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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2893         FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3033

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

James M. Cantwell

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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 the access of computer terminals by private detectives licensed by the Department of State Police as authorized under the provisions of the federal driver privacy protection act (DPPA), as amended, 18 U.S.C. section 2721, et seq..

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

James M. Cantwell

4th Plymouth

Michael D. Brady

9th Plymouth


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2893        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3033

By Mr. Cantwell of Marshfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3033) of James M. Cantwell and Michael D. Brady relative to the access of registry computer terminals by private detectives licensed by the Department of State Police.  Transportation. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to the access of computer terminals by private detectives licensed by the Department of State Police as authorized under the provisions of the federal driver privacy protection act (DPPA), as amended, 18 U.S.C. section 2721, et seq..
 

              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 30A of chapter 90 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended

              by inserting after the word policies, in line 9, the following words:

              the trial courts and persons licensed by the Department of State Police pursuant to section twenty-five of chapter one hundred and forty-seven and in compliance with Sections 4 and 8 of the Federal Driver Privacy Protection Act (DPPA, 18 U.S.C. Section 2721, et seq.), to conduct criminal investigations for the Committee for Public Counsel Services (CPCS)

              Section 30A. the registrar shall not allow direct or indirect use of the computer terminals under his control, whether for inquiry into computer data files or otherwise, except by persons employed by the commonwealth or a political subdivision thereof, law enforcement agencies, the special investigative unit of the plan created pursuant to section one hundred and thirteen H of chapter one hundred and seventy-five only to the extent authorized therein, insurance companies and their authorized agents and service carriers to the extent authorized in the safe driver insurance plan and for the purposes of complying with the requirements of sections one A, thirty-four A, thirty-four B and thirty-four H pertaining to motor vehicle liability policies the trial courts and persons licensed by the Department of State Police pursuant to section twenty-five of chapter one hundred and forty-seven and in compliance with Sections 4 and 8 of the Federal Driver Privacy Protection Act (DPPA, 18 U.S.C. Section 2721, et seq.) to conduct criminal investigations for the Committee for Public Counsel Services (CPCS) or computer manufacturers or data processing consultants under contract with the commonwealth.

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