SECTION 1. Clause(a) subdivision (2) of section 24 of chapter 90 of the General Laws, as most recently amended by sections 98 through 100, inclusive, of chapter 139 of the acts of 2012, is herby amended by inserting, after paragraph, the following paragraph:-
Whoever, upon any way or in any place to which the public has a right of access, or any place to which members of the public have access, as invitees or licensees, operates a motor vehicle recklessly, or operates such vehicle negligently so that the lives or safety of the public might be endangered, and as a result of such reckless or negligent operation, collides with or otherwise causes serious injury to any person, shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for not less than 2 ½ years nor more than 5 years or by a fine of not less than $1,000 nor more than $10,000 or by both such fine and imprisonment. Prosecutions commenced under this paragraph shall not be continued without a finding nor placed on file.
his conviction if for a 1st offense or until 5 years after the date of revocation following any subsequent conviction;
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