Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. Section 15 of chapter 90 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 1986 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out the last sentence and inserting in place thereof the following sentence:- Whoever violates any provision of this section shall be punished by a fine of not less than one hundred nor more than two hundred dollars.
SECTION 2. Section 93 of chapter 159 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by adding the following two sentences:- Railroad police officers shall have authority to issue citations for violations of section two hundred and eighteen of chapter one hundred and sixty. Said citations shall have the same force and effect as citations issued pursuant to sections two, three, five, seven, nine and ten of chapter ninety.
SECTION 3. Chapter 160 of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out section 218, as so appearing, and inserting in place thereof the following section:-
Section 218. Whoever knowingly, without right is present, stands, or walks, or rides a bicycle, snow vehicle, recreational or other vehicle on the right-of-way, bridge, or other property of, or used or controlled by any railroad corporation, except at a highway or other authorized grade crossing, shall be fined one hundred dollars. Any person violating this section may be arrested without a warrant by any police officer, including railroad police, and proceeded against according to law.
SECTION 4. Said chapter 160 is hereby further amended by striking out section 220, as so appearing, and inserting in place thereof the following section:-
Section 220. Whoever, without right rides or attempts to ride upon a locomotive engine, tender, freight car, caboose, other conveyance or passenger train upon a railroad or upon the trains of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority commuter rail other than as a fare paying passenger, or employee, shall be punished by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars or imprisonment for not more than six months. A sheriff, deputy sheriff, constable, police officer, railroad police officer, or officer appointed with the powers of a railroad police officer, upon view of such offense, may, without a warrant, arrest the offender and make complaint against him therefor.
This section shall not apply to railroad employees while in the discharge of their duties.