Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same as follows:
Section 4 of chapter 317 of the acts of 1974, as amended by chapter 85 of the acts of 2006, is hereby further amended by inserting after the second paragraph the following paragraph:-
Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the board shall have authority to adopt, alter or repeal rules and regulations relative to the operation, licensing or permitting of any valet parking service that utilizes any part of a town-controlled public way, public off-street parking area, or public property for the movement, transport, parking, standing, storage, pick-up, drop-off, or delivery of a motor vehicle, if it determines, by a vote of at least 4 members that such actions serve the public safety, welfare, environment or convenience. For the purposes of this section, a “valet parking service” shall mean a parking service offered, with or without a fee, to an operator or owner of a motor vehicle who is a patron, customer, visitor, employee, guest, invitee or licensee of any restaurant, store, hotel, club, business, institution or commercial establishment wherein the operator or owner delivers possession or control of the motor vehicle to an attendant commonly known as a valet who then transports, parks, stores, retrieves or delivers the motor vehicle.
Approved December 17, 2008