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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1712         FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3040

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Geoff Diehl

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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 to ensure the safety of pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists and other motoritsts.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Geoff Diehl

7th Plymouth

Massachusetts Motorcycle Association, Rick Gleason - Legislative Director

283 Route 28

Christine E. Canavan

10th Plymouth

Carolyn C. Dykema

8th Middlesex

Michael R. Knapik

Second Hampden and Hampshire

Sarah K. Peake

4th Barnstable

Elizabeth A. Poirier

14th Bristol

Todd M. Smola

1st Hampden

Bruce E. Tarr

First Essex and Middlesex

David T. Vieira

3rd Barnstable

James R. Miceli

19th Middlesex

Bradford Hill

4th Essex

Randy Hunt

5th Barnstable

Marc T. Lombardo

22nd Middlesex


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1712        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3040

By Mr. Diehl of Whitman, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3040) of Geoff Diehl and others for legislation to increase the civil fines and penalities of motorists who violate the right of way of other motorists.  Transportation. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE SENATE, NO. 1797 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act to ensure the safety of pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists and other motoritsts.
 

              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 8 of chapter 89, as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out in the last sentence the words “thirty-five” and replacing it with “two hundred.”

              SECTION 2.   Section 8 of Chapter 89 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by adding at the end of said section the following new paragraph:

              Any person who is found guilty of or pleads guilty or nolo contendere to a violation of the provisions of this Section shall be subject to the following penalties:

                  (a) If the violation results in the injury of another person, the offender shall, in addition to any other penalties, be fined two hundred dollars and have their driver's or commercial driver's license or permit or nonresident operating privilege suspended for a period of not less than thirty days, or both.

                  (b) If the violation results in the serious bodily injury of another person, the offender shall, in addition to any other penalties, be fined five hundred dollars and have their driver's or commercial driver's license or permit or nonresident operating privilege suspended for a period of not less than ninety days, or both.

                  (c) If the violation results in the death of another person, the offender shall, in addition to any other penalties, be fined one thousand dollars and have their driver's or commercial driver's license or permit or nonresident operating privilege suspended for a period of not less than one hundred eighty days, or both.

                  (d) For purposes of this Section, "serious bodily injury" shall mean a bodily injury which involves unconsciousness, extreme physical pain, or protracted and obvious disfigurement, protracted loss or impairment of the function of a bodily member, organ, or mental faculty, or a substantial risk of death.

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