SENATE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . No. 2165
In the Year Two Thousand Twelve
An Act relative to the safety of law enforcement officers.
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 of Chapter 275 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2006 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting at the end thereof, the following words:--; provided further that any law enforcement officer, in the course of official business, shall be permitted to carry such weapons as are authorized by his appointing authority while in any state or county courthouse.
As used in this section, "law enforcement officer" shall mean any state, county, or municipal police officer, University of Massachusetts police officer, Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority police officer, or special state police officer authorized to make arrests or serve criminal process.