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Protective Custody Update I

SECTION 66.   Section 3 of chapter 111B of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 16 and 17, the words "intoxicated persons or alcoholics" and inserting in place thereof the following words:- incapacitated persons or an acute-care hospital or satellite emergency facility as defined in section 51 1/2 of chapter 111.
 

Veto Explanation:
I am vetoing this section because I believe that creating authority for police officers to place in protective custody persons who are incapacitated due to controlled substances or toxic vapors can be done more effectively in the form I have proposed in an amended section 73.