug 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 eligibility text»
Diversion111E §11129Drug 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 eligibility text»
Diversion111E §13A130Drug 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 eligibility text»
Diversion111E §13A130Drug 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 eligibility text»
Decriminalization119 §52131Defines "Civil Infraction," "court," and "delinquent child" in the juvenile context text»021Defines "Civil Infraction" in the juvenile context text»
Raising the age, Juvenile Justice119 §52131Raises 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" text»Raises the age of juvenile court jurisdiction at the lower age from 7 to 10 within the definition of "Delinquent child" and specifies that a violation of a municipal ordinance or by-law or first offense misdemeanor for which the punishment is a fine, imprisonment in a jail or house of correction for not more than 6 months, shall not lead to a designation as a "delinquent child."
Raising the Age119 §52132Raises the age of criminal majority to 19 within the definition of youthful offender text» text»
Raising the Age119 §54133Raises 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. text»023Raises the age of juvenile court jurisdiction in the context of juvenile court complaints at the lower end from 7 to 10. text»
CORI119 §54134Requires complaints submitted to the juvenile court to be accompanied by fingerprint-based identification. text»
Raising the Age119 §54135Raises the age of criminal majority to 19 in the context of youthful offender adjudications. text»
Raising the Age119 §54134Repeals the provision which provides for the issuance of summonses and warrants for children under the age of 12. text»
Diversion119 §54A136Juvenile Diversion: Makes diversion available for juveniles on terms similar to adults under c. 276A text»
Raising the Age119 §58137Raises the age of criminal majority to 19 in the context of requiring youthful offenders having to be separated from the general population of adult prisoners text»
Raising the Age119 §58138Raises the age of criminal majority to 19 in the context of requiring youthful offenders having to be separated from the general population of adult prisoners text»
Raising the Age119 §60A139Raises the age of criminal majority to 19 in the context of inspection of records in youthful offender and delinquency cases text»
Raising the Age119 §60A140Raises the age of criminal majority to 19 in the context of inspection of records in youthful offender and delinquency cases text»
Raising the Age119 §60A141Raises the age of criminal majority to 19 in the context of inspection of records in youthful offender and delinquency cases text»
Juvenile Justice119 §62142Repeals section allowing the court to order restitution against a child. text»
Raising the Age119 §63A143Raises the age of criminal majority to 19 in the context of knowingly and willfully aiding or abetting a child text»
Raising the Age119 §63A144Raises the age of criminal majority to 19 in the context of knowingly and willfully aiding or abetting a child text»
Raising the Age119 §65145Raises the age of criminal majority to 19 in the context of juvenile sessions text»
Raising the Age119 §66146Raises 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 correction text»
Raising the Age119 §67147Raises the age of juvenile court jurisdiction at the lower age from 7 to 12 in the context of notice of arrest of a child text»024Raises the age of juvenile court jurisdiction at the lower age from 7 to 10 in the context of notice of arrest of a child text»
Juvenile Justice119 §67147Rewrites the juvenile lockup statute and requires notice of arrest to DCF of children within its care and custody. text»
Raising the Age119 §67147Raises the age of criminal majority to 19 in the context of notice of arrest of a child text»
Raising the Age119 §68148Raises 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 trial text»025Raises the age of juvenile court jurisdiction at the lower age from 7 to 10 in the context of commitment of children held for examination or trial text»
Raising the Age119 §68149Raises the age of criminal majority to 19 in the context of commitment of children held for examination or trial text»
Bail reform119 §68150Updates the statute consistent with the elimination of cash bail for juveniles. text»
Raising the Age119 §68151Raises the age of criminal majority to 19 in the context of commitment of children held for examination or trial text»
Raising the Age119 §68A152Raises 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 study text»026Raises the age of juvenile court jurisdiction at the lower end from 7 to 10 in the context of court referral to DYS, any court clinic, or DMH for diagnostic study text»
Raising the Age119 §70153Raises 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 child text»
Raising the Age119 §72154Raises the age of criminal majority to 19 in the context of the continuance of juvenile court jurisdiction in juvenile sessions text»
Raising the Age119 §72155Raises the age of criminal majority to 19 in the context of the continuance of juvenile court jurisdiction in juvenile sessions text»
Raising the Age119 §72156Raises the age of criminal majority to 19 in the context of continuance of juvenile court jurisdiction in juvenile sessions text»
Raising the Age119 §72A157Raises 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 committed an offense or violation prior to reaching the age of criminal majority text»
Raising the Age119 §72B158Raises the age of criminal majority to 19 in the context of murder convictions text»
Raising the Age119 §72B159Raises the age of criminal majority to 19 in the context of murder convictions text»
Raising the Age119 §72B160Raises the age of criminal majority to 19 in the context of murder convictions text»
Raising the Age119 §74161Raises the age of criminal majority to 19 in the context of limitations on criminal proceedings against children text»
Raising the Age119 §74162Raises the age of criminal majority to 19 in the context of limitations on criminal proceedings against children text»
