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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 887        FILED ON: 1/19/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 926


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Timothy R. Madden


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 speed limits .






Timothy R. Madden

Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket

William N. Brownsberger


Michael O. Moore


Sarah K. Peake

4th Barnstable

Joyce A. Spiliotis

12th Essex

Martha M. Walz

8th Suffolk

James Arciero

2nd Middlesex

Gailanne M. Cariddi

1st Berkshire

Karen E. Spilka


Alice K. Wolf

25th Middlesex

HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 887        FILED ON: 1/19/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 926

By Mr. Madden of Nantucket, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 926) of Timothy R. Madden and others relative to speed limits .  Transportation. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the Year Two Thousand Eleven



An Act relative to speed limits .


              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 hereby amended by inserting after the definition of “Heavy duty platform trailer”, the following new definition:-

              “Historic district”, a group of buildings, properties or sites of land that have been designated historically or architecturally significant by the local city or town.

              SECTION 2.  Section 17 of said chapter 90, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 13, the words “or (4)” and inserting in place thereof the following:-

              “(4) inside a designated historic district at a rate of speed exceeding the rate established by the local municipality, or (5)”.

              SECTION 3, This act shall take effect upon its passage.


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