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The 190th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT RELATIVE TO MBTA FARE INCREASES

     Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to provide for limits on MBTA fare increases, 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 61 of chapter 46 of the acts of 2013 is hereby amended by striking out subsection (d) and inserting in place thereof the following subsection:-
(d)  Fares shall not be increased more than once in a 24-month period.  No fare shall be increased greater than 7 per cent during a 24-month period.  For the purposes of this section, “fare” shall mean an amount paid by a user including, but not limited to, the cost of any single-ride price for a mode, the cost of a pass and any discount from the cost of a single-ride price or the cost of pass, regardless of fare payment type, product or media.
    SECTION 2.  This act shall take effect on January 1, 2017.

Approved, July 22, 2016.