SECTION 1. Chapter 6C of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 56 the following section:-
Section 56A. (a) The registry of motor vehicles, in consultation with the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association and organizations that advocate for persons with autism spectrum disorder, shall design and make available blue envelopes that:
(1) provide written information and guidance on the outside of the envelopes regarding ways to enhance effective communication between a police officer and a person with autism spectrum disorder; and
(2) are capable of holding a person's motor vehicle operator's license, registration and insurance identification card.
Upon request by a person with autism spectrum disorder or if such person is a minor, the person's parent or guardian, the registrar of motor vehicles shall provide a blue envelope designed pursuant to this section to such person, parent or guardian.
(b) The guidance on the outside of the blue envelopes shall include an instruction to attach the envelope to the driver's sunvisor on the side facing the driver for easy and safe access.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect on January 1, 2024
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