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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2561        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3102


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Paul W. Mark


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 providing for a distinctive registration plate for firefighters.






Paul W. Mark

2nd Berkshire

Benjamin B. Downing

Berkshire, Hampshire, Franklin and Hampden

Paul Brodeur

32nd Middlesex

Christine E. Canavan

10th Plymouth

Gailanne M. Cariddi

1st Berkshire

Josh S. Cutler

6th Plymouth

Lori A. Ehrlich

8th Essex

Michael J. Finn

6th Hampden

Sean Garballey

23rd Middlesex

Colleen M. Garry

36th Middlesex

Anne M. Gobi

5th Worcester

Kenneth I. Gordon

21st Middlesex

Patricia A. Haddad

5th Bristol

Bradley H. Jones, Jr.

20th Middlesex

Louis L. Kafka

8th Norfolk

Peter V. Kocot

1st Hampshire

Stephen Kulik

1st Franklin

William Smitty Pignatelli

4th Berkshire

Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr.

12th Hampden

Todd M. Smola

1st Hampden

Bruce E. Tarr

First Essex and Middlesex

Cleon H. Turner

1st Barnstable

Martin J. Walsh

13th Suffolk

HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2561        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3102

By Mr. Mark of Peru, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3102) of Paul W. Mark and others for legislation to authorize the Registrar of Motor Vehicles to issue distinctive registration plates for fire fighters.  Transportation. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen



An Act providing for a distinctive registration plate for firefighters.


              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 is hereby amended by adding the following paragraph:- 


              The registrar shall furnish, upon application, to owners of private passenger motor vehicles who are members in good standing of a fire department within the Commonwealth of the Massachusetts or to the surviving spouse of a firefighter killed in the line of duty, a distinctive registration plate which shall display on their face a design indicating their status as firefighters. No such plate shall be issued or renewed until proper certification has been made to the registrar by the chief of the fire department in which the applicant serves. There shall be a $10 fee for the plate in addition to the established registration fee for passenger motor vehicles which shall be transferred to the Massachusetts Firefighters Academy Trust Fund established under section 165A of chapter 6. 

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