The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

In the Year Two Thousand and One

Senate Bill 1267

(Morrissey)

AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE HELMET LAW STANDARDS
Be it enacted by the Senate and the House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of same, as follows:

Section 1. Section 7 of Chapter 90 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is herby amended by adding the following words at the end of said paragraph:...

In accordance with the Federal laws as stated in Section 1392(d) of the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1966, no citations or fines shall be issued to any motorcycle operator or passenger who is wearing a helmet that may not be in conformity with protective headgear standard set forth by the registrar unless (a) a determination of non-compliance for said helmet model has been issued by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration: (b) a manufacturer recall of said helmet model has been issued because of non-compliance with FMVSS 218: and (c) there is proof that the operator has actual knowledge of a determination of non-conformity with federal standards and of a manufacturer recall of said helmet because of non-compliance with the protective headgear standard set forth by the registrar.


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