Raising the Age119 §74163Raises the age of criminal majority to 19 in the context of limitations on criminal proceedings against children text»
Raising the Age119 §84164Raises 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 services text»027Raises the age of juvenile court jurisdiction at the lower end from 7 to 10 in the context of warrants of commitment to department of youth services text»
Juvenile Justice, Diversion119 §86, 87165Prevents 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 text»147Prevents restraints from being used in juvenile court proceedings, unless the justice presiding makes specific findings on the record as to why they are necessary. text»
Juvenile Justice, Diversion119 §86, 87, 88 02886: Requires the Office of the Child Advocate to create and annually update an instrument to record data for juveniles' contacts with the juvenile justice system, which (the data) EOPSS, the Chief Justice of the Trial Court, EOHHS, and the AGO is charged with assembling. The data is only to be used for statistical or research purposes. Creates a juvenile justice policy and data commission. 87: Prevents DYS and DOC from placing in secure detention any juvenile who has been charged with or who has committed an offense that would not be criminal if committed by an adult, except those held in accordance with the interstate compact on juveniles, who has not been charged with any offense, or who has been alleged to be dependent, neglected, or abused. Prevents DYS and DOC from detaining such a juvenile or any juvenile alleged to be or found to be delinquent in which they have contact with adult inmates. 88: Allows a child against whom a complaint is brought under Chapter 119 to participate in a community-based restorative justice program. (Makes juveniles eligible for restorative justice.) text»
RMV119A §16166Prevents the Department of Revenue from suspending licenses for the non-payment of child support when the amount in question is less than $500 text»
Juvenile Justice120 §10B167Prevents the use of involuntary room confinement in the department of youth services as punishment text»
Raising the Age120 §15168Raises 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 women text»
Raising the Age120 §21169Raises 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 proceedings text»
125 §127Broadens the definition of "state prison" to extend beyond Cedar Junction to include any prison owned, operated, administered or subject to the control of DOC. 029Broadens the definition of "state prison" to extend beyond Cedar Junction to include any prison owned, operated, administered or subject to the control of DOC. text»
Data Collection126 §40 030Sets data recording requirements for the Houses of Correction. text»
Restrictive Housing127 §1170Provides definitions for "Disciplinary restrictive housing," and "Exigent circumstances" text»031Defines (and effectively creates) an "administrative and disciplinary segregation review board". Creates definitions for administrative segregation, disciplinary segregation, medical parole plan, segregation, serious mental illness, other terms. text»
Restrictive Housing127 §1171Defines "placement review" text»
Restrictive Housing127 §1172Defines "restrictive housing" text»031Defines (and effectively creates) an "administrative and disciplinary segregation review board". Creates definitions for administrative segregation, disciplinary segregation, medical parole plan, segregation, serious mental illness, other terms. text»
Programming and Services for Prisoners127 §1 143Defines "Behavioral health counseling" in the corrections context text»
Programming and Services for Prisoners127 §1 144Defines "Qualified addiction specialist" in the corrections context text»
Restrictive Housing127 §4173Repeals now defunct provisions on isolation and related reporting text»032Repeals now defunct provisions on isolation and related reporting text»
Programming and Services for Prisoners127 §16174Requires the examination of prisoners for drug dependency and whether opioid substation or medication assisted treatment is appropriate. text»
Programming and Services for Prisoners127 §16 145Requires anyone sentenced to 30 days or more to be screened for substance use disorder by an addiction specialist. Further requires that a determination of whether opioid substitution or medication assisted treatment are appropriate for inmates diagnosed with drug use disorder text»
CORI, Data127 §28 (Senate), 23 (House)175Requires 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 numbers text»Requires the officer in charge of a penal institution to record the probation central file number of each prisoner committed there.
Programming and Services for Prisoners127 §32A176Provides new rights for transgender prisoners. text»
Programming and Services for Prisoners127 §36C177Provides 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. text»
Programming and Services for Prisoners127 §36C 148Ensures that inmates remain entitled to in-person visitation at least 2 times a week, which can be supplemented with but not replaced by electronic communications. Correctional facilities may not charge inmates or their families above the operating cost for video visitation. text»
Restrictive Housing127 §Senate: 39, 39A, 39B, 39C, 39D, 39E, 39F; House: 39, 39A, 39B, 39C, 39D, 40, 40A, 40B, 40C, 40D, 41178Assures 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. text»034Restricts segregation to 15 days, prevents placement in segregation more than 6 times in a year or for more than 120 days in one year without approval of the administrative and disciplinary segregation review board. Requires segregation units to provide light, ventilation, and adequate sanitary facilities and states they may contain a minimum of furniture. Prevents the placement of a juvenile in disciplinary OR administrative segregation. Prevents the placement of pregnant inmates in segregation. Prevents the placement of someone with a permanent physical disability in disciplinary segregation absent approval by the review board. Requires access to regular meals, fully furnished cells, limited recreational facilities, rights of visitation and communication and other privileges as may be established by commissioner. Under the supervision of DMH, inmates in segregation shall be given periodic medical and psychiatric examinations. Requires mental health screening for serious mental illness/acute mental health contraindications prior to placement in segregation. Restricts segregation of those with serious mental illness to 15 days, absent exigent circumstances, and requires them to be placed in a secure treatment unit. Establishes a segregation oversight committee to gather information regarding the use of segregation. Creates data reporting requirements. Requires the committee to establish policies ensuring that an inmate with an anticipated release date of less than 120 days is not housed in segregation unless certain conditions are met. text»
