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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 677         FILED ON: 1/17/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1667

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Brian A. Joyce

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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 professionalizing the delivery of core services of the Registry of Motor Vehicles.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Brian A. Joyce

Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 677        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1667

By Mr. Joyce, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1667) of Brian A. Joyce for legislation to professionalize the delivery of core services at the registry of motor vehicles.  Transportation. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE SENATE, NO. 1754 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act professionalizing the delivery of core services of the Registry of Motor Vehicles.
 

              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. For the purposes of this section the following terms shall have the following meanings:

              “third party vendor” – any individual, corporation, limited liability company, organization or association contracting with the registry of motor vehicles to provide certain services to the public.

              “new driver’s licenses” – any license issued to an individual who has currently possess a valid driver’s license from any state.

              SECTION 2. The registrar of motor vehicles, shall, notwithstanding section 56 of chapter 6C of the General Laws, and notwithstanding sections 1A to 34R, inclusive, of chapter 90 of the General Laws authorize third party vendors to perform certain title and registration, motor vehicle licensing, tax reporting, dealer licensing and driver license functions and services to the public. Third party vendors may provide services for registration and titling of vehicles, renewal and replacement of driver’s licenses, Massachusetts identifications and plates, this list is not exhaustive. In no event shall third party vendors issue new driver’s licenses, administer driving tests, handle suspensions, hearings, citations or appeals from citations or suspensions.

              The registrar shall promulgate rules and regulations relative to the approval of third party vendors, what transactions third party vendors may handle, privacy protections and appropriate fees third party vendors may charge. The registrar may adopt any rules and regulations necessary to carry out the provisions of this section. An authorized third party vendor shall meet all of the requirements established by the registrar.

              The registrar may furnish necessary documents and license plates to approved third party vendors. An authorized third party or an authorized third party provider shall submit to the registrar all statutorily prescribed fees and taxes it collects. In addition to the statutorily prescribed fees and taxes, an authorized third party or an authorized third party provider may collect and retain a reasonable and commensurate fee for its services.

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