HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 412        FILED ON: 1/10/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3038

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Josh S. Cutler

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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 relative to electric vehicles in high occupancy lanes.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Date Added:

Josh S. Cutler

6th Plymouth

 

Brian R. Mannal

2nd Barnstable

 

 



HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 412        FILED ON: 1/10/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3038

By Mr.  Cutler of Duxbury, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3038) of Josh S. Cutler and Brian R. Mannal relative to allowing electric vehicles in high occupancy lanes.  Transportation.

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to electric vehicles in high occupancy lanes.

 

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

SECTION 19, chapter 90 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 19L the following:- 

Section 1. (a) Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, any motor vehicle designated as a battery electric vehicle (BEV), also known as an electric car, by the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency or National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration, shall be authorized for travel on lanes designated for use by high-occupancy vehicles.

(b) The secretary of transportation shall issue those regulations it considers necessary or appropriate to implement this act.