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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 731         FILED ON: 1/17/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1640

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

William N. Brownsberger

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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 to protect bicyclists in bicycle lanes.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

William N. Brownsberger

Second Suffolk and Middlesex

Denise Provost

27th Middlesex

David M. Rogers

24th Middlesex

Jonathan Hecht

29th Middlesex

Kay Khan

11th Middlesex

John W. Scibak

2nd Hampshire

Katherine M. Clark

Fifth Middlesex

Frank I. Smizik

15th Norfolk

Patricia D. Jehlen

Second Middlesex

Carl M. Sciortino, Jr.

34th Middlesex

Lori A. Ehrlich

8th Essex

Kenneth J. Donnelly

Fourth Middlesex

Elizabeth A. Malia

11th Suffolk

Sonia Chang-Diaz

Second Suffolk

James B. Eldridge

Middlesex and Worcester

Kate Hogan

3rd Middlesex

Carolyn C. Dykema

8th Middlesex

Peter V. Kocot

1st Hampshire

Kenneth I. Gordon

21st Middlesex

Denise Andrews

2nd Franklin


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 731        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1640

By Mr. Brownsberger, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1640) of William N. Brownsberger, Denise Provost, David M. Rogers, Jonathan Hecht and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect bicyclists in bicycle lanes.  Transportation. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act to protect bicyclists in bicycle lanes.
 

              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 89 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting the following as Section 4D:

              The driver of a motor vehicle shall not stand or park the vehicle upon any on-street path or lane designated by official signs or markings for the use of bicycles, or place the vehicle in such a manner as to interfere with the safety and passage of persons operating bicycles thereon.

              The driver of a motor vehicle shall not stand or park the vehicle upon any lane designated by pavement markings for the shared use of motor vehicles and bicycles, or place the vehicle in such a manner as to interfere with the safety and passage of persons operating bicycles thereon.

              SECTION 2: Section 5 of Chapter 89 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by replacing both references to “sections one to four C” with “sections one to four D”, and by inserting the following sentence at the end of the first paragraph:

              In addition to the aforementioned fine, any vehicle parked in violation section 4D shall be subject to immediate towing.

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