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HOUSE DOCKET, NO.                 FILED ON: 6/11/2012

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 4165



The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the Year Two Thousand Twelve



An Act relative to speed limits.


              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.  Section 1 of chapter 90 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, is  hereby amended by inserting after the definition of “Fullmount” the following new definition:-

              “Functionally classified local road”, a roadway classified by the Federal Highway Administration’s functional classification system guidelines at the lowest level of mobility by allowing access to abutting or adjacent land, serving local trip purposes and providing a connection to other ways.

              SECTION 2.  Section 17 of said chapter 90, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 13, the words “or (4)” and inserting in place thereof the following:-

              (4) on a functionally classified local road at a rate of speed exceeding 25 miles per hour for a distance of one-eighth of a mile, or (5).

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