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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2197        FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2059


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Bradley H. Jones, 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 public transit users.






Bradley H. Jones, Jr.

20th Middlesex

Donald F. Humason, Jr.

4th Hampden

F. Jay Barrows

1st Bristol

Shaunna O'Connell

3rd Bristol

George T. Ross

2nd Bristol

Donald H. Wong

9th Essex

Sheila C. Harrington

1st Middlesex

Matthew A. Beaton

11th Worcester

Kimberly N. Ferguson

1st Worcester

Steven L. Levy

4th Middlesex

Bruce E. Tarr


Paul K. Frost

7th Worcester

George N. Peterson, Jr.

9th Worcester

Elizabeth A. Poirier

14th Bristol

Viriato Manuel deMacedo

1st Plymouth

HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2197        FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2059

By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2059) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others for legislation to provide for reductions in motor vehicle insurance charges for certain public transit users.  Financial Services. 


SEE HOUSE, NO. 926 OF 2009-2010.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the Year Two Thousand Eleven



An Act relative to public transit users.


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

              Section 113B of chapter 175 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, as most recently amended by chapter 155 of the Acts of 2009, is hereby amended by inserting after the sixth paragraph the following paragraph: -

              In fixing and establishing classification of risks, the commissioner shall provide for appropriate reductions in the premium charges for those insurance holders who present less risk by taking public transit.  The eligible commuters are determined by those who provide insurers with evidence of seven months of commuter passes from a qualified transit system, as determined by the insurer and who do not drive their automobile to work or school more than ten days per month.  The commissioner shall establish a specific reduction of a minimum of 20 per cent in total premium charges for these eligible public transit commuters.

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