Restrictive Housing127 §40, 41179Repeals now defunct provisions on confinement to isolation units text»034Repeals now defunct provisions on confinement to isolation units, outlines administrative segregation criteria, and establishes a segregation oversight committee. text»
Programming and Services for Prisoners127 §48180Requires 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. text»
Programming and Services for Prisoners127 §117B181Allows 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. text»
Extraordinary Medical Placement127 §119A (throug 119E in the context of the House bill)182Allows medical release of prisoners who are incapacitated and pose no public safety risk- with review by the commissioner text»035Allows medical parole of prisoners following approval by an independent medical parole board. text»
Fees and Fines127 §130183Eliminates fees charged for parole supervision text»
Raising the Age127 §133A184Raises the age of criminal majority to 19 in the context of parole eligibility text»
Juvenile Justice127 §133A185Provides that a prisoner serving a life sentence for an offense committed before reaching the age of criminal majority has the right to counsel at parole hearings and the right to funds for experts text»
Raising the Age127 §133C186Raises the age of criminal majority to 19 in the context of parole hearings in which family members cannot represent deceased victims text»
Fees and Fines127 §144187Triples the rate at which fines are worked off by incarceration from $30/day to $90/day text»036Triples the rate at which fines are worked off by incarceration from $30/day to $90/day text»
Fees and Fines127 §145188Establishes procedural protections for “Fine Time” text»037Establishes procedural protections for "Fine Time" text»
Definitions138 §1 038Defines "alcohol-related incapacitation" text»
Criminal Penalties and Procedures138 §34A (34E for House bill)189Provides 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. Refers to prosecutions under 34C. text»039Provides 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 or purchase if the evidence was gained as a result of seeking medical assistance. Refers to prosecutions under 34 and 34A. text»
CORI151B §4 040Makes it an unlawful employment practice of an employer to request or use information to exclude, limit, or discriminate against a person by reason of his or her failure to furnish such information regarding a conviction of a misdemeanor where the date of such conviction or completion of such incarceration occurred three (the legislation changes this from five) years prior. text»
CORI151B §4 041Makes it an unlawful employment practice for an employer to request or use information to exclude, limit, or discriminate against a person by reason of his or her failure to furnish such information regarding a criminal record or anything related that has been sealed or expunged. text»
Fees and Fines209A §10190Allows 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 dependents text»042Allows 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 the person's immediate family or dependents text»
CORI211B §22191Requires 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 record text»
Fees and Fines211D §2A192Ensures that no juvenile is assessed an indigency counsel fee. text»
Fees and Fines211D §2A196Eliminates indigency counsel fee after phase-out. text»
Fees and Fines211D §2A193Reduces indigency counsel fee to $100 as part of phase-out. text»
Fees and Fines211D §2A194Reduces indigency counsel fee to $50 as part of phase-out. text»
Fees and Fines211D §2A195Provides that no person determined to be indigent will be assessed a counsel fee text»
CORI212 §7197Requires fingerprint-based ID to accompany complaints and indictments. text»
Mandatory Minimums218 §26198Establishes 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 duty text»110Establishes 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 duty text»
Criminal penalties and procedures218 §26200Clarifies that the District Court and Boston Municipal Court have original jurisdiction concurrent with the Superior Court over witness intimidation. text»
Criminal penalties and procedures218 §26199Clarifies that the District Court and Boston Municipal Court have original jurisdiction concurrent with the Superior Court over conspiracy and solicitation to commit a felony. text»
CORI218 §32A201An application for a criminal complaint need be accompanied by fingerprint-based identification. text»
Juvenile Justice233 §20202Prohibits parents and children from testifying against each other. text»
Raising the Age250 §13203Raises the age of criminal majority to 19. text»
Garden of Peace258B §4204Adds 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. text»
Fees and Fines258B §8205Standardizes 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. text»043Standardizes when court assessments may be waived: substantial financial hardship upon the person against whom the assessment is imposed or upon the person’s immediate family or dependents. text»
Victim Compensation258C §2206Excludes victims under the age of criminal majority from the 5 day reporting deadline text»
Victim Compensation258C §2207Provides 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. text»Provides 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.
