SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1694        FILED ON: 1/21/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1458


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Robert L. Hedlund


To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
Court assembled:

The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act establishing a motorcycle safety fund.






Robert L. Hedlund


Marc T. Lombardo

22nd Middlesex

Anne M. Gobi

5th Worcester

Bradley H. Jones, Jr.

20th Middlesex

Todd M. Smola

1st Hampden

Shaunna O'Connell

3rd Bristol

Randy Hunt

5th Barnstable

Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr.

12th Hampden

Bruce E. Tarr


Michael R. Knapik


George T. Ross

2nd Bristol

Thomas M. Stanley

9th Middlesex

Steven S. Howitt

4th Bristol

Christine E. Canavan

10th Plymouth

Elizabeth A. Poirier

14th Bristol

Carolyn C. Dykema

8th Middlesex

David T. Vieira

3rd Barnstable

SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1694        FILED ON: 1/21/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1458

By Mr. Hedlund, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1458) of Robert L. Hedlund, Marc T. Lombardo, Anne M. Gobi, Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a motorcycle safety fund.  Revenue.


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the Year Two Thousand Eleven



An Act establishing a motorcycle safety fund.


Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

Section 34 of Chapter 90 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2004 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking the paragraph located from line 85 through line 88 and adding in place thereof the following: "Notwithstanding the first paragraph, $2 from each motorcycle registration fee shall be paid monthly by the registrar or by the person collecting the registration fee into a separate fund known as the Motorcycle Safety Fund for motorcycle safety related activities. Said fund shall consist of all revenue received by the commonwealth under Section thirty-four of Chapter ninety and which is specifically designated therein for said Motorcycle Safety Fund. All revenues credited under this section shall remain in the Motorcycle Safety Fund to administer a motorcycle safety program, which shall include, but not be limited to, funding Motorcycle Safety Foundation approved rider education courses and instructor training, maintaining a policy manual that shall provide minimum requirements for instructors and businesses that offer approved rider education courses in the commonwealth, and public awareness efforts. The State Treasurer shall not deposit such revenues in, or transfer such revenues to, the General Fund or any other fund other than the Motorcycle Safety Fund. The State Treasurer shall produce quarterly, an accounting report detailing income and expenditures relating to said Motorcycle Safety Fund, deliverable to the Chairman of the Massachusetts Motorcycle Association (MMA)."