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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1382        FILED ON: 1/21/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1765

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Mark C. Montigny

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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 cellular phone use in school zones.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Mark C. Montigny

 


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1382        FILED ON: 1/21/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1765

By Mr. Montigny, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1765) of Mark C. Montigny for legislation relative to cellular phone use in school zones.  Transportation. 

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An act relative to cellular phone use in school zones.

 

              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.  Chapter 90 of the General laws, as amended in chapter 155 of the acts of 2010, is amended by inserting after Section 13B, the following new section:-

                              Section 13C.  A person, regardless of age, may not use a mobile telephone at any time while operating a motor vehicle on a public way in a school zone established by a city or town pursuant to section 2 of chapter 85.  This section does not apply to (i) a person using a wireless telephone for emergency purposes, including, but not limited to, law enforcement agency, health care provider, fire department, or other emergency services agency or entity or (ii) a law enforcement officer or operator of an emergency vehicle when performing the officer's or operator's official duties.

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