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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 518         FILED ON: 1/11/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3017


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Jennifer E. Benson


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 amending the Junior Operator Law.






Jennifer E. Benson

37th Middlesex

Stephen L. DiNatale

3rd Worcester

Cory Atkins

14th Middlesex

Colleen M. Garry

36th Middlesex

Denise Andrews

2nd Franklin

Kay Khan

11th Middlesex

HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 518        FILED ON: 1/11/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3017

By Ms. Benson of Lunenburg, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3017) of Jennifer E. Benson and others relative to civil motor vehicle infraction by a junior operator who is not emancipated.  Transportation. 


SEE HOUSE, NO. 900 OF 2011-2012.]

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts


In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen



An Act relative to amending the Junior Operator Law.

              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 90 of the General Laws, as  amended by sections 4 and 5 of chapter 155 of the acts of 2010 , and section 3 of chapter 190 of the acts of 2010,  is hereby further amended by inserting, after the seventh paragraph, the following paragraph:-

              Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, a police officer who issues a written warning or a citation to a junior operator for a civil motor vehicle infraction or for a criminal motor vehicle law violation, shall mail a copy of the warning or citation by first class mail to the junior operator’s parent or guardian if the junior operator is not an emancipated minor.

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