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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT PROMOTING ENVIRONMENTALLY SOUND TRANSPORTATION OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to provide forthwith further regulations relative to weight limitations for certain vehicles, 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:
        SECTION 1.  Section 19A of chapter 90 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after the word “chassis”, in line 126, as appearing in the 2012 Official Edition, the following words:- ; provided further, that such a vehicle operating under a general registration and general registration number plate issued to a farmer pursuant to section 5 may carry up to its gross vehicle weight rating.
        SECTION 2.  The registrar of motor vehicles shall promulgate rules and regulations necessary to carry out section 1.
        SECTION 3.  Section 1 shall take effect March 1, 2015.

Approved, January 8, 2015.