SENATE, No. 905

By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 905) of Cynthia S. Creem and James E. Timilty for legislation relative to archaic crimes. The Judiciary.
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The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

In the Year Two Thousand and Seven.


AN ACT relative to archaic crimes

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

SECTION 1. Section 14 of chapter 272 of the General Laws is hereby repealed.

SECTION 2.† Section 18 of chapter 272 of the General Laws is hereby repealed.

SECTION 3.† Section 20 of chapter 272 of the General Laws is hereby repealed.

SECTION 4.† Section 21 of chapter 272 of the General Laws is hereby repealed.

SECTION 5.† Section 21A of chapter 272 of the General Laws is hereby repealed.

SECTION 6.† Said chapter 272 is hereby further amended by striking out section 34, as appearing in the 2004 Official Edition, and inserting in place thereof the following section:-

Section 34.† Whoever commits a sexual act on an animal, uses an object to sexually abuse an animal, or knowingly permits a sexual act with an animal on any premises under such personís control, shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for not more than 20 years or in a house of correction for not more than 2 Ĺ years, and by a fine of not more than $5,000.††

SECTION 7.† Section 36 of chapter 272 of the General Laws is hereby repealed.

SECTION 8.† Section 63 of chapter 272 of the General Laws is hereby repealed.

SECTION 9.†† Section 64 of chapter 272 of the General Laws is hereby repealed.

SECTION 10. ††††††††††† Section 65 of chapter 272 of the General Laws is hereby repealed.

SECTION 11.† Section 66 of chapter 272 of the General Laws is hereby repealed.

SECTION 12. ††††††††††† Section 67 of chapter 272 of the General Laws is hereby repealed.

SECTION 13. Section 68 of chapter 272 of the General Laws is hereby repealed.

SECTION 14. ††††††††††† Section 69 of chapter 272 of the General Laws is hereby repealed.