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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1520         FILED ON: 1/18/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 141

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Michael F. Rush

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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 mobile wireless contracts and agreements .

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Michael F. Rush

Norfolk and Suffolk

Robert M. Koczera

11th Bristol

Kathi-Anne Reinstein

16th Suffolk

Christopher G. Fallon

33rd Middlesex

Daniel A. Wolf

Cape and Islands


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1520        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 141

By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 141) of Michael F. Rush, Robert M. Koczera, Kathi-Anne Reinstein, Christopher G. Fallon and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to mobile wireless contracts and agreements.  Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to mobile wireless contracts and agreements .
 

              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. Chapter 93 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following new section:-

              Section 115. A contract agreement between a consumer and a mobile wireless carrier shall not be binding upon or enforceable against any consumer who after purchasing a device and the contract or agreement associated with it at any point during the contract loses wireless service or falls under “dead zones” so called, for a period lasting thirty days or more at the consumers’ primary residence or primary place of business or employment.  Consumers who fall under this section may cancel a contract or agreement with a mobile wireless carrier without any penalty or further obligation. Consumers shall provide a reasonable proof of primary residency or place of business or employment to the mobile wireless carrier pursuant to this section.

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