Full Statute Name:  Massachusetts General Laws Annotated. Part I. Administration of the Government (Ch. 1-182). Title XIV. Public Ways and Works (Ch. 81-92b). Chapter 90. Motor Vehicles and Aircraft. § 22H. Safe transportation of animals

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Primary Citation:  M.G.L.A. 90 § 22H Country of Origin:  United States Last Checked:  June, 2017 Alternate Citation:  MA ST 90 § 22H Date Adopted:  1997
Summary: In Massachusetts, transporting an animal in the back of a motor vehicle on a public way unless such space is enclosed or has side and tail racks to a height of at least 46 inches extending vertically from the floor, the animal is cross tethered to the vehicle, the animal is protected by a secured container or cage or the animal is otherwise protected in a manner which will prevent the animal from being thrown or from falling or jumping from the vehicle results in a fine of not less than $50.
Statute Text: 

No person shall transport an animal in the back of a motor vehicle in a space intended for a load on the vehicle on a public way unless such space is enclosed or has side and tail racks to a height of at least 46 inches extending vertically from the floor, the animal is cross tethered to the vehicle, the animal is protected by a secured container or cage or the animal is otherwise protected in a manner which will prevent the animal from being thrown or from falling or jumping from the vehicle. Whoever violates the provisions of this section shall be punished by a fine of not less than $50.

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Added by St.1997, c. 233.

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