SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1063        FILED ON: 1/15/2015

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1831

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Anne M. Gobi

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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 standards for protective headgear for operators or passengers on motorcycles.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Anne M. Gobi

Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire and Middlesex

David T. Vieira

3rd Barnstable

Bradford R. Hill

4th Essex

Paul McMurtry

11th Norfolk

Geoff Diehl

7th Plymouth

Marc T. Lombardo

22nd Middlesex

James R. Miceli

19th Middlesex

Shaunna L. O'Connell

3rd Bristol

Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr.

12th Hampden

Todd M. Smola

1st Hampden

Steven S. Howitt

4th Bristol

Timothy R. Whelan

1st Barnstable

 


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1063        FILED ON: 1/15/2015

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1831

By Ms. Gobi, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1831) of Anne M. Gobi, David T. Vieira, Bradford R. Hill, Paul McMurtry and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to standards for protective headgear for operators or passengers on motorcycles.  Transportation.

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 3065 OF 2013-2014.]

 

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 standards for protective headgear for operators or passengers on motorcycles.

 

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

SECTION 1: Section 7 of Chapter 90, as appearing in the 2012 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out the entire sentence beginning with the word “Every” in line 141 and ending with the words “head gear” in line 147 and replacing it with the following sentence:

Every person operating a motorcycle or riding as a passenger on a motorcycle or in a sidecar attached to a motorcycle who is under the age of twenty-one years of age must wear protective headgear conforming with such minimum standards and construction as the Registrar may prescribe, and no person operating a motorcycle shall permit any other person under the age of twenty-one years of age to ride as a passenger on such motorcycle unless said passenger is wearing protective headgear.