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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 353        FILED ON: 1/16/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1365


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Thomas M. McGee


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 establishing a motorcycle safety fund.






Thomas M. McGee

Third Essex

Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr.

12th Hampden

Sarah K. Peake

4th Barnstable

Elizabeth A. Poirier

14th Bristol

James R. Miceli

19th Middlesex

Randy Hunt

5th Barnstable

Bradford Hill

4th Essex

Louis L. Kafka

8th Norfolk

Christine E. Canavan

10th Plymouth

Todd M. Smola

1st Hampden

Michael R. Knapik

Second Hampden and Hampshire

Carolyn C. Dykema

8th Middlesex

SENATE DOCKET, NO. 353        FILED ON: 1/16/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1365

By Mr. McGee, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1365) of Thomas M. McGee, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr., Sarah K. Peake, Elizabeth A. Poirier and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a motorcycle safety fund.  Revenue. 


SEE SENATE, NO. 1458 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen



An Act establishing a motorcycle safety fund.


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

              Section 34 of Chapter 90 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2004 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking the paragraph located from line 85 through line 88 and adding in place thereof the following: "Notwithstanding the first paragraph, $2 from each motorcycle registration fee shall be paid monthly by the registrar or by the person collecting the registration fee into a separate fund known as the Motorcycle Safety Fund for motorcycle safety related activities. Said fund shall consist of all revenue received by the commonwealth under Section thirty-four of Chapter ninety and which is specifically designated therein for said Motorcycle Safety Fund. All revenues credited under this section shall remain in the Motorcycle Safety Fund to administer a motorcycle safety program, which shall include, but not be limited to, funding Motorcycle Safety Foundation approved rider education courses and instructor training, maintaining a policy manual that shall provide minimum requirements for instructors and businesses that offer approved rider education courses in the commonwealth, and public awareness efforts. The State Treasurer shall not deposit such revenues in, or transfer such revenues to, the General Fund or any other fund other than the Motorcycle Safety Fund. The State Treasurer shall produce quarterly, an accounting report detailing income and expenditures relating to said Motorcycle Safety Fund, deliverable to the Chairman of the Massachusetts Motorcycle Association (MMA)."

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