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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1524         FILED ON: 1/18/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1663

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Robert L. Hedlund, (BY REQUEST)

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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 motorcycle exhaust system sound levels.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Thomas Sobran

7 Evergreen Lane


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1524        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1663

By Mr. Hedlund (by request), a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1663) of Thomas Sobran for legislation relative to motorcycle exhaust system sound levels.  Transportation. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to motorcycle exhaust system sound levels.
 

              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 7U of Chapter 90 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 official edition, is hearby ammended by striking the existing text and substituting the following language:

              "Every motorcycle parked or operating in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts manufacturered subsequent to December 31, 1982 shall satisfy the exhaust system labeling requirements of 40 C.F.R. §§ 205.158 and 205.169.  Such labeling shall be clearly visible to inspection without the necessity or removing any equiptment attached to the motorcycle or requiring the use of any inspection mirriors or other optical aids.

              An initial violation of this statue is punishable by a fine in the amount of $250.00.  A second violation is punishable by a fine in the amount of $500.00.  A third violation is punishable by a fine in the amount of $1,000.00."

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