Skip to Content

SENATE DOCKET, NO. 602        FILED ON: 12/30/2008

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 178

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

_______________

PRESENTED BY:

Bruce E. Tarr

_______________

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 passage of the accompanying bill:

An Act to reduce the furnishing or procuring of alcohol to a mino r by an adult

_______________

PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Bruce E. Tarr

First Essex and Middlesex

Jonathan Blodgett

10 Federal Street

Salem, MA 01970

Richard R. Tisei

Middlesex and Essex

Michael R. Knapik

Second Hampden and Hampshire

Robert L. Hedlund

Plymouth and Norfolk

Scott P. Brown

Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex


[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE SENATE, NO. S00225 OF .]

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

_______________

In the Year Two Thousand and Nine

_______________



 

An Act to reduce the furnishing or procuring of alcohol to a minor by an adult.


 

              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 3 4 of Chapter 138 of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding after the word “both” in line 17 the following phrase: - “A conviction or an admission of sufficient facts to a violation of this section shall be reported forthwith to the registrar of motor vehicles by the court.   Upon receipt of such notice, the registrar shall thereupon suspend for not less than 60 days and not more than two years the violators license or right to operate a motor vehicle; provided further that any person whose license is t erminated under this section may apply for and shall be granted a hearing before the registrar for the purpose of requesting the issuance of a new license for employment or education purposes, which license shall be valid for a period of not more than one year, and which shall be effective for not more than an identical twelve hour period every day on the grounds of hardship and a showing by the person that the causes of the present and past violations have been dealt with, and the registrar may, in his dis cretion, issue such license under such terms and conditions as he deems appropriate and necessary; and provided, further, that such person may, after the expiration of one year from the date of conviction, apply for and shall be granted a hearing before th e registrar for the purpose of requesting the issuance of a new license on a limited basis on the grounds of hardship and a showing by the person that the causes of the present and past violations have been dealt with or brought under control and the regis trar may, in his discretion, issue such a license under such terms and conditions as he deems appropriate and necessary .   Persons serving or distributing alcoholic beverages pursuant to sections 12 and 15 pf chapter 138 of the General Laws shall not be sub ject to the provisions of this act.

SECTION 2.   Section 34D of Chapter 138 of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding, after the word “alcohol” in line 7, the following: -

“and the penalties set forth in Section 34 of this chapter for the sale, deliv ery or furnishing of alcoholic beverages to persons under the age of 21.”

The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The General Court provides this information as a public service and while we endeavor to keep the data accurate and current to the best of our ability, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

Error