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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3007         FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3049


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



John V. Fernandes and Richard T. Moore


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 lawful presence.






John V. Fernandes

10th Worcester

Richard T. Moore

Worcester and Norfolk

Kevin J. Kuros

8th Worcester

HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3007        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3049

By Mr. Fernandes of Milford and Senator Richard T. Moore, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3049) of John V. Fernandes, Richard T. Moore and Kevin J. Kuros for legislation to require proof of legal residence on applications for the registration of motor vehicles and trailers .  Transportation. 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts


In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen



An Act relative to lawful presence.

              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.  Section 2 of chapter 90 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking, in the first paragraph, the words “proof of legal residence” and inserting in place thereof the following:- “proof of lawful presence”; and

              by inserting at the end of said paragraph, the following:-

              “; provided, that proof of lawful presence shall be established only upon the presentment of a valid driver’s license or identification card issued in compliance with the REAL ID Act of 2005 (Pub. L. 109-13, 119 Stat. 302).  For the purposes of this section, the presentment of a utility bill, library card, or other documents which may serve to prove residence shall not be sufficient in establishing an applicant’s lawful presence.”

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