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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1738         FILED ON: 1/18/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1714

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Bruce E. Tarr

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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 boat registration.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Bruce E. Tarr

First Essex and Middlesex

Tom Sannicandro

7th Middlesex

Ann-Margaret Ferrante

5th Essex

Robert L. Hedlund

Plymouth and Norfolk


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1738        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1714

By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1714) of Bruce E. Tarr, Tom Sannicandro, Ann-Margaret Ferrante and Robert L. Hedlund for legislation relative to boat registration.  Transportation. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An act relative to boat registration.
 

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

              SECTION 2.  Chapter 90B of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after section 2 the following section:-

              Section 2A. The owner of a vessel, which has a valid marine document issued by the Bureau of Customs of the United States or any federal agency successor thereto and is homeported in the commonwealth or maintained in commonwealth waters by a resident of the commonwealth, shall apply to the director, on a form prescribed by the director, for a registration decal or renewal thereof.  The application shall be signed by the owner of the vessel and submitted to the director together with a nominal fee, as determined annually by the commissioner of administration under the provision of section 3B of chapter 7.

              The registration decal shall be displayed, so as to be visible to any law enforcement officer, on the upper left section of the transom while facing the transom.                                         

              Registration decal information for such documented vessels shall be maintained by the department and transmitted to the board of assessors of each city and town for the purposes of assessing the excise imposed by chapter 60B.

              This section shall not apply to owners of vessels documented for commercial use.

              SECTION 2. Section 3 of Chapter 90B of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following subsection:-

              (l) Registration information for such motorboats shall be maintained by the department and transmitted to the board of assessors of each city and town for the purposes of assessing the excise imposed by chapter 60B.

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