Actually this has been a big item on the radio this morning and all day.
It is in Boston.com as well and yes according to the bill you could spend 6 months in jail.
Way to go Mass for spending our tax money so wisely.
Now I can understand that it isn't a nice thing to say, but really making it illegal? I think there is money and time spent elsewhere.
A Boston Democrat has proposed a state law that would penalize the use of the b-word when used to demean another person.
The bill, filed by state Rep. Dan Hunt in May, is slated to go before the Joint Committee on the Judiciary Tuesday afternoon.
The measure proposes adding two sentences to the section of state law that assigns fines and other penalties for various offenses, such as crimes for common night walkers, indecent exposure, and disturbers of the peace.
“A person who uses the word ‘bitch’ directed at another person to accost, annoy, degrade or demean the other person shall be considered to be a disorderly person in violation of this section,” the bill says.
According to the bill, penalties would be similar to those outlined in the other subsections of the state law, which, depending on the subsection, provide for a fine of not more than either $150 or $200, or jail time of up to six months,