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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 865         FILED ON: 1/19/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 946


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Carl M. Sciortino, Jr.


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 license plates for carsharing vehicles.






Carl M. Sciortino, Jr.

34th Middlesex

Thomas P. Kennedy


Martha M. Walz

8th Suffolk

Jay R. Kaufman

15th Middlesex

Denise Provost

27th Middlesex

Cory Atkins

14th Middlesex

Denise Andrews

2nd Franklin

HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 865        FILED ON: 1/19/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 946

By Mr. Carl  M. Sciortino of Medford, petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 00946) of Carl  M. Sciortino and others that the Registrar of Motor Vehicles be authorized to promulgate rules for the regulation of car-sharing organizations in the Commonwealth. Joint Committee on Transportation.


SEE HOUSE, NO. 3325 OF 2009-2010.]

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts


In the Year Two Thousand Eleven



An Act relative to license plates for carsharing vehicles.

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

              Chapter 90 of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding after section 32E½ the following section:-

              Section 32E ¾: (a) As used in this section, “carsharing organization” means a corporation or cooperative that owns a fleet of one or more cars, parked in common areas and retains a membership base that has exclusive access to the fleet on a timed basis. The registrar of motor vehicles shall promulgate regulations to further define “carsharing organization” as necessary.

              (b) Vehicles in the fleet of a carsharing organization shall be permitted to bear residential license plates as issued by the registrar of motor vehicles under Section 2 of Chapter 90.             

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