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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 637         FILED ON: 1/14/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3125

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Denise Provost

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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 safe driving in school speed zones.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Denise Provost

27th Middlesex

Sean Garballey

23rd Middlesex

Martin J. Walsh

13th Suffolk

Brian M. Ashe

2nd Hampden


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 637        FILED ON: 1/14/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3125

By Ms. Provost of Somerville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3125) of Denise Provost and others for legislation to prohibit the use of cell phones while operating a motor vehicle within school zones.  Transportation. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 3086 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to safe driving in school speed zones.
 

              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 9 of Chapter 155 of the Acts of 2010 is hereby amended by adding, after the word "vehicle." the following:-

              A person, regardless of age, may not use a wireless telephone at any time while operating a motor vehicle on a roadway in a school speed zone.

              This does not apply to a person using a wireless telephone for emergency purposes, including, but not limited to, law enforcement agency, health care provider, fire department, or other emergency services agency or entity, of a law enforcement officer or operator of an emergency vehicle when performing the officer's or operator's official duties. 

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