HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2001        FILED ON: 1/17/2019

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3097

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Brian W. 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 W. Murray

10th Worcester

Timothy R. Whelan

1st Barnstable

Carolyn C. Dykema

8th Middlesex


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2001        FILED ON: 1/17/2019

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3097

By Mr. Murray of Milford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3097) of Brian W. Murray, Timothy R. Whelan and Carolyn C. Dykema relative to the emission of soot, smoke or other particulates by diesel-powered 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 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 $100 or more than $1000.