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The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Colleen M. Garry

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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 beverage safety.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Colleen M. Garry

36th Middlesex


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By Miss Garry of Dracut, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Colleen M. Garry for legislation to protect the contents of cups, mugs or other drinking vessels from contamination against the customer’s knowledge or authorization.  The Judiciary.

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the One Hundred and Eighty-Ninth General Court
(2015-2016)

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An Act relative to beverage safety.

 

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

Chapter 140 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after Section 6B the following section:-

Section 6C. A common victualler licensed pursuant to section 2 shall offer, to each customer who is served a beverage of any kind, a lid or other cover to protect the contents of the customer’s cup, mug or other drinking vessel from any form of contamination against the customer’s knowledge or authorization.  A violation of this section shall be punished by a fine of not more than $1,000 or imprisonment for not more than 60 days in house of correction.