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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3074        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3047


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Carolyn C. Dykema


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 defining special regulations for vehicle specific checkpoints.






Carolyn C. Dykema

8th Middlesex

Sarah K. Peake

4th Barnstable

Elizabeth A. Poirier

14th Bristol

James R. Miceli

19th Middlesex

Randy Hunt

5th Barnstable

Bradford Hill

4th Essex

Marc T. Lombardo

22nd Middlesex

Christine E. Canavan

10th Plymouth

Todd M. Smola

1st Hampden

Thomas P. Conroy

13th Middlesex

HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3074        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3047

By Ms. Dykema of Holliston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3047) of Carolyn C. Dykema and others relative to motor vehicle safety checkpoints.  Transportation. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen



An Act defining special regulations for vehicle specific checkpoints.


              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

              Chapter 90 of the Massachusetts General Laws is hereby amended by inserting the following section after section 18A:-  

              "Section 18B.  No motor vehicle checkpoint which targets a particular type of motor vehicle, decoration or adornment of the vehicle or rider, shall be conducted within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. This section shall apply only to motor vehicle safety checkpoints targeting the general public who are being conveyed by a Motor Vehicle as defined in Chapter 90 Section 1, and shall not apply to any motor vehicle used as a public or common carrier of persons or property, or to any trackless trolley, semi-trailer, tandem unit, or low-speed motor vehicle as defined in Chapter 90 Section 1 for the purposes of conveying construction or commercial goods, or a motor vehicle which exceeds the dimensional or weight limits imposed by sections nineteen and nineteen A of this chapter or by sections thirty or thirty A of chapter eighty-five."


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