Section 22 of chapter 90 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2012 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following subsection:-
(k) Upon receipt of notice submitted by a city or town, in a form and manner specified by the registrar, indicating that an outstanding municipal fine exists against a particular resident of the commonwealth or an individual licensed to operate a motor vehicle pursuant to this chapter, the registrar, without opportunity for further hearing, shall prohibit the issuance or renewal of such license, learner's permit, right to operate a motor vehicle or certificate of motor vehicle registration for such resident or individual and forward any notice required by paragraph (d) to such resident or individual. The registrar shall allow for the issuance or renewal of such license, learner's permit or right to operate a motor vehicle or allow the registration of a motor vehicle upon receipt of notice submitted by a city or town, in a form and manner specified by the registrar, indicating that the outstanding municipal fine no longer exists. The registrar shall promulgate regulations to implement this section, which shall include the opportunity for a hearing to challenge the existence of an outstanding municipal fine. Notices between the municipalities and the registrar pursuant to this subsection may be made in any form authorized by the registrar, including electronic transmission. For purposes of this subsection, “outstanding municipal fine” shall mean a legally enforceable fine incurred as a result of violation of a rule, regulation, order, ordinance or by-law of any city or town that remains unpaid 25 days after the last day on which payment of such fine was due or, if the recipient filed a timely appeal with the city or town, 15 days after the recipient exhausted all administrative and legal remedies and payment is still due and legally enforceable.
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