AN ACT INCREASING THE FINE FOR PARKING IN POSTED BUS STOPS.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same as follows:
SECTION 1. Section 20A of chapter 90 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2006 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “thereafter”, in line 88, the following words:- ; provided, however, that the fine for the violation of parking a motor vehicle within a posted bus stop shall be $100.
SECTION 2. Section 20A½ of said chapter 90, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “that”, in line 73, the following words:- the fine for the violation of parking a motor vehicle within a posted bus stop shall be $100; and provided further, that.
SECTION 3. Section 46 of chapter 161A of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by adding the following paragraph:-
The authority may promulgate rules and regulations concerning any posted authority bus stops throughout the authority service area. The authority, in consultation with the registry of motor vehicles, shall develop a uniform citation for the violation of parking a motor vehicle within a posted authority bus stop and all such citations issued by the authority shall be processed by the authority and the revenue generated from those citations shall be distributed equally between the authority and the municipality in which the citation was issued. Nothing in this section shall impair a municipality’s authority to issue citations for parking in a posted bus stop within that municipality. All citations for parking in a posted bus stop issued by a municipality shall be processed by the municipality and the municipality shall retain all the revenue generated by the citations. Not more than 1 citation shall be issued to the same vehicle for parking in a posted bus stop within a 24-hour period. If a Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority police officer tows a vehicle, the tow shall be completed in a manner consistent with the towing policies and procedures of the municipality in which the illegally parked vehicle is located.
SECTION 4. If a municipality and the authority have entered into an agreement concerning the issuance of citations for parking in a posted bus stop before the effective date of section 3, the terms of that agreement shall control until the termination of that agreement.
Approved January 7, 2009