HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3002        FILED ON: 1/20/2017

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3503

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Paul McMurtry

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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 requiring gas stations to provide air compressors for free public use.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Paul McMurtry

11th Norfolk

David M. Rogers

24th Middlesex

Steven S. Howitt

4th Bristol

RoseLee Vincent

16th Suffolk

Patrick M. O'Connor

Plymouth and Norfolk

Antonio F. D. Cabral

13th Bristol

Paul R. Heroux

2nd Bristol

Chris Walsh

6th Middlesex

Frank I. Smizik

15th Norfolk

Mike Connolly

26th Middlesex

Brendan P. Crighton

Third Essex

Joan B.  Lovely

Second Essex

Michael O. Moore

Second Worcester

Jonathan Hecht

29th Middlesex

Brian Murray

10th Worcester

Brian M. Ashe

2nd Hampden

Denise Provost

27th Middlesex


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3002        FILED ON: 1/20/2017

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3503

By Mr. McMurtry of Dedham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3503) of Paul McMurtry and others for legislation to require gas stations to provide air compressors for free public use and establishing a hotline at the Department of Labor and Workforce Development for consumers to report non-compliance.  Labor and Workforce Development.

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the One Hundred and Ninetieth General Court
(2017-2018)

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An Act requiring gas stations to provide air compressors for free public use.

 

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

Chapter 94 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2014 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after section 295B the following section:-

Section 295B 1/2. (a) Any retail dealer of motor fuel for sale to the public shall provide on the premises  an air compressor for the purpose of tire inflation and a gauge for measuring air pressure available for free public use 24 hours a day.  Such air compressor shall be capable of producing at least 80 pounds per square inch pressure at the outlet. Each retail dealer shall display and maintain on such air compressor a sign, clearly visible and not less than 8 inches by 10 inches in size, stating the availability of an air compressor for free public use 24 hours a day. The department of public safety, hereinafter the department, shall provide each retail dealer with a sign displaying a diagram for proper tire inflation, which the retail dealer shall display directly near the air compressor.

(b) The department shall establish a hotline for consumers to report retail dealers that are not in compliance with this section, and shall make the number to such hotline available to the public on the department’s website. The department shall keep a record of complaints and shall investigate each complaint of non-compliance received.

(c) All retail dealers of motor fuel for sale to the public shall have 5 years from the date this section takes effect to comply with the requirements herein.