This Massachusetts law provides that vehicles transporting equines must have a special license plate. Also, the use of multiple deck vehicles or the so-called "possum belly" vehicle used in the transportation of equine animals is prohibited.
§ 46. License plates for vehicles transporting equine animals
Each vehicle used for the transportation of equine animals by any person engaged in the business of dealing with such animals, when operated on any way, shall bear a metal license plate, attached to the side of the vehicle to the left of the person operating or driving the same, such plate to be furnished by the director on the payment of a fee of five dollars. Said plate shall be valid for the term for which the license is granted, but shall be returned to the director on revocation of said license. The use of multiple deck vehicles or the so-called "possum belly" vehicle used in the transportation of equine animals is prohibited.
Added by St.1977, c. 857.
§ 48. Violations, penalties
Whoever violates any provisions of section forty-five to forty-seven, inclusive, or any rule or regulation made under section forty-five shall be punished for the first offense by a fine of not more than one hundred dollars and for any subsequent offense by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars, or by imprisonment for not more than two and one half years, or both.