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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 50         FILED ON: 1/10/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 126

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Michael O. Moore

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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 hearses.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Michael O. Moore

Second Worcester

Tom Sannicandro

7th Middlesex


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 50        FILED ON: 1/10/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 126

By Mr. Michael O. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 126) of Michael O. Moore and Tom Sannicandro for legislation relative to hearses.  Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE SENATE, NO. 122 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 hearses.
 

              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 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the definition of “hands-free mobile telephone” the following new definition”-

              “Hearse”, any motor vehicle or object on wheels, having motive power of its own, or which is drawn by, or used in combination with a motor vehicle, that is regularly used in the course of business of the transportation of the deceased, though that business need not be conducted by a licensed funeral director or embalmer.

              SECTION 2. The Massachusetts Board of Registration of Funeral Directors and Embalmers is hereby directed to promulgate regulations to accommodate the inclusion of the definition of “hearse” referenced in section 1 of chapter 90 of the General Laws.

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