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HOUSE  .   .   .   .   .   .   .  No. 3681


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

                               HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, October 3, 2013.                         


The committee on Transportation to whom were referred the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3086) of Jay R. Kaufman and others for legislation to authorize the Registrar of Motor Vehicles to issue reflective decals indicating that the driver of a vehicle may be the holder of a junior operator’s license, reports recommending that the accompanying bill (House, No. 3681) ought to pass.


For the committee,








HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3681


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts


In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen



An Act relative to student driver safety.

              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 8B of Chapter 90 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by adding the following paragraph:-

              The registrar shall provide the holder of a learner’s permit with a highly visible, reflective decal indicating that the driver of the vehicle may be the holder of a learner’s permit. The decal shall be designed by the registrar. The registrar may charge a fee for the decal not to exceed the actual cost of producing and distributing the decal. The decal shall be displayed in a manner prescribed by the registrar, and shall be clearly visible to law enforcement officers. The holder of a learner’s permit shall not operate a vehicle unless the decal is so displayed. Any individual found operating a motor vehicle in violation of this paragraph shall be punished by a fine of not more than $50. The registrar is hereby authorized to promulgate regulations to assure the timely and effective implementation of this paragraph.

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