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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2145         FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3393

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

William C. Galvin

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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 updating Massachusetts towing laws and regulations.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

William C. Galvin

6th Norfolk


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2145        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3393

By Mr. Galvin of Canton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3393) of William C. Galvin for legislation to increase the penalties for the illegal towing of a motor vehicle.  The Judiciary. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to updating Massachusetts towing laws and regulations.
 

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

              Section 120D of chapter 266 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following paragraph:-

              Any person who removes a vehicle illegally parked or standing on a private way or upon improved or enclosed property who is later convicted of a violation against the vehicle pursuant to sections 16, 16A or 126A shall be punished by a fine of $1,000 in addition to any criminal penalties imposed pursuant to sections 16, 16A or 126A. The employer of the person who is later convicted pursuant to sections 16, 16A or 126A shall be punished by a fine of $1000 and shall, within 30 days of conviction, reimburse the owner for all expenses incurred during the towing of the vehicle.

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