Working draft language to amend the Commission’s charge, membership, and dates

Section XX. Section 208 of Chapter 38 of the Acts of 2013 is hereby amended by striking the word “develop” and inserting in place thereof the word “review”;
by deleting the paragraph “The commission shall consist of: 2 members of the senate, 1 of whom shall serve as co-chair; 2 members of the house of representatives, 1 of whom shall serve as co-chair; the chairman of the sex offender registry board or a designee; the commissioner of probation or a designee; the commissioner of mental health or a designee; the secretary of public safety and security or a designee; the secretary of health and human services or a designee; and 6 persons to be appointed by the governor, 3 of whom shall have expertise in the assessment, treatment and risk management of adult sex offenders and familiarity with the research on recidivism of sex offenders, 1 of whom shall have experience in the assessment, treatment, and risk management of juvenile sex offenders and familiarity with the research on recidivism of juvenile sex offenders, 1 of whom shall be a representative of the Massachusetts District Attorneys Association, and 1 of whom shall be a representative of the committee for public counsel services. The commission shall convene not later than 60 days after the effective date of this act.” in its entirety and by inserting in place thereof the following:-
“The commission shall consist of: 3 members of the senate, 1 of whom shall serve as co-chair and 1 of whom shall be appointed by the minority party; 3 members of the house of representatives, 1 of whom shall serve as co-chair and 1 of whom shall be appointed by the minority party; the chairman of the sex offender registry board or a designee; the commissioner of probation or a designee; the commissioner of mental health or a designee; the chairman of the parole board or a designee; the secretary of public safety and security or a designee; the secretary of health and human services or a designee; the chief justice of the trial court or a designee; and 8 persons to be appointed by the governor, 3 of whom shall have expertise in the assessment, treatment and risk management of adult sex offenders and familiarity with the research on recidivism of sex offenders, 1 of whom shall have experience in the assessment, treatment, and risk management of juvenile sex offenders and familiarity with the research on recidivism of juvenile sex offenders, 1 of whom shall be a representative of the Massachusetts District Attorneys Association, 2 of whom shall be advocates for victims of sex offenses; and 1 of whom shall be a representative of the committee for public counsel services.”;
and by deleting the words “not later than 180 days after the effective date of this act” and inserting in place thereof the following:- “by October 1, 2015.”

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