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  • PART I ADMINISTRATION OF THE GOVERNMENT
  • TITLE II EXECUTIVE AND ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICERS
    OF THE COMMONWEALTH
  • CHAPTER 6 THE GOVERNOR, LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL, CERTAIN OFFICERS UNDER THE GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL, AND STATE LIBRARY

Section 1 - Salary of governor

Section 2 - Salary of lieutenant governor; term limitation

Section 3 - Salary of council members; term limitation

Section 4 - Traveling expenses of lieutenant governor and council members; term limits

Section 5 - Governor’s assistants; compensation

Section 6 to 7 - Repealed, 2012, 165, Sec. 12

Section 8 - Entertainment of distinguished guests; expenditures

Section 9 - Cooperation with federal surveys of waters, etc.

Section 10 - Appointment of delegates to represent commonwealth at conventions

Section 11 - Repealed, 2012, 165, Sec. 14

Section 12 - Compensation of legal counsel and commissioners

Section 12A - Veterans Day

Section 12B - Anniversary of death of General Pulaski

Section 12C - Bunker Hill battle anniversary

Section 12D - Boston Massacre anniversary

Section 12E - Commodore John Barry Day

Section 12F - New Orleans Day

Section 12G - American Education Week

Section 12H - Anniversary of death of General Lafayette

Section 12I - American Indian Heritage week

Section 12J - Patriots’ Day

Section 12K - Evacuation Day

Section 12L - Veteran Firemen’s Muster Day

Section 12M - Student Government Day

Section 12N - United Nations Day

Section 12O - Loyalty Day

Section 12P - Civil rights week

Section 12Q - Memorial Day

Section 12R - Polish Constitution Day

Section 12S - Peter Francisco Day

Section 12T - Observance of certain other days

Section 12U - Children’s Day

Section 12V - Columbus Day

Section 12W - Sight-saving month

Section 12X - Teachers’ Day

Section 12Y - Maritime Day

Section 12Z - Jamaican Independence Day

Section 12AA - Iwo Jima Day

Section 12BB - Tadeusz Kosciuszko Day

Section 12CC - Public Employees Week

Section 12DD - Pearl Harbor Day

Section 12EE - Grandparents’ Day

Section 12FF - Anniversary of enlistment of Deborah Samson

Section 12GG - Lithuanian Independence Day

Section 12HH - Statue of Liberty Awareness Day

Section 12II - Slovak Independence Day

Section 12JJ - Visiting Nurse Association Week

Section 12KK - Labor Week

Section 12LL - Social Security Day

Section 12MM - Korean War Veterans Day

Section 12NN - Human Rights Day

Section 12OO - Exercise Tiger Day

Section 12PP - Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day

Section 12QQ - Homeless Unity Day

Section 12RR - USO Appreciation Day

Section 12SS - Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Day

Section 12TT - Destroyer Escort Day

Section 12UU - School Principals’ Recognition Day

Section 12VV - Native American Day

Section 12WW - Garden Week

Section 12XX - Candle Safety Day

Section 12YY - International Education Week

Section 12ZZ - Massachusetts Biomedical Research Day

Section 13 - Lincoln Day

Section 14 - Flag Day

Section 14A - Spanish War Memorial Day and Maine Memorial Day

Section 14B - State Constitution Day

Section 14C - Earth Week

Section 15 - Arbor and Bird Day

Section 15A - Constitution Day

Section 15B - Senior Citizens Month

Section 15C - American History Month

Section 15D - Massachusetts Art Week

Section 15E - Susan B. Anthony Day

Section 15F - Employ Handicapped Persons Week

Section 15G - Youth Honor Day

Section 15H - Boy Scout Week

Section 15I - Liberty Tree Day

Section 15J - Italian American War Veterans of the United States, Inc., Day

Section 15K - Cystic Fibrosis Week

Section 15L - John F. Kennedy Day

Section 15M - Battleship Massachusetts Memorial Day

Section 15N - Police Officers’ Week

Section 15O - Keep Massachusetts Beautiful Month

Section 15P - Traffic Safety Week

Section 15Q - United States Marine Corps Day

Section 15R - Armistice Day

Section 15S - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Section 15T - Kalevala Day

Section 15U - Social Justice for Ireland Day

Section 15V - White Cane Safety Day

Section 15W - National Hunting and Fishing Day

Section 15X - Child Nutrition Week

Section 15Y - Jaycee Week and Day

Section 15Z - Bataan-Corregidor Day

Section 15AA - Secretaries Week

Section 