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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1644        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3099


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Elizabeth A. Malia


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 motor vehicle license suspension.






Elizabeth A. Malia

11th Suffolk

John J. Mahoney

13th Worcester

Tom Sannicandro

7th Middlesex

Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera

10th Hampden

David Paul Linsky

5th Middlesex

Mary S. Keefe

15th Worcester

Stephen L. DiNatale

3rd Worcester

Carlos Henriquez

5th Suffolk

Jay R. Kaufman

15th Middlesex

Jonathan Hecht

29th Middlesex

Denise Provost

27th Middlesex

Denise Andrews

2nd Franklin

Frank I. Smizik

15th Norfolk

Paul Brodeur

32nd Middlesex

John P. Fresolo

16th Worcester

Kay Khan

11th Middlesex

Steven M. Walsh

11th Essex

Gloria L. Fox

7th Suffolk

James J. O'Day

14th Worcester

Angelo M. Scaccia

14th Suffolk

Aaron Vega

5th Hampden

Ellen Story

3rd Hampshire

Cory Atkins

14th Middlesex

James B. Eldridge

Middlesex and Worcester

Alice Hanlon Peisch

14th Norfolk

HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1644        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3099

By Ms. Malia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3099) of Elizabeth A. Malia and others relative to motor vehicle license suspension record privacy.  Transportation. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen



An Act relative to motor vehicle license suspension.


              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.  Subsection (f) of section 22 of Chapter 90 of the General Laws is hereby repealed.

              SECTION 2.  The registrar of motor vehicles shall purge all records pertaining to past motor vehicle license suspensions effected under subsection (f) of section 22 of Chapter 90 of the General Laws.

              SECTION 3. Section 30 of Chapter 90 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding, after the second paragraph, the following paragraph: - Upon expiration of the term of suspension of driving privileges suspended under subsections (g), (h), or (i), of Section 22 of Chapter 90, the registrar shall shield from public access all records of the suspension and the underlying offense, including records of the expiration of the suspension, any hearings or appeals related to the suspension, and the reinstatement following the suspension.   

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