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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 363         FILED ON: 1/14/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 900


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Jennifer E. Benson


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 amending the Junior Operator Law.






Jennifer E. Benson

37th Middlesex

Carolyn C. Dykema

8th Middlesex

Martin J. Walsh

13th Suffolk

William N. Brownsberger


Jennifer L. Flanagan


David B. Sullivan

6th Bristol

Denise Andrews

2nd Franklin

Sonia Chang-Diaz


Cory Atkins

14th Middlesex

James J. Dwyer

30th Middlesex

HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 363        FILED ON: 1/14/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 900

By Ms. Jennifer  E. Benson of Lunenburg, petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 00900) of Martin  J. Walsh and others relative to civil motor vehicle infraction by a junior operator who is not emancipated . Joint Committee on Transportation.

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts


In the Year Two Thousand Eleven



An Act Relative to amending the Junior Operator Law.

              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 8 of chapter 90 of the General Laws, as  amended by sections 4 and 5 of chapter 155 of the acts of 2010 , and section 3 of chapter 190 of the acts of 2010,  is hereby further amended by inserting, after the seventh paragraph, the following paragraph:-

              Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, a police officer who issues a written warning or a citation to a junior operator for a civil motor vehicle infraction or for a criminal motor vehicle law violation, shall mail a copy of the warning or citation by first class mail to the junior operator’s parent or guardian if the junior operator is not an emancipated minor.

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