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The 193rd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts


Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to require forthwith local approval prior to the imposition of parking fees on department of conservation and recreation roads, 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.  The first paragraph of section 37 of chapter 92 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2018 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following 2 sentences:- No such rule or regulation shall provide for the collection of any charge or fee for parking on any boulevard, roadway, parkway, way or any portion thereof, under the jurisdictional care, custody or control of the commissioner, between regularly established curb lines or that part, exclusive of shoulders, improved and intended to be open and used for vehicular traffic by the public on a public way unless the commissioner has received prior approval from the local appropriating authority, as defined in section 21C of chapter 59, of the municipality in whose boundaries such charge or fee is collected on or after January 1, 2021. Any municipal approval of any rule or regulation providing for the collection of such charge or fee for parking prior to January 1, 2021 shall be inoperative for the purposes of this section.

SECTION 2.  This act shall take effect as of July 1, 2021.


House of Representatives, September 23, 2021.

This Bill having been returned by His Excellency the Governor with his objections thereto in writing (see House 4051) has been passed by the  House of Representatives, notwithstanding  said objections, two-thirds of the House (130 yeas to 29 nays) having agreed to pass the same.

Sent to the Senate for its action.

 Ronald Mariano, Speaker.

Steven T. James, Clerk.


Senate, September 30, 2021.

Passed by the Senate, notwithstanding the objections of His Excellency the Governor, two-thirds of the members present (37 yeas to 1 nays) having approved the same.

 Karen E. Spilka, President.

Michael D. Hurley, Clerk. 

Office of the Secretary.
October 21, 2021.