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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 184         FILED ON: 1/8/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1261

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera

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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 unattended children in motor vehicles.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera

10th Hampden


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 184        FILED ON: 1/8/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1261

By Ms. Coakley-Rivera of Springfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1261) of Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera for legislation to impose a penalty for leaving  unattended children in motor vehicles.  The Judiciary. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 2808 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act prohibiting unattended children in motor vehicles.
 

              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.  Chapter 90 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting the following section:-

              Section 62.  A person responsible for a child who is 8 years of age or younger shall not leave said child in a motor vehicle without being accompanied by a person who is at least 14 years of age.  A violation of this section shall be punishable by a fine of not more than $200 for the first offense and a fine of not more than $500 for a second or subsequent offense.

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