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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2796         FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3100

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Elizabeth A. Malia

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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 relative to speed limits.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Thomas M. Menino

Boston City Hall, 9th floor

Elizabeth A. Malia

11th Suffolk

Carlo Basile

1st Suffolk

Martin J. Walsh

13th Suffolk

John Hart, Jr.

First Suffolk

Martha M. Walz

8th Suffolk

William Smitty Pignatelli

4th Berkshire

Ruth B. Balser

12th Middlesex

Jonathan Hecht

29th Middlesex

Kay Khan

11th Middlesex


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2796        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3100

By Ms. Malia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3100) of Thomas M. Menino and others for legislation to establish reasonable and proper speed limits inside an urban district on public ways.  Transportation. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to speed limits.
 

              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 1 of chapter 90 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the definition of “Fullmount” the following new definition:-

              “Functionally classified local road”, a roadway classified by the Federal Highway Administration’s functional classification system guidelines at the lowest level of mobility by allowing access to abutting or adjacent land, serving local trip purposes and providing a connection to other ways.

              SECTION 2. Said section 1 of said chapter 90, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after the definition of “Trailer” the following new definition:-

              “Urban district”, the territory contiguous to any functionally classified local road which is built up with structures devoted to business, or the territory contiguous to any functionally classified local road where the dwelling houses are situated at such distances as will average less than 100 feet between them for a distance of an eighth of a mile or over.

              SECTION 3.  Section 17 of Chapter 90, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting, in line 7, after the words “business district” the following words: -

              other than an urban district

              SECTION 4.  Section 17 of said chapter 90, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 13, the words “or (4)” and inserting in place thereof the following:-

              (4) inside an urban district at a rate of speed exceeding 25 miles per hour for a distance of 50 yards, or (5).

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