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Monthly Archives: February 2010

Bullying Legislation Moves Forward Posted on Feb 24

The Joint Committee on Education yesterday voiced their support for H483, An Act Relative to the Prevention of Bullying, together with S228, An Act Relative to Bullying. The bill, which contains provisions that address both traditional bullying and cyberbullying, now moves to the Senate. According   …Continue Reading Bullying Legislation Moves Forward

Changes to credit card laws Posted on Feb 17

February 22 marks the effective date of the new federal law regulating credit card disclosure called the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility, and Disclosure (CARD) Act of 2009. Among other things, the act requires the lender to notify you 45 days before any changes to your   …Continue Reading Changes to credit card laws

New law extends reach of restraining order. Posted on Feb 10

Massachusetts has a new law extending protection to victims of harassment. The new law, chapter 258E of the General laws is for victims of harassment which are often not persons covered under our existing 209A protective restraining order statute. The complainant should have experienced 3   …Continue Reading New law extends reach of restraining order.

Low-Speed Vehicles Posted on Feb 3

Since last July, Massachusetts has had a law (MGL c.90, s.1F-1I, added by St.2008, c.523) which allows operation of low-speed vehicles (those that do not travel more than 25 mph) on certain roads, and also requires registration of those vehicles. Yet, according to Sunday’s Boston   …Continue Reading Low-Speed Vehicles