Boston businesses may soon face steep fines if they do not properly remove snow from their sidewalks.
A new proposal would raise the state cap on fines imposed for uncleared snow on sidewalks from $300 to a maximum of $1,500.
Rep. Dan Hunt’s bill applies to owners of large properties and would not apply to apartment buildings with six or fewer units.
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This fine increase will also be applied to professional snow removers that dump large amounts of snow into a public street.
The bill has been sent to Gov. Charlie Baker, who has until January 1 to take action on the bill.