Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. Section 20 of chapter 90 of the General Laws, as appearing in section 83 of chapter 557 of the acts of 1986, is hereby amended by inserting after the word "period", in line 7, the words:- ; provided, however, that any person convicted of operating a motor vehicle without having been issued a license by the registrar shall be punished by a fine of not less than one hundred nor more than two hundred dollars.
SECTION 2. Section 21 of said chapter 90 is hereby amended by striking out the first paragraph, as appearing in section 1 of chapter 794 of the acts of 1985, and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-
Any officer authorized to make arrests may arrest without a warrant and keep in custody for not more than twenty-four hours, unless a Saturday, Sunday or a legal holiday intervenes, any person who, while operating a motor vehicle on any way, as defined in section one, violates the provisions of the first paragraph of section ten of chapter ninety. Any arrest made pursuant to this paragraph shall be deemed an arrest for the criminal offense or offenses involved and not for any civil motor vehicle infraction arising out of the same incident.