An Act Relative to Indictments and Proceedings Before Trial


This legislation would cure an inconsistency in the law governing statutes of limitation so that an indictment or complaint brought within the limitations period will satisfy the statute as to any type of crime.  Under current law, a complaint or indictment satisfies the statute as to some crimes, but only an indictment satisfies the law as to other crimes.  See Commonwealth v. Perella, 464 Mass. 274 (2013).