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Legislation for the 2015/2016 Legislative Session

Criminal Justice and Drug Law Reform   H1559: An Act to promote public safety by improving the parole process H1559 is designed to make the parole process more predictable and transparent. The bill establishes a rebuttable presumption that prisoners should

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An Act Strengthening the Enforcement of Certain Dog Laws

H1866, S1085: An Act Strengthening the Enforcement of Certain Dog Laws (filed in the Senate as S1085 by Senator Jehlen) This bill strengthens enforcement of certain provisions of the state’s animal control laws by empowering special police officers of the

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An Act to Ensure Continued Humane Animal Care and Support Family Farms in Massachusetts

HD 1371: An Act to Ensure Continued Humane Animal Care and Support Family Farms in Massachusetts (filed in the Senate as SD 466 by Senator Lewis) This bill prohibits the confinement of farm animals in a manner that does not

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An Act Protecting Abandoned Animals in Vacant Properties

H1865: An Act Protecting Abandoned Animals in Vacant Properties (filed in the Senate as S1072 by Senator Eldridge) This bill requires owners of rented or foreclosed properties to check them for abandoned animals within 3 days after being vacated and

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