HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 840        FILED ON: 1/15/2019

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3070

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

David Paul Linsky

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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 relative to gender identity on Massachusetts identification.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

David Paul Linsky

5th Middlesex

Jack Patrick Lewis

7th Middlesex

Tami L. Gouveia

14th Middlesex

Rebecca L. Rausch

Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex

Carmine Lawrence Gentile

13th Middlesex

Kay Khan

11th Middlesex

Natalie M. Blais

1st Franklin

Harriette L. Chandler

First Worcester

Sonia Chang-Diaz

Second Suffolk

Joanne M. Comerford

Hampshire, Franklin and Worcester

Mike Connolly

26th Middlesex

Julian Cyr

Cape and Islands

Sal N. DiDomenico

Middlesex and Suffolk

Mindy Domb

3rd Hampshire

James B. Eldridge

Middlesex and Worcester

Tricia Farley-Bouvier

3rd Berkshire

Paul R. Feeney

Bristol and Norfolk

Dylan A. Fernandes

Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket

Patricia A. Haddad

5th Bristol

James K. Hawkins

2nd Bristol

Jonathan Hecht

29th Middlesex

Natalie M. Higgins

4th Worcester

Kate Hogan

3rd Middlesex

Patricia D. Jehlen

Second Middlesex

Patrick Joseph Kearney

4th Plymouth

Mary S. Keefe

15th Worcester

David Henry Argosky LeBoeuf

17th Worcester

Jason M. Lewis

Fifth Middlesex

Jay D. Livingstone

8th Suffolk

Elizabeth A. Malia

11th Suffolk

Christina A. Minicucci

14th Essex

Michael O. Moore

Second Worcester

Tram T. Nguyen

18th Essex

Sarah K. Peake

4th Barnstable

Denise Provost

27th Middlesex

Maria Duaime Robinson

6th Middlesex

David M. Rogers

24th Middlesex

Thomas M. Stanley

9th Middlesex

Tommy Vitolo

15th Norfolk


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 840        FILED ON: 1/15/2019

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3070

By Mr. Linsky of Natick, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3070) of David Paul Linsky and others relative to gender identity on certain identification issued by the Registry of Motor Vehicles.  Transportation.

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the One Hundred and Ninety-First General Court
(2019-2020)

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An Act relative to gender identity on Massachusetts identification.

 

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

SECTION 1. Chapter 90 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 8M the following section:-

Section 8N. The registry of motor vehicles shall permit a person submitting an application under sections 8, 8B, or 8E of this chapter or section 34B of chapter 138 to designate “X” for gender in lieu of “male” or “female” on an application for a driver’s license, learner’s permit, identification card or liquor purchase identification card. No documentation shall be required for such designations.

SECTION 2. Notwithstanding any other general or specific law to the contrary, the registry of motor vehicles shall, not later than November 1, 2019, permit a person submitting an application under sections 8, 8B, or 8E of chapter 90 or section 34B of chapter 138 to designate “X” for gender in lieu of “male” or “female” on an application for a driver’s license, learner’s permit, identification card or liquor purchase identification card. No documentation shall be required for such designations.

SECTION 3. The registrar of motor vehicles may promulgate regulations to implement this act. The regulations may be amended, as appropriate, to allow for a person submitting an application under sections 8, 8B or 8E of chapter 90 or section 34B of chapter 138 to designate “X” and additional designations for gender in lieu of “X”, “male” or “female” if such additional designation appropriately reflects the gender identity of applications.

SECTION 4. Section 1 shall take effect on November 1, 2019.