Victim Compensation258C §2208Provides 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. text»133Provides 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. text»
Juvenile Justice258C §2 150Exempts juveniles from having to abide by 5 day reporting limit of paying back damages. text»
Wrongful conviction258D §1209Amends the procedures available for a person who is wrongfully convicted to seek compensation from the Commonwealth text»
Wrongful conviction258D §1210Permits preliminary relief and services if there is a substantial likelihood that a person will succeed text»
Wrongful conviction258D §3211Ensures that claimants receive expedited discovery and a speedy trial text»
Wrongful conviction258D §5212Permits the court to require, as part of its judgment, that the commonwealth provide reasonable and necessary services to the claimant text»
Wrongful conviction258D §5213Increases the current $500,000 cap for those seeking compensation for wrongful convictions to $2,000,000 text»
Wrongful conviction258D §5214Requires the court to enter a preliminary order that the commonwealth provide reasonable and necessary services to the claimant text»
Wrongful conviction258D §6215Provides that a prevailing claimant shall have the right to an award of the costs of litigation and attorney's fees text»
Wrongful conviction258D §7216Provides that a settlement agreement include a stipulation or agreement to an expungement or sealing order to be entered by the court text»
Wrongful conviction258D §8217Increases the statute of limitations from 3 years to 2 years text»
Wrongful conviction258D §9218Amends the procedures available for a person who is wrongfully convicted to seek compensation from the Commonwealth text»
Raising the Age258E §2219Raises the age of criminal majority to 19. text»
CORI263 §1A220Requires fingerprinting upon arrest text»
Criminal penalties and procedures263A §1221Expands the definition of critical witness. text»043AExpands the definition of critical witness text»
Raising the Age265 §2222Raises the age of criminal majority to 19 in context of juvenile murder text»
Criminal penalties and procedures265 §13223Sets penalties for corporate manslaughter of at least $250,000 text»044Sets penalties for corporate manslaughter of not more than $250,000 text»
Juvenile Justice265 §13B224Prevents prosecutions of statutory rape against children who are close in age. text»
Criminal Penalties and Procedures265 §13D225Provides 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. text»111Provides 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. text»
Raising the Age265 §15A226Raises 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. text»
Raising the Age265 §15A227Raises 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. text»
Raising the Age265 §15B228Raises 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. text»
Raising the Age265 §18229Raises 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. text»
Raising the Age265 §18B230Raises the age of criminal majority to 19 in the context of use of firearms while committing a felony. text»
Raising the Age265 §19231Raises the age of criminal majority to 19 in the context of robbery by an unarmed person on a person over the age of 60. text»
Juvenile Justice265 §23232Prevents prosecutions of statutory rape against children who are close in age. text»
Raising the Age265 §43233Raising the age of criminal majority to 19 in the context of stalking. text»
Fees and Fines265 §47234Standardizes 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. text»045Standardizes when GPS fees for sex offenders may be waived: substantial hardship to the offender or the person's immediate family or the person's dependents. text»
Fees and Fines265 §54 045BRequires fines collected as punishment for enticement of child under age 18 to engage in prostitution, human trafficking or commercial sexual activity to be directed to the state treasurer's office for deposit into the Victims of Human Trafficking Trust Fund text»
265 §57 045CAllows for it to be an affirmative defense to the charge of resorting to restaurants or taverns for immoral purpose that someone was a human trafficking victim under coercion text»
Criminal Penalties and Procedures265 §59235Allows for vacatur for human trafficking victims. text»045D, 45E, 45F45D. Allows for vacatur for human trafficking victims. 45E. Sets strict liability for drug distribution resulting in death with a mandatory minimum of 5 years and a maximum of life imprisonment, subject to 45E of the bill not taking effect, pursuant to 45F, until a study is conducted and legislation filed and enacted pursuant to Part 2, Chap. 1, Sec. 1, Art. II of the Constitution. text»
Fees and Fines266 §27A 046Allows for modification of an order of restitution for intentionally defrauding an insurer by removing or concealing a motor vehicle or trailer based on the order causing a substantial financial hardship to the defendant or the defendant's immediate family or the defendant's dependents text»
RMV266 §28 047Allows that a conviction or adjudication for malicious damage to a motor vehicle or trailer shall not result in loss of license. text»
Fees and Fines266 §29 048Allows for modification of an order of restitution for stealing a motor vehicle based on the order causing a substantial financial hardship to the defendant or the defendant's immediate family or the defendant's dependents text»
Felony Larceny266 §30236Raises the threshold for felony larceny to $1,500 from $250. text»049Raises the threshold for felony larceny to $750 from $1,000. text»
Felony Larceny266 §30237Omits language relating to common carriers in the context of larceny. text»050Omits language relating to common carriers in the context of larceny. text»
Felony Larceny266 §30238Allows for probable-cause-based arrests without a warrant for larceny involving property over $250. text»
Felony Larceny266 §30A239Raises the shoplifting threshold to $250. text»
Felony Larceny266 §37A240Updates the definition of credit card in the context of misuse/fraud of credit cards text»
Felony Larceny266 §37B241Raises the threshold for felony credit card misuse to $1,500 from $250. text»051Raises the threshold for felony credit card misuse to $1,000 text»
Felony Larceny266 §37B242Increases fine penalty for credit card misuse/fraud text»052Increases fine penalty for credit card misuse/fraud text»
Felony Larceny266 §37B243Allows for probable-cause-based arrests without a warrant for credit card misuse involving property over $250. text»
Felony Larceny266 §37C244Raises the threshold for felony credit card fraud to $1,500 from $250. text»053Increases the threshold for felony credit card fraud to $1,000 from $250. text»
Felony Larceny266 §37C245Increases fine penalty for credit card misuse/fraud from $2000 to $5000 text»054Increases fine penalty for credit card misuse/fraud from $2000 to $8000 text»
Felony Larceny266 §37C246Allows for probable-cause-based arrests without a warrant for credit card fraud involving property over $250. text»
