The Massachusetts State Senate has passed Senate Bill 2261, An Act relative to the licensure of motor vehicle inspection stations, which, if passed by the House and signed into law, would allow more franchised auto dealerships to conduct motor vehicle inspections.

The bill creates a statutory requirement for the Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) to grant an inspection facility license to any franchised new car dealer that meets the rules and regulations established by the Registrar and invests at least $2.5 million in a new facility or the rehabilitation of an existing facility.

By including a $2.5 million investment threshold for eligibility, the Senate hopes to protect small shops who rely on inspection business for a large percentage of their monthly revenue and maintains the RMV’s efforts to prevent a glut of inspection licenses in Massachusetts.

You can review the full text of the bill here.  Please contact our office to comment on the bill via the form below.

The bill now moves to the House of Representatives for consideration.


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