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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2942         FILED ON: 1/21/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2649

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Louis L. Kafka

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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 vehicle inspections.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Louis L. Kafka

8th Norfolk


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2942        FILED ON: 1/21/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2649

By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2649) of Louis L. Kafka relative to commercial motor vehicle inspections.  Transportation. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act relative to commercial vehicle inspections.
 

              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 1 of Chapter 90 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, is herby amended by inserting, between the definitions of “bur or motor bus” and “dealer”, the new definition:-

              “Commercial motor vehicle”, a motor vehicle used in commerce designed or used to transport passengers or property which has a gross vehicle weight rating of twenty-six thousand and one or more pounds or such lesser rating as determined by federal regulation, or which is designed to transport more than 16 passengers, including the driver; or which transports hazardous materials and is required to be placarded in accordance with 49 CFR part 172, sub-part F. For purposes of section nine, “commercial motor vehicle” shall include any vehicle described in 49 CFR part 383.5, as well as any vehicle described in regulations promulgated by the registrar that adopt the applicable federal regulations.

              Section 2: Section 7A of Chapter 90 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, is herby amended by adding, at the end of the section the following new paragraph:-

              “In addition to the set fee on a commercial motor vehicle inspection, a certified inspector may charge the owner of said vehicle for labor, but may not charge more than twenty percent over the actual cost of labor.”

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