Criminal Penalties and Procedures266 §37E247Creates 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. text»118Creates 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. text»
Felony Larceny266 §60248Raises the dollar threshold for felony receipt of stolen property from $250 to $1500. text»055Raises the dollar threshold for felony receipt of stolen property from $250 to $1000. text»
Felony Larceny266 §60249Raises 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. text»056Raises 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 $3000. text»
Felony Larceny266 §60250Allows for probable-cause-based arrests without a warrant for receipt of stolen property over $250 (here, receipt of stolen property). text»
Criminal Penalties and Procedures266 §108 057Allows the court to waive a restitution order for destruction of a ship or vessel with intent to defraud the owner or insurer if the defendant is indigent or if it would cause a substantial financial hardship to the defendant, the defendant's immediate family or the defendant's dependents text»
Criminal Penalties and Procedures266 §108 058Permits the court to grant remission from any payment of restitution or modify payment of restitution if it would cause a substantial financial hardship to the defendant, the defendant's immediate family or the defendant's dependents text»
266 §111B 059Permits the court to grant remission from any payment of restitution or modify payment of restitution for fraudulent motor vehicle insurance claims if it would cause a substantial financial hardship to the defendant, the defendant's immediate family or the defendant's dependents text»
RMV266 §126A251Removes the penalty of license suspension from the offense of vandalism. text»060Removes the penalty of license suspension from the offense of vandalism. text»
RMV266 §126B252Removes the penalty of license suspension from the offense of tagging (graffiti). text»061Removes the penalty of license suspension from the offense of tagging (graffiti). text»
Felony Larceny266 §127253Raises the dollar threshold for felony malicious destruction of property from $250 to $1500 text»062Raises the dollar threshold for felony malicious destruction of property from $250 to $750. text»
Felony Larceny266 §127253Raises the dollar threshold for felony malicious destruction of property from $250 to $1500 154Raises the felony threshold for malicious destruction of property from property valued over $250 to damage valued over $1,000; changes the fine calculating factor from $3000 or three times the value of the property to $3000 or three times the value of the damage caused to the property. Strikes the same section amended under section 62 of this bill text»
Criminal penalties and procedures268 §34A 116Adds providing a false address, date of birth, home address, mailing address, phone number, or other information at arrest to the crime of furnishing false name or Social Security number to law enforcement text»
Criminal penalties and procedures268 §13B254Expands the scope of what constitutes witness intimidation text»045A, 63BExpands the scope of what constitutes witness intimidation. text»
Criminal Penalties and Procedures268 §21B255Provides 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. text»
Raising the Age269 §10256Raises the age of criminal majority to 19 in the context of carrying dangerous weapons. text»
Raising the Age269 §10257Raises the age of criminal majority to 19 in the context of carrying dangerous weapons. text»
Raising the Age269 §10258Raises the age of criminal majority to 19 in the context of carrying dangerous weapons. text»
Raising the Age269 §10E259Raises the age of criminal majority to 19 in the context of firearms sales. text»
Raising the Age269 §10E260Raises the age of criminal majority to 19 in the context of firearms sales. text»
Raising the Age269 §10F261Raises the age of criminal majority to 19 in the context of sale of large capacity weapons text»
Raising the Age269 §10F262Raises the age of criminal majority to 19 in the context of sale of large capacity weapons text»
Raising the Age269 §10F263Raises the age of criminal majority to 19 in the context of sale of large capacity weapons text»
Raising the Age269 §10G264Raising the age of criminal majority to 19 in the context of carrying dangerous weapon having been previously convicted of violent crimes or serious drug offenses text»
Criminal Penalties and Procedures269 §10H265Vapors 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 vapors text»131Vapors 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 vapors text»
Fees and Fines269 §14B 063Requires the court to consider a defendant’s present and future ability to pay restitution for any such costs, damages or loss due to the willful and malicious communication of false information to 911 response services; Permits the court to waive restitution or modify the payment of restitution if it would cause a substantial financial hardship to the defendant or the defendant’s immediate family or the defendant’s dependents text»
Criminal Penalties and Procedures269 §14B 134Provides that any person who makes or causes 3 or more non-emergency 911 calls shall be punished by a fine of not more than $250. Whoever commits a subsequent violation shall be punished by a fine of at least $500 text»
Juvenile Justice272 §4266Repeals statute decriminalizing inducing person "of chaste life" to have sexual intercourse. text»
Juvenile Justice272 §40267Decriminalizes disturbing a school assembly. text»
Juvenile Justice272 §53268Decriminalizes first offense disorderly for juveniles. text»
Financing272 §107 063A text»
Criminal penalties and procedures274 §6269Redefines the crime of attempt. text»
Criminal penalties and procedures274 §6A270Redefines the crime of attempt. text»
Criminal penalties and procedures274 §8271Establishes the crime of solicitation of a felony and provides that said crime shall not be punishable by imprisonment for life. text»064Establishes the crime of solicitation of a felony text»
Criminal Penalties and Procedures275 §2272Permits for electronic signatures on warrants and application for criminal complaints. text»
Criminal Penalties and Procedures276 §2A273Permits for electronic signatures on warrants and application for criminal complaints. text»
Criminal Penalties and Procedures276 §2B274Permits for electronic signatures on warrants and application for criminal complaints. text»
Criminal Penalties and Procedures276 §2B275Permits for electronic signatures on warrants and application for criminal complaints. text»
Criminal Penalties and Procedures276 §22276Permits for electronic signatures on warrants and application for criminal complaints. text»
Fees and Fines276 §30277Standardizes 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 dependents text»065Permits the court to waive an assessment if it would cause a substantial financial hardship to the person, the person's immediate family or the person's dependents (Recall of default warrant; arrest) text»
