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SENATE PASSES BILL TARGETING HANDICAPPED PARKING FRAUD

A bill authorizing the Registry of Motor Vehicles to investigate charges that someone falsely obtained a handicapped parking placard and allowing the RMV to require documentation to verify the stated reasons for a placard unanimously cleared the Massachusetts Senate on Thursday. The bill (S 2168) now heads to the House.

Sen. Eileen Donoghue, a Lowell Democrat who sponsored the bill, said it would increase accessible parking for people with disabilities by weeding out those who improperly use plates and placards to take spots reserved for others.


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