Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to encourage forthwith the use of commuter shuttles and public transportation in the commonwealth, thereby saving energy, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and reducing dependence on foreign oil, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same as follows:
Chapter 40 of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out section 22C, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, and inserting in place thereof the following section:-
Section 22C. Any city or town, having installed parking meters or coin-operated locking devices for bicycle parking under section 22A, may install parking meters in municipally owned or leased off-street parking lots and other devices for controlling the off-street parking lots. Those cities and towns may use any receipts from those parking meters and other devices for the purpose of purchase or lease of additional parking lots, the care and maintenance of the parking lots, the purchase or lease of a commuter shuttle or commuter shuttle services between the parking lots and available public transportation, the care and maintenance of public transportation station accessibility improvements and in general for traffic control or traffic safety purposes, including payment for public liability coverage in connection with the purchase, lease and use of the municipally owned or leased parking lots and commuter shuttles or commuter shuttle services.
Approved, January 8, 2013.