Chapter 40 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 22A the following section:-
Section 22A½. (a) A city or town shall designate a parking space, for veterans only parking, at the city or town hall. The city or town shall erect and maintain a sign designating such space that includes the following words: “Veteran parking only – this space is reserved for those who have served”.
(b) A veteran displaying special license plates issued under section 2 of chapter 90, may park his or her passenger motor vehicle or motorcycle, without charge, in a veterans’ only designated parking space at any city or town hall parking lot. This section does not authorize a vehicle displaying such special license plates to park in such space during time periods other than the normal business hours of the city or town hall.
(c) The penalty for a violation of this section shall be a fine of $100 and the city or town may remove the violating vehicle in accordance with section 22D. This penalty shall not be a surchargeable offense under section 113B of chapter 175.
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