Bills of Interest

2019-2020 191st 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.2093 (SD.959)
An Act relative to year of manufacture registration plates
Allowing for Year of Manufacture Plates to be restored.
Anne M. Gobi – Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire and Middlesex
Status:Joint Committee on Transportation
✓S.2084 (SD.947)
An Act relative to street rods and custom vehicles
Commonly referred to as the “Hot rod” bill.
Anne M. Gobi – Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire and Middlesex
Status: Joint Committee on Transportation
✓S.2080 (SD.1312)  
An Act relative to historic route designations
Rt3, Rt6, and Rt20 would become historic routes.
Paul R. Feeney – Bristol and Norfolk
Status: Joint Committee on Transportation
✓H.3140 (HD.1222)  
An Act relative to antique motor vehicle inspections
Exemption for vehicles 75 years and older with YOM or Antique plates from yearly inspection
William M. Straus – 10th Bristol
Status: Joint Committee on Transportation
✓H.2591 (HD.803)  
An Act relative to the sales tax of motor vehicles
Sales tax based on Condition of Vehicle rather than blue book value
Smitty Pignatelli  – 4th Berkshire
S✓S.2041 (SD.436)
An Act relative to motor vehicle registration plates
Single Plate on the rear of the vehicle
William N. Brownsberger – Second Suffolk and Middlesex
Status: Joint Committee on Transportation
✓S.1752 (SD.1129)  
An Act eliminating the excise tax on automobiles
Removing the excise tax on Automobiles
Patrick M. O’Connor  – Plymouth and Norfolk
Status:Joint Committee on Revenue
✓S.2133 (SD.832)  
An Act relative to temporary registration plates
Temporary plates when purchasing a outside of the Commonwealth
Michael F. Rush – Norfolk and Suffolk
Status: Joint Committee on Transportation
✓S.2143 (SD.638)  
An Act establishing the Blue Star Family license plate
License plate indicating an officer killed in the line of duty’s family
Bruce E. Tarr – First Essex and Middlesex
Status: Joint Committee on Transportation

Bills MAAC is watching

SD.1461  An Act relative to automated enforcement
Legalizing speed cameras based on town/city approval
William N. Brownsberger – Second Suffolk and Middlesex
Note: MAAC believes that this will not pass but is important to watch
Status: Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security
S.1642 (SD.281)  An Act relative to the motor vehicle sales tax
Sales tax based on date of registration.
Diana DiZoglio – First Essex
Status:Joint Committee on Revenue
H.3095 (HD.2312) An Act relative to motor vehicle emission and safety inspection
Requiring staggered inspection for only commercial motor vehicles
Mathew J. Muratore – 1st Plymouth
Status: Joint Committee on Transportation
SD.697  An Act relative to vehicle recalls
requiring dealers to tell owns of recall on their vehicle
HD.1543  An Act relative to combustible gas detectors
Requiring flammable detectors in houses and garages
SD.1530  An Act relative to a clean transportation future
Requiring Commonwealth to move to clean energy
Status: Joint Committee on Transportation
SD.701  An Act relative to the compulsory automobile insurance limits
Setting higher minimums on insurance.
HD.652  An Act to regulate license plate tracking
Defining the use of plate information to protect privacy
SD.815  An Act relative to safety of officers
Requiring interior lights in automobiles to be on during stops

Bills from previous General Courts