Bills of Interest

2021-2022 192nd General Court

Below is a list of bills that MAAC has identified as interesting to Auto enthusiasts. You can click on each bill and it will take you to the Massachusetts State site.  There you can read a bill details, or see the latest status.  If you think we have missed something, drop us an email.

MAAC reviews proposed bills as they are submitted and categorizes them based on their impact to the car hobby.  Bills that promote or improve the car hobby are denoted as “supported.” Bills that will have a detrimental impact on the hobby are denoted as “not supported.” Bills which do not directly affect the hobby but are important for the public to be aware of, are denoted as “Watching”

S.2330 & H.3484 Acts relative to year of manufacture registration plates
Allowing for Year of Manufacture Plates to be restored.
Anne M. Gobi (Senator)- Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire and Middlesex
James K. Hawkins (Representative) – Second Bristol-Attleboro Wards 1, 2, Ward 3:Precinct A, Wards 4, 5, 6.
Steven S. Howitt (Representative) – Fourth Bristol -Norton: Precincts 1, 2; Rehoboth; Seekonk; Swansea: Precincts 4, 5.
Status: Committee on Transportation – Hearing 6/2 at 1PM
H.3600 An Act relative to duplicate license plates
Requiring the registry to offer an option to people with a duplicate plate to someone else.
William M. Straus (Representative) – 10th Bristol
Status:
S.2322 & H.3496 Acts relative to historic route designations
Rt3, Rt6, and Rt20 would become historic routes.
Paul R. Feeney – Bristol and Norfolk
James K. Hawkins (Representative) – Second Bristol-Attleboro Wards 1, 2, Ward 3:Precinct A, Wards 4, 5, 6.
Steven S. Howitt (Representative) – Fourth Bristol -Norton: Precincts 1, 2; Rehoboth; Seekonk; Swansea: Precincts 4, 5.
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Transportation
H.3498 & H.3603 Acts relative to antique motor vehicle inspections
Exemption for vehicles 75 years and older from yearly inspection
William M. Straus (Representative) – 10th Bristol
Steven S. Howitt (Representative) – Fourth Bristol -Norton: Precincts 1, 2; Rehoboth; Seekonk; Swansea: Precincts 4, 5.
Status: Referred to Committee on Transportation – Hearing 6/2 at 1PM
H.3533
An Act relative to green and white number plates
Instructing the registrar to issue one license plate rather than two
Paul W. Mark (Representative) – Second Berkshire, Consisting of Dalton; Hinsdale; Peru; Pittsfield: Ward 1: Precinct B; Savoy; Windsor; Bernardston (Franklin Co.); Charlemont (Franklin Co.); Colrain (Franklin Co.); Greenfield (Franklin Co.); Hawley (Franklin Co.); Heath (Franklin Co.); Leyden (Franklin Co.); Monroe (Franklin Co.); Northfield (Franklin Co.); Rowe (Franklin Co.).
Status: Referred to Committee on Transportation
H.3040 An Act relative to the sales tax of motor vehicles
Value of a “Classic or Antique” vehicle would be based on the sale price
Smitty Pignatelli (Representative) – Fourth Berkshire, Consisting of Alford; Becket; Egremont; Great Barrington; Lee; Lenox; Monterey; Mount Washington; New Marlborough; Otis; Richmond; Sandisfield; Sheffield; Stockbridge; Tyringham; Washington; West Stockbridge; Blandford (Hampden Co.); Russell (Hampden Co.); Tolland (Hampden Co.).
Status: Referred to the committee on Revenue
H.3551 An Act relative to private sale requirements for used vehicles
Requiring registry to provide an approved bill of sale form for use by private sellers.
David K. Muradian, Jr. (Representative) – Ninth Worcester, Consisting of Grafton; Northbridge; Upton.
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Transportation
H.341 & S.166 & H.457 An Acts relative to private sale requirements for used vehicles
Requiring Auto manufactures to provide diagnostic information about vehicles
Claire D. Cronin (Representative) – Eleventh Plymouth, consisting of Brockton: Ward 1, Ward 3: Precinct D, Ward 7: Precincts C, D; Easton: Precincts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 (Bristol Co.)
Michael D. Brady (Senator)- Second Plymouth and Bristol – Consisting of the city of Brockton and the towns of East Bridgewater, precincts 1 to 3, inclusive, Halifax, Hanover, Hanson, Plympton and Whitman, all in the county of Plymouth; and the town of Easton, precincts 1 and 2, in the county of Bristol.
Todd M. Smola (Representative) – First Hampden, Consisting of Brimfield; Holland; Palmer; Wales; Ware: Precincts B, C (Hampshire Co.); Sturbridge (Worcester Co.); Warren (Worcester Co.)
Status: Referred to the committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure
S.2360 An Act relative to Autocycles
Requiring registry to approved three wheeled enclosed vhicles.
Michael O. Moore (Senitor) – Second Worcester — Consisting of the towns of Auburn, Grafton, Leicester, Millbury, Northbridge, precincts 2 and 4, Shrewsbury and Upton and the city of Worcester, wards 5 to 7, inclusive, and ward 8, precincts 1 and 5 in the county of Worcester.
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Transportation
S.2312 An Act relative to motor vehicle excise taxes
Requiring that the Registry inform the excise tax town know that a vehicle has been sold out of state.
Diana DiZoglio (Senator) – First Essex — Consisting of the cities of Haverhill and Newburyport and the towns of Amesbury, Merrimac, Methuen, North Andover, precincts 1 to 4, inclusive, and Salisbury in the county of Essex.
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Transportation

Bills MAAC is watching

H.2426  An Act relative to automated enforcement
Legalizing speed cameras based on town/city approval
Michelle L. Ciccolo – Fifteenth Middlesex, Consisting of Lexington; Woburn: Wards 1, 7
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security
S.2316  An Act relative to the registration and insurance of motorized scooters in the Commonwealth
Requiring that the registry issue license plate and require insurance for motorized scooters.
Diana DiZoglio (By Request) (Senator) – First Essex — Consisting of the cities of Haverhill and Newburyport and the towns of Amesbury, Merrimac, Methuen, North Andover, precincts 1 to 4, inclusive, and Salisbury in the county of Essex.
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Transportation

Bills from previous General Courts