Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
Section 2 of chapter 90 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 1988 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out the eighth paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-
If the registrar shall determine at any time that, for any reason, a motor vehicle or trailer is unsafe or improperly equipped or otherwise unfit to be operated, he may refuse to register such motor vehicle or trailer or, if it is already registered, may suspend or revoke its registration. The registration of every motor vehicle and trailer registered under this chapter, except those motor vehicles and trailers owned by the commonwealth or any political subdivision thereof that are exempt from the payment of fees provided for by section thirty-three, shall expire at midnight of the expiration date appearing on said certificate of registration as determined by the registrar. In no event shall a registration be valid for less than a period of twelve months.