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State Senate Passes Bill Banning Cell Phone Use While Driving
The Massachusetts Senate passed legislation today that will prohibit the use of handheld mobile devices while driving, unless they are in hands-free mode.
The so-called "Distracted Driving bill" was spearheaded by Senator Mark Montigny of New Bedford, a longtime advocate of the proh…
Koczera Proposing Bill Requiring Boating Safety Course, Licensing
If people need to take safety courses before driving a motor vehicle, then one State Representative thinks boaters should have to do the same.
State Representative Robert Koczera of New Bedford is pushing for legislation that would require all motorboat operators in Massachusetts to undergo a safety …
Abreu: Pot Tax Bill ‘Spits in the Face of Democracy’
The chairman of New Bedford's committee designed to help the city implement the sale of recreational marijuana thinks the proposed bill to raise the taxes on pot sales from 12 percent to 28 percent should go up in smoke.
"This just kind of spits in the face of democracy," New Bedford City C…
Cellphone Ban Moves Forward on Beacon Hill
A bill that would prohibit all use of hand-held cellphones by motorists in Massachusetts has moved forward on Beacon Hill.
The measure has been endorsed by the Legislature's transportation committee and was given preliminary approval in the House on Wednesday without debate...

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