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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1286         FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1808

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Denise Provost

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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 speed limits.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Denise Provost

27th Middlesex

Alice K. Wolf

25th Middlesex

Martha M. Walz

8th Suffolk

Timothy J. Toomey, Jr.

26th Middlesex

Patricia D. Jehlen

 

Elizabeth A. Malia

11th Suffolk

Gailanne M. Cariddi

1st Berkshire

Jonathan Hecht

29th Middlesex

Kate Hogan

3rd Middlesex

Kay Khan

11th Middlesex

Thomas M. Menino

Mayor, City of Boston


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1286        FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1808

By Ms. Provost of Somerville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1808) of Denise Provost and others relative to motor vehicle speed limits within urban districts.  Transportation. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 3643 OF 2009-2010.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act relative to speed limits.
 

              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 2008 Official Edition, is  hereby amended by inserting after the definition of “Fullmount” the following new definition:-

              “Functionally classified local road”, a roadway classified by the Federal Highway Administration’s functional classification system guidelines at the lowest level of mobility by allowing access to abutting or adjacent land, serving local trip purposes and providing a connection to other ways.

              SECTION 2.   Said section 1 of said chapter 90, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after the definition of “Trailer” the following new definition:-

              “Urban district”, the territory contiguous to any functionally classified local road which is built up with structures devoted to business, or the territory contiguous to any functionally classified local road where the dwelling houses are situated at such distances as will average less than 100 feet between them for a distance of an eighth of a mile or over.

              SECTION 3.  Section 17 of said chapter 90, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 13, the words “or (4)” and inserting in place thereof the following:-

              (4) inside an urban district at a rate of speed exceeding 25 miles per hour for a distance of one-eighth of a mile, or (5).

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