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(a) Whoever falsely makes, alters, forges, or counterfeits a certificate of title or salvage title; or alters or forges an assignment of a certificate of title or salvage title, or supporting documents, or an assignment or release of a security interest on a certificate of title or a form the registrar prescribes; or has possession of or uses a certificate of title or salvage title, knowing it to have been altered, forged, or counterfeited; or uses a false or fictitious name or address, or makes a material false statement or fails to disclose a security interest, or conceals any other material fact, in an application for a certificate of title or salvage title; or supporting documents, shall be punished by a fine of not more than one thousand dollars or by imprisonment in the state prison for not more than five years, or in a jail or house of correction for not more than two years, or both.
(b) Whoever permits another not entitled thereto, to use or have possession of a certificate of title or salvage title or fails to mail or deliver a certificate of title, salvage title or application therefor to the registrar within ten days after the time required by this chapter, or whoever fails to deliver to the transferee or the registrar a certificate of title or salvage title within ten days after the time required by this chapter, or violates any other provision of the chapter, except as provided for in paragraph (a), shall be punished by a fine of not less than five hundred dollars nor more than one thousand dollars or by imprisonment in a jail or house of correction for not more than six months, or both.
(c) Notwithstanding subsections (a) and (b), a lienholder who is found to be in violation of section 24 in accordance with the procedures set forth in section 24A shall be punished by a fine of not less than $500 for a first offense. For each successive violation, the fine shall not be less than $1,000 nor more than $2,000; but, if the lienholder has been cited and punished by the registrar for noncompliance 5 or more times in the preceding 12 month period, the penalty shall not be less than $5,000 for each subsequent offense.
(a) Any rates, rating schedules or rating manuals for the liability, personal injury protection and collision coverages of a motor vehicle insurance policy submitted to or filed with the insurance commissioner shall provide for an appropriate reduction in premium charges as to such coverages for a three-year period after the principal operator of the covered vehicle successfully completes a motor vehicle accident avoidance course, of at least four hours in duration, utilizing a nationally recognized driver training curriculum or a curriculum approved by a state or federal agency. The rates, rating schedule or rating manuals required by this subsection shall be submitted to or filed with the commissioner of insurance at the time of the next regular filing with the commissioner after the effective date of this act. Any premium reduction used by an insurer shall be presumed appropriate unless credible data demonstrates otherwise. Only one premium reduction shall be allowed for the principal operator of a covered vehicle.
(b) The premium reduction required by this section shall be effective for the principal operator of a covered vehicle for a three-year period after successful completion of the approved course, except that the insurer may require, as a condition of providing and maintaining the discount, that the principal operator of a covered vehicle not be involved in an accident for which the operator is at fault, nor be convicted of more than one moving violation for a three-year period after course completion.
(c) Individuals who successfully complete the approved course shall be issued a certificate by the organization offering the course that shall be used to qualify for the premium reduction required by this section.
(d) This section shall not apply in the event the approved course is specified by an administrative order of the director of vehicles or by a court order as a result of a moving traffic violation.
(e) Each principal operator of a covered vehicle shall successfully complete an approved course every three years to continue to be eligible for the premium reduction required by this section.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Massachusetts General Laws Part I. Administration of the Government (Ch. 1-182) Ch. 90D, § 32 - last updated January 01, 2020 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ma/part-i-administration-of-the-government-ch-1-182/ma-gen-laws-ch-90d-sect-32/
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