Public Hearing Notice

Public Hearing Notice Public Hearing on Proposed Amendments to 540 CMR 2.00 – Motor Vehicle Regulations & 540 CMR 23.00 - Licensing, Certification and Operating Requirements for Professional Driving School Instructors

December 2, 2022 at 11:00 a.m.

Overview of Public Hearing on Proposed Amendments to 540 CMR 2.00 – Motor Vehicle Regulations & 540 CMR 23.00 - Licensing, Certification and Operating Requirements for Professional Driving School Instructors

Notice is hereby given pursuant to M.G.L. c. 30A, § 2, that the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, Registry of Motor Vehicles Division ("RMV") will hold a virtual public hearing on Friday, December 2, 2022, beginning at 11:00 a.m. relative to the adoption of amendments to the following regulations:

540 CMR 2.00 — Motor Vehicle regulations
540 CMR 23.00 — Licensing, certification and operating requirements for professional driving school instructors

The purpose of 540 CMR 2.00 is to promote and protect public safety by ensuring the proper administration of motor vehicle registrations and Massachusetts driving and identification credentials, including noncommercial, commercial and professional school transport driver's licenses. The purpose of 540 CMR 23.00 is to regulate the licensing and operation of professional driving schools. The proposed amendments are chiefly intended to implement the provisions of An Act Relative to Work and Family Mobility, St. 2022, c. 81, which takes effect on July 1, 2023, in addition to other changes and technical edits.

The RMV is holding this hearing remotely on the date and time specified above. To join the hearing, register online at: https://www.mass.gov/orgs/massachusetts-department-of-transportation/events.

Individuals who notify MassDOT of their intent to testify during the hearing will be afforded an earlier opportunity to speak. Speakers are strongly encouraged to notify MassDOT of their intention to testify at the hearing by emailing Matthew.Landry@dot.state.ma.us with the subject line "Regulation Hearing Comment – 540 CMR 2.00."

Individuals may also submit written testimony by emailing Matthew.Landry@dot.state.ma.us with the subject line "Regulation Hearing Comment – 540 CMR 2.00" or by mail to:

Matthew P. Landry, Esq.
Chief Legal Counsel
Registry of Motor Vehicles
10 Park Plaza, Suite 3510
Boston, Massachusetts 02116

All written comments must be submitted by 8:00 pm on Friday, December 2, 2022.

A current draft of the proposed actions may be obtained by visiting the above hyperlink.

This hearing is accessible to participants with disabilities. For accommodation or language assistance requests, please contact MassDOT's Chief Diversity & Civil Rights Officer by phone at (857) 368-8580, TTD/TTY at (857) 266 0603, fax (857) 368 0602 or by email to MassDOT.CivilRights@dot.state.ma.us. Requests should be made as soon as possible, ideally at least ten business days before the hearing.

The RMV may adopt a revised version of the proposed action taking into account relevant comments received and any other practical alternatives that come to its attention.

Additional Resources for Public Hearing on Proposed Amendments to 540 CMR 2.00 – Motor Vehicle Regulations & 540 CMR 23.00 - Licensing, Certification and Operating Requirements for Professional Driving School Instructors

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