Fees and Fines276 §30278Standardizes 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 dependents text»066Permits the court to waive an assessment if it would cause a substantial financial hardship to the person, the person's immediate family or the person's dependents (Recall of default warrant; arrest) text»
Fees and Fines276 §31 067Permits the court to waive an assessment if it would cause a substantial financial hardship to the person, the person's immediate family or the person's dependents (Default warrants due to failure to pay fees or fines) text»
Bail reform276 §42A279Simplifies 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 abuse text»
Bail reform276 §57, 58, 59280Rewrites the bail statute 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 risk assessment into the bail process. text»068, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73Amends the existing bail statute in light of SJC opinion on bail to include if a person poses a danger to others and a person’s financial resources as considerations when determining release on recognizance. Requires recorded findings of fact and reasoning as to why neither alternative nonfinancial conditions nor a bail amount that the person can afford will reasonably assure his or her appearance before the court if bail is set at an amount likely to result in a person’s long-term pretrial detention. text»
Bail reform276 §58A 074AAllows for dangerousness hearing for charge of a third or subsequent OUI (part of S2200 rewrite of bail statute). text»
Bail reform276 §61A281Repeals the statute governing disposition or encumbrance of real estate of bail or surety. text»
Bail reform276 §61B282Prohibits a person from being compensated for proposing to become bail or surety. text»
Bail reform276 §79283Repeals the statute governing personal recognizance and deposit instead of sureties for release from custody. text»
Raising the Age276 §87284Raises the age of criminal majority to 19 in the context of probation supervision. text»
Raising the Age276 §87285Raises the age of criminal majority to 19 in the context of probation supervision. text»
Decriminalization276 §87A286Prohibits probation violations on the basis of using properly prescribed medications. text»
Fees and Fines276 §87A 074Provides that a court shall waive probation fees for a person’s first 6 months of probation after release if it determines, after a hearing, that said fees would constitute a substantial financial hardship to the person, the person’s immediate family or dependents. No later than 6 months after the waiver, and every 6 months thereafter, the chief probation officer or the officer’s designee shall conduct a further reassessment of the financial circumstances of said person to ensure that the person continues to meet the definition of substantial financial hardship. text»
Fees and Fines276 §87A287Standardizes when probation fees may be waived: if they constitute a substantial financial hardship to the person or the person’s family text»075, 76Permits probation fees to be waived if it would cause a substantial financial hardship to the person, the person's immediate family or the person's dependents text»
Fees and Fines276 §87A 077, 78Technical change clarifying that every person placed on administrative supervised probation shall pay the $5 administrative victims services surcharge once each month during such time as said person remains on administrative supervised probation. text»
Fees and Fines276 §87A288Standardizes when probation fees may be waived: if they constitute a substantial financial hardship to the person or the person’s family text»079Permits probation fees to be waived if it would cause a substantial financial hardship to the person, the person's immediate family or the person's dependents text»
Raising the Age276 §89A289Raises the age of criminal majority to 19 in the context of the appointment of counsellors to juveniles. text»
Criminal Penalties and Procedures276 §89B290Provides that probation may designate officers to exclusively supervise those between 19 to 26 years old. text»
Fees and Fines276 §92291Provides for the collection of restitution through civil enforcement of civil judgments. See H4043 approach in Section 80. text»
Fees and Fines276 §92A 080Permits the court to grant remission from any payment of restitution or modify the payment of restitution if it would cause a substantial financial hardship to the defendant, the defendant's immediate family or the defendant's dependents text»
Bail Reform 080AEstablishes a bail reform commission. text»
CORI276 §100A292Allows for the sealing of misdemeanor cases after 3 (rather than 5) years have expired. text»081Allows for the sealing of misdemeanor cases after 3 (rather than 5) years have expired. text»
CORI276 §100A293Allows for the sealing of felony offenses after 7 (rather than 10) years have expired. text»082Allows for the sealing of felony offenses after 7 (rather than 10) years have expired. text»
CORI276 §100A294Allows for the sealing of convictions for resisting arrest. text»083Allows for the sealing of convictions for resisting arrest. text»
CORI276 §100A295Clarifies that sealed records shall not be used to screen applicants for employment, housing or an occupational or professional license and in these contexts applicants may answer "no record." text»084Provides that sealed records shall not be used to screen applicants for an occupational or professional license unless a county, municipal or state agency has conducted an adjudicatory proceeding and has entered written findings as to the basis of its denial. Permits a denied applicant to appeal said denial. Further provides that sealed records shall not be used to screen applicants for employment or housing. text»
CORI276 §100A296Clarifies that sealed records shall not be used to screen applicants for employment, housing or an occupational or professional license and in these contexts applicants may answer "no record." text»
CORI276 §100A297Clarifies that sealed records shall not be used to screen applicants for employment, housing or an occupational or professional license and in these contexts applicants may answer "no record." text»
CORI276 §100A298Clarifies that sealed records shall not be used to screen applicants for employment, housing or an occupational or professional license and in these contexts applicants may answer "no record." text»
CORI276 §100B299Allows for the sealing of juvenile records after 1 year. text»
CORI276 §100C300Clarifies that sealed records shall not be used to screen applicants for employment, housing or an occupational or professional license - and in these contexts applicants may answer "no record." text»085Clarifies that sealed records shall not be used to screen applicants for employment, housing or an occupational license- and in these contexts applicants may answer "no record." text»
CORI276 §100C301Clarifies that sealed records shall not be used to screen applicants for employment, housing or an occupational or professional license - and in these contexts applicants may answer "no record." text»086Clarifies that sealed records shall not be used to screen applicants for employment, housing or an occupational license - and in these contexts applicants may answer "no record." text»
