SECTION 1. Section 2 of chapter 90C of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out the first paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-
Each police chief shall issue citation books to each permanent full-time police officer of his department whose duties may or will include traffic duty or traffic law enforcement, or directing or controlling traffic, and to such other officers as he at his discretion may determine. Each Sheriff may issue citation books to each deputy sheriff of his or her department whose duties may or will include traffic duty or traffic law enforcement, or directing or controlling traffic, and to such other deputy sheriffs he or her at his or her discretion may determine. Each police chief or Sheriff shall obtain a receipt on a form approved by the registrar from such officer to whom a citation book has been issued. Each police chief or Sheriff shall also maintain citation books at police or Sheriff’s department headquarters for the recording of automobile law violations by police officers or deputy sheriffs to whom citation books have not been issued. The executive office of public safety and security shall promulgate rules and regulations establishing the standards required by this section for the issuance of electronic citations, including the proper equipment to be maintained by each department. In lieu of issuing citation books or in addition thereto, each police chief or Sheriff whose department issues citations electronically may grant authority to do so to each police officer or deputy sheriff of his or her department who has been trained pursuant to the regulations promulgated pursuant to this section.
SECTION 2. Section 1 of chapter 90C of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting in the definition of “Police Chief” after the words “the colonel of state police,” the following words:- the sheriff of a county,
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