Massachusetts Legislation



Listed below is legislation currently under discussion.


An Act relative to juveniles accused of sex offenses

By Mr. Brownsberger, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 859) of William N. Brownsberger for legislation relative to juveniles accused of sex offenses. The Judiciary.


An Act relative to level-three sex offender residency restrictions

By Mr. O’Connor, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1003) of Patrick M. O’Connor and Donald F. Humason, Jr. for legislation relative to level-three sex offender residency restrictions. The Judiciary.


An Act establishing a special commission relative to the uniformity of sex offender residency restrictions in the Commonwealth

Petition of: Senator Patrick O’Connor (Plymouth and Norfolk)


An act concerning GPS devices to be worn by certain sex offender probationers and parolees

By Mr. Brownsberger, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1375) of William N. Brownsberger, Patricia D. Jehlen, Carlos Gonzalez, Elizabeth A. Malia and others for legislation relative to GPS devices to be worn by certain sex offender probationers and parolees . Public Safety and Homeland Security.


An Act relative to oversight of the sex offender registry board

By Mr. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1438) of Michael O. Moore, Patrick M. O’Connor and Hannah Kane for legislation relative to oversight of the sex offender registry board . Public Safety and Homeland Security.


An Act relative to child predators

The Governor recommending legislation to protect children from serial rapists. Joint Committee on the Judiciary.


An Act clarifying consent laws for adolescents

By Messrs. Lewis of Framingham and Vega of Holyoke, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1493) of Jack Patrick Lewis, Aaron Vega and others relative to the penalties for violations of age of consent laws for adolescents. The Judiciary.


An Act relative to conducting a study on sexual offender recidivism

By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3348) of Kay Khan and others relative to conducting a study on sexual offender recidivism. The Judiciary.


An Act relative to the safety of children in camps

By Mr. Whelan of Brewster, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3476) of Timothy R. Whelan and others for legislation to prohibit sex offenders from employment or volunteer status at camps for children. The Judiciary.



Listed below is legislation supported by SOPRI but did not pass in the 2018 Legislature.

 

An Act Relative to Consensual Adolescent Sexual Activity

Petition of: Paul R. Heroux (2nd Bristol), Kay Khan (11th Middlesex), and Denise Provost (27th Middlesex)

An Act Relative to Juveniles Accused of Sexual Offenses

Petition of: Paul R. Heroux (2nd Bristol), Kay Khan (11th Middlesex), and Denise Provost (27th Middlesex)

An Act Relative to Kidnapping as a Sexual Offense

Petition of: Paul R. Heroux (2nd Bristol), Kay Khan (11th Middlesex), and Denise Provost (27th Middlesex)

An Act Relative to Data Collection by the Sex Offender Registry Board

Petition of: Paul R. Heroux (2nd Bristol), Kay Khan (11th Middlesex), James R. Miceli (19th Middlesex) and Denise Provost (27th Middlesex)

An Act Relative to Conducting Study on Sexual Recidivism

Petition of: Paul R. Heroux (2nd Bristol), Kay Khan (11th Middlesex), and Denise Provost (27th Middlesex)

An Act removing youthful offenders and juveniles from the definition of sex offender

Petition of: Paul R. Heroux (2nd Bristol), Leonard Mirra (2nd Essex), and Mary S. Keefe (15th Worcester)

 

Juveniles on the Sex Offender Registry

Representative Paul Heroux’s briefing for the Massachusetts Legislature, May 11, 2017