CORI276 §100D302Raises the age of criminal majority to 19 in the context of CORI access. text»
CORI276 §100E-100U303Defines 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. text»087Establishes a definition for expungement, allows for expungement of certain juvenile and criminal records for young adults (18-21), and permits the court to expunge records in cases where there was fraud upon the court or where the offense is no longer a crime. Creates a presumption of no notice or ability to know for employers and landlords. text»
CORI276 §104304Allows 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 Index text»
Diversion276A §1305Removes the requirement that diversion programs be certified by Probation. text»087ARemoves the requirement that diversion programs be certified by Probation. text»
Diversion / Raising the Age276A §2307Raises the age of criminal majority to 19 for purposes of jurisdiction relating to diversion. text»
Diversion276A §2306Expands diversion availability to defendants above the age of 22 text»088Expands diversion availability to defendants above the age of 22 text»
Diversion276A §4308Establishes which offense makes a defendant ineligible for diversion. text»
Diversion276A §5309Allows victims to make a recommendation relative to the diversion of the defendant. text»
Diversion276A §42956310Repeals the sections requiring Probation to certify diversion programs by way of an Advisory Board. text»088ARepeals the sections requiring Probation to certify diversion programs by way of an Advisory Board. text»
Diversion276A §12311Clarifies that nothing in Chapter 276A or s76Bshall limit the ability of District Attorneys or police departments to divert offenders. text»
Diversion276B §312Provides standards and establishes an advisory board to oversee restorative justice programs. text»089Provides standards and establishes an advisory board to oversee restorative justice programs. text»
Juvenile Justice277 §70C313Allows low-level offenses committed by juveniles to be treated as civil infractions. text»090Allows low-level offenses committed by juveniles to be treated as civil infractions. text»
Diversion277 §70C314Clarifies which offenses may be treated as civil infractions at the discretion of the court, as well as which will be ineligible for diversion. text»090Removes Chapter 119 from the list of offense ineligible for treatment as civil infractions. text»
Diversion277 §70C315Clarifies which offenses may be treated as civil infractions at the discretion of the court, as well as which will be ineligible for diversion. text»
Fees and Fines279 §1316Requires the court to provide notice of consequences of non-payment when the court sentences a person to pay a fine. text»091Requires the court to provide notice of consequences of non-payment when the court sentences a person to pay a fine and permits a person to address the court if the person alleges it would cause a substantial financial hardship to the person, the person's immediate family or the person's dependents text»
Diversion279 §6B317Requires the court to make written findings as to necessity before sentencing a primary caregiver to incarceration. text»
Raising the Age279 §24318Raises the age of criminal majority to 19 in the context of determination of sentence for murder in the first degree text»
CORI279 §35319Requires the court to transmit fingerprint-based identification with the mittimus to a correctional institution text»
CORI279 §35320Requires the court to transmit fingerprint-based identification with the mittimus to a correctional institution text»
Fees and Fines280 §6A321Standardizes when the court may waive fee in the context of levying a special cost assessment text»092Permits the court to waive an assessment if it would cause a substantial financial hardship to the person, the person's immediate family or the person's dependents text»
Raising the Age280 §6B322Raises the age of criminal majority to 19 in the context of criminal assessments. text»
Fees and Fines280 §6B 093Permits the court to waive a criminal assessment if it would cause a substantial financial hardship to the person, the person's immediate family or the person's dependents text»
Fees and FinesChapter 26 of the acts of 2003 §368 094, 95Permits parole supervision fees to be waived for the first 6 months of parole if such payment would constitute a substantial financial hardship to a person or a person’s immediate family or the person’s dependents text»
Fees and Fines323Eliminates parole fees. text»
OUI Enforcement122 §19324Ignition Interlock Device: Permits a reduction of ignition interlock costs for offenders faced with a substantial financial hardship text»
OUI Enforcement122 §19325Ignition Interlock Device: Requires the registrar of motor vehicles to promulgate regulations that ensure the compliance of ignition interlock device servicing and monitoring entities text»
OUI Enforcement122 §19326Ignition Interlock Device: Permits a reduction of ignition interlock costs for offenders faced with a substantial financial hardship text»
OUI Enforcement122 §19327Ignition 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 suspension text»
OUI Enforcement122 §19328Ignition 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 test text»
Extraordinary Medical Placement329Requires 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. text»
Programming and Services for Prisoners330Establishes a pilot program within select state prisons and HOCs to evaluate inmate access to appropriate treatment for opioid addiction text»146Establishes a pilot program to provide medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction in correctional facilities. Requires participating facilities to provide such treatment to any inmate deemed eligible during their physical examination and to any inmate who was receiving treatment preceding their incarceration. Sets annual reporting guidelines for participating facilities and DOC. Sets yearly benchmarks for the percentage of facilities participating in the pilot program, with all facilities participating by the fourth year. text»
Elder Affairs331Requires 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. text»112Requires the Secretaries of elder affairs and Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, in consultation with the Attorney General, Massachusetts AARP and other elder advocates to produce a report on elder protection laws in the Commonwealth to the General Court no later than 7/31/2018. text»
Restrictive housing332Requires 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. text»
Juvenile Justice333Establishes a juvenile justice data task force. text»
CORI334Establishes a task force to examine how to handle fingerprint-based ID when a case proceeds but there is no underlying arrest. text»
Raising the Age335Establishes a task force to examine raising the age of criminal majority past the age of 19. text»
Mandatory Minimums336Creates 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. text»
Programming and Services for Prisoners337Establishes a special commission to study the prevention of suicide among prisoners and correction officers in Massachusetts correctional facilities text»142Establishes a special commission to study the prevention of suicide among correction officers in Massachusetts correctional facilities. text»
Diversion338Creates 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 treatment text»
Programming and Services for Prisoners339Creates a special commission to study the health and safety of LGBTQI prisoners to evaluate current access to appropriate healthcare services and health outcomes text»
Criminal Penalties and Procedures340Establishes a special commission to review the qualifications and scope of practice of qualified examiners in the context of treatment and care of sexually dangerous persons text»
Fees and Fines 096Establishes a special commission to study the ability of defendants to pay fees and fines text»
Criminal Penalties and Procedures 097Establishes a special commission to investigate and study the operation and management of the MA state police crime lab text»
Criminal Penalties and Procedures 097AEstablishes a special commission on investigating forensic analysis in state and municipal laboratories text»
RMV341Prevents, in most instances, juvenile records from being shared with the RMV. text»
CORI263 §1A342Permits 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 resources text»
Mandatory minimums343Permits 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 sentence text»
Diversion 098Provides that all appointments to the newly created restorative justice committee be made no later than October 1, 2018 and the first meeting of the advisory committee be held no later than December 1, 2018 text»
099Provides that all appointments to the juvenile justice policy and data commission shall be made not less than 90 days after the enactment of this legislation. text»
344Sets July 1, 2018 as the effective date for most reforms of restrictive housing (solitary confinement). text»100Requires that all quarterly reports submitted to the segregation oversight committee be filed beginning July 1, 2019 text»
DNA Database 101 text»
DNA Database 102Sets 6 months after the effective date of this act as the effective date for the DNA Database provision (section 7) text»
103Provides that sections 13, 14, 15, 16, and 20 (mandatory minimum) shall apply to convictions occurring on or after the effective date of this act text»
345Sets 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. text»
346Sets January 1, 2019 as the effective date for raising the age of criminal majority to 19. text»104Sets 6 months after this act's effective date as the effective date for establishing the newly created expungement process text»
DNA Database 105, 106Repeals section 101, which establishes the penalty for not providing a required DNA sample, six months after the effective date of this act text»
347Sets July 1, 2019 as the effective date for standardizing fingerprint-based identification in the criminal justice system. text»
348Sets September 1, 2018 as the effective date for allowing the opportunity for RMV payment plans. text»
351Sets July 1, 2020 as the effective date for eliminating the indigency counsel fee in its entirety. text»
349Sets July 1, 2018 as the effective date for reducing the indigency counsel fee to $100. text»
350Sets July 1, 2019 as the effective date for reducing the indigency counsel fee to $50. text»
352Effective date section apparently misidentified text»
Justice-Involved Women 107Creates a policy review panel, which will review the impact of this act and other criminal statutes on women in the Commonwealth and report annually to the General Court, making recommendations for improvements related to gender responsiveness and trauma-informed approaches to the needs of justice-involved women. text»
Criminal Penalties and Procedures 108Provides that any person convicted for trafficking heroin and fentanyl that results in the death of the user be subject to manslaughter charges text»
Criminal Penalties and Procedures 109Provides that the section providing manslaughter charges for trafficking heroin and fentanyl that results in the death of the user not take effect until the executive office for administration and finance, in conjunction with the executive office of public safety and security, completes a study of the legislation’s impact on public safety and its impact on the economy text»
113Creates a commission to study the statutory authority, operations, and training of constables. text»
Programming and Services for Prisoners 135Requires the department of correction, in consultation with the department of telecommunications and cable, to study and report on the cost of local and long distance telephone service provided to prisoners on or before July 1, 2018. text»
Sexual Assault Victim Assistance6A §18W 136Creates a statewide sexual assault evidence kit tracking system under EOPSS with the support of law enforcement, hospitals and other relevant agencies. text»
Sexual Assault Victim Assistance 139Requires all previously unsubmitted sexual assault evidence kits be submitted law enforcement within 180 days of the enactment of this act. All previously unsubmitted sexual assault evidence kits, including those past the state of limitations, shall be tested within180 days of receipt from local law enforcement. Further requires non-investigatory kits to be safely stored by a governmental entity in a manner that preserves evidence for 50 years or the statute of limitations (whichever is longer). text»
Sexual Assault Victim Assistance 140Requires EOPPS to ensure that evidence-based survivor-focused policies and procedures concerning contact with sexual assault victims and notification concerning sexual assault evidence kits are adopted by law enforcement statewide text»
Sexual Assault Victim Assistance 141Requires that the sexual assault evidence tracking system task force established under section 136 of this act consider available funding opportunities for grant programs and investigate opportunities to utilize software from other jurisdictions text»
CORI 149Sets 6 months after the effective date of this act as the effective date for the sealing provisions provided under sections 40 and 41 text»
CORI 152Sets 6 months after the effective date of this act as the effective date for the sections that define expungement and clarify that sealed records shall not be used to screen applicants for employment, housing, or licensure. text»
CORI 153Sets 6 months after the effective date of this act as the effective date for the sections that allow for the sealing of misdemeanors after 3 years have expired, sealing of felony offenses after 7 years have expired, as well as the sections that clarify that sealed records shall not be used to screen applicants for employment, housing, or licensure. text»

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