Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
Section 8G of chapter 26 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 1988 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following paragraph:-
Whenever an appraiser determines that a motor vehicle is damaged such that (a) it may no longer meet the safety standards established by the registrar of motor vehicles under section seven A of chapter ninety; or (b), it may no longer comply with the motor vehicle emission standards established by the commissioner of environmental quality engineering under section one hundred and forty-two J of chapter one hundred and eleven, then the appraiser shall remove the certificate of inspection from the vehicle and no new certificate of inspection shall be issued for such vehicle unless, upon reinspection of the vehicle pursuant to section seven V of said chapter ninety by an approved inspection station, such vehicle meets said safety standards and is otherwise in compliance with motor vehicle emission standards. The registrar of motor vehicles shall establish rules and regulations for the enforcement of this paragraph.