SECTION 1. Chapter 90 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after section 8M the following section:-
Section 8N. (a) A male applicant who applies for an operator’s license, learner’s permit, identification card or a renewal of any such permit or license and who is at least 18 years of age but less than 26 years of age authorizes the registrar to register the applicant with the Selective Service System in compliance with section 3 of the Military Selective Service Act through the applicant’s signature on the application.
(b) The registrar shall give notice to any male applicant who is at least 16 years of age but less than 26 years of age that the applicant has a duty under federal law to register with the Selective Service System at age 18. If the applicant has not registered within 30 days after reaching 18 years of age, he shall be informed that he still has an affirmative obligation under federal law to register with the Selective Service System before reaching 26 years of age. The registrar shall also notify the applicant on the application that his signature on an application for any such license, permit, identification card or renewal shall constitute consent to register with the Selective Service System.
(c) If the applicant is at least 16 years of age but less than 18 years of age the registrar shall notify the applicant on the application that his signature on an application for any such license, permit, identification card or renewal shall constitute consent authorizing the applicant to be registered upon attaining 18 years of age as required by federal law.
SECTION 2. Implementation of this act shall be contingent on the receipt by the registrar of motor vehicles of sufficient federal funds to pay a reasonable portion of the initial start-up costs for computer programming changes necessary to implement the requirements of this section related to the reporting of information to the Selective Service Administration. The registrar shall initiate and monitor efforts to obtain federal funds for the purposes stated in this act and shall report promptly to the joint committee on public safety and the house and senate committees on ways and means when federal funds have been received by the department.
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