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Self-Authenticating Sex Offender Registry Documents

SECTION 6.   Subsection (b) of section 178H of chapter 6 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following sentence:- Copies of records created by the board that are certified and attested to by the chairperson of the board or the chairperson's designee shall be admissible in the prosecution of these offenses as self-authenticating evidence in any court of the commonwealth to prove the facts contained in the records.

This section makes records of the Sex Offender Registry Board independently admissible in court as self-authenticating records where they are introduced to prove sex offender registration facts.