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The 190th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT PROTECTING BICYCLISTS IN BICYCLE LANES.

      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.  Chapter 89 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 4C the following section:-
      Section 4D.  The operator of a motor vehicle shall not stand or park the vehicle upon an on-street path or lane designated by an official sign or marking for the exclusive use of bicycles, except in a case of emergency.
      SECTION 2.  The first paragraph of section 5 of said chapter 89, as appearing in the 2014 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following sentence:- Whoever violates section 4D shall, upon complaint made within 3 months after the commission of the offense, forfeit not more than $50.
      SECTION 3.  Said section 5 of said chapter 89, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 10, the words “four C” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- 4D.
      SECTION 4. Said section 5 of said chapter 89, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by adding the following paragraph:-
      A violation of section 4D shall not be considered a conviction of a moving violation of the motor vehicle laws for the purpose of determining a surcharge on a motor vehicle premium pursuant to section 113B of chapter 175.

Approved, January 13, 2017