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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1361         FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3074

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Michael A. Costello

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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 establishing a distinctive registration plate for work zone safety awareness and victim support.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Michael A. Costello

1st Essex


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1361        FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3074

By Mr. Costello of Newburyport, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3074) of Costello that the Registry of Motor Vehicles be directed to issue a distinctive registration plate for work zone safety awareness and the support of victims of work-related accidents Joint Committee on Transportation.


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act establishing a distinctive registration plate for work zone safety awareness and victim support.
 

              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 2E of Chapter 90 of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof the following paragraph:

              (d) The registrar shall furnish, upon application, to the owners of passenger, private, commercial and apportioned motor vehicles distinctive registration plates which shall display on the face a design indicating support for Work Zone Safety. There shall be a fee of not less than $40 dollars for such plates in addition to the established registration fee for said vehicles. Such fee shall be payable at the time of registration of such vehicle and at each renewal thereof.  The portion of the total fee remaining after the deduction of costs directly attributable to the issuance of such plates shall be deposited within 90 days of receipt thereof in the Work Zone Safety Fund, the administration, retention, and distribution of which shall be conducted by Construction Industries of Massachusetts.  The proceeds of said Fund shall be distributed for work zone safety registration programs and for the benefit of the victims of work zone accidents and their relatives.

              Section 2.  Section 2F of Chapter 90 of the General Laws is hereby amended in subsection (c) by adding after the words “Cape Cod Baseball League” the following:

              Work Zone Safety Fund to support work zone safety education programs and victims of accidents;

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