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The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Brian Murray

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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 prohibiting the practice of coal rolling.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Brian Murray

10th Worcester

Carmine L. Gentile

13th Middlesex

James B. Eldridge

Middlesex and Worcester

Denise Provost

27th Middlesex

Stephan Hay

3rd Worcester

Chris Walsh

6th Middlesex


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By Mr. Murray of Milford, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Brian Murray and others relative to retrofitting diesel-powered vehicles with devices, smoke stacks or other equipment that enhances the vehicle’s capacity to emit soot, smoke or other particular emissions.  Transportation.

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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

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An Act prohibiting the practice of coal rolling.

 

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

Chapter 90 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 16B, as appearing in the 2016 Official Edition, the following section:-

Section 16C. (a) No person shall retrofit a diesel-powered vehicle with a device, smoke stack or other equipment that enhances the vehicle’s capacity to emit soot, smoke or other particular emissions.

(b) No person operating a diesel-powered vehicle shall intentionally release significant quantities of soot, smoke, or other particulate emissions into the air, onto roadways or other vehicles in a manner that obstructs or obscures another person's view of the roadway, other users of the roadway, or a traffic control device or otherwise creates a hazard to a driver.

(c) Any person who violates this section shall be subject to a penalty of not less than: (i) $1,000 for a first offense; (ii) $3,000 for a second offense a penalty; and (iii) $5,000 for a subsequent offense.