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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1097         FILED ON: 1/17/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1704

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Karen E. Spilka

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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 freezing the tolls on the Massachusetts turnpike and the metropolitan highway system.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Karen E. Spilka

Second Middlesex and Norfolk


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1097        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1704

By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1704) of Karen E. Spilka for legislation to freeze the tolls on the Massachusetts turnpike and the metropolitan highway system.  Transportation. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act freezing the tolls on the Massachusetts turnpike and the metropolitan highway system.
 

              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 3 sub-paragraph (18) of Chapter 6C of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 67 and 68, the words "to fix and revise from time to time and charge and collect tolls for transit over the metropolitan highway system and the turnpike" inserting in place thereof the following: -to charge and collect tolls for transit over the metropolitan highway system and the turnpike; said tolls shall be fixed at the rates in place on January 1, 2008.

              SECTION 2. Section 13 of said Chapter 6C is hereby amended in subsection (a) by striking in lines 1 and 2 the words "and, from time to time, fix and revise".

              SECTION 3  Section 13 of said Chapter 6C is hereby further amended in subsection (a) by striking in lines 5 through 14 the words "and adjusted as to provide, at a minimum, funds sufficient with other revenues, if any, to pay: (i) costs incurred in furtherance of this chapter related to the turnpike including, but not limited to, the cost of owning, maintaining, repairing, reconstructing, improving, rehabilitating, policing, using, administering, controlling and operating the turnpike; and (ii) the principal of, redemption premium, if any, and the interest on notes or bonds relating to the turnpike as the same shall become due and payable and to create and maintain reserves established for any of the department’s corporate purposes.”

              SECTION 4. Section 13 of said Chapter 6C is hereby amended in subsection (b) by striking in lines 37 and 38 the words "and, from time to time, fix and revise".

              SECTION 5  Section 13 of said Chapter 6C is hereby further amended in subsection (b) by striking in lines 41 through 51 the words "and adjusted as to provide, at a minimum, funds sufficient with other revenues, if any, to pay: (i) costs incurred in furtherance of this chapter related to the metropolitan highway system including, but not limited to, the cost of owning, maintaining, repairing, reconstructing, improving, rehabilitating, policing, using, administering, controlling and operating the turnpike; and (ii) the principal of, redemption premium, if any, and the interest on notes or bonds relating to the metropolitan highway system as the same shall become due and payable and to create and maintain reserves established for any of the department’s corporate purposes.”

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