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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1758         FILED ON: 1/18/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1715

 

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 commercial fees.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Bruce E. Tarr

First Essex and Middlesex

Geoff Diehl

7th Plymouth

Michael R. Knapik

Second Hampden and Hampshire


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1758        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1715

By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1715) of Bruce E. Tarr, Geoff Diehl and Michael R. Knapik for legislation relative to commercial fees.  Transportation. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An act relative to commercial fees.
 

              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 5 of Chapter 90 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof the following subsections:

              (i)              Notwithstanding any general or specific law to the contrary, the registrar shall not increase any individual fee by more than 2.5% in a calendar year. 

              (j)               The registrar shall offer a discount for any person registering 5 or more units in a calendar year.  For the purposes of this section, a unit shall include: any vehicle subject to a commercial normal, commercial reserved, commercial, vanity, snow removal, hearse, limited use, auto home normal, auto home reserved,  auto home vanity, bus normal, bus reserved, bus vanity, livery normal, livery limited use, livery reserved, livery vanity, semi trailer normal, semi trailer reserved, trailer normal, trailer reserved, taxi normal, taxi limited used, taxi reserved, or van pool normal registration.  This discount shall be in an amount of no less than 10% of each registration fee they would otherwise incur.

              (k)               The registrar shall issue a report to the legislature within 90 days of the acceptance of this act.  This report shall offer recommendations to reduce the cost of operating a commercial vehicle or unit in Massachusetts in order to promote competition with neighboring states.  This report shall be submitted to the chairs of the Joint Committee on Transportation.

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