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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1725         FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3090


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Stephen Kulik


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 enhance agricultural operations .






Stephen Kulik

1st Franklin

Sarah K. Peake

4th Barnstable

Denise Andrews

2nd Franklin

Nicholas A. Boldyga

3rd Hampden

Anne M. Gobi

5th Worcester

Michael R. Knapik

Second Hampden and Hampshire

Paul A. Schmid, III

8th Bristol

John W. Scibak

2nd Hampshire

Bruce E. Tarr

First Essex and Middlesex

William Smitty Pignatelli

4th Berkshire

HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1725        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3090

By Mr. Kulik of Worthington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3090) of Stephen Kulik and others relative to the operation of unregistered or improperly equipped motor vehicles or trailers for agricultural purposes.  Transportation. 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts


In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen



An Act to enhance agricultural operations .

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

              § 9.  Operation of Unregistered or Improperly Equipped Motor Vehicles or Trailers; Certain Mistakes in Application Not to Affect Registration.

                No person shall operate, push, draw or tow any motor vehicle or trailer, and the owner or custodian of such a vehicle shall not permit the same to be operated, pushed, drawn or towed upon or to remain upon any way except as authorized by section three, unless such vehicle is registered in accordance with this chapter .... A tractor, trailer, truck (or all terrain vehicle may be operated without such registration upon any way for a distance not exceeding one-half mile, if said all-terrain vehicle, tractor, trailer or truck is used exclusively for agricultural purposes, or between one-half mile and 10 miles if said all-terrain vehicle, tractor, trailer or truck is used exclusively for agricultural purposes and the owner thereof maintains in full force a policy of liability insurance which conforms to the provisions of section one hundred and thirteen A of chapter one hundred and seventy-five ...

              All-terrain vehicles operating under the provisions of this chapter shall be equipped with a safety flag of not less than 36 square inches in area which shall be elevated to no less than 6 feet from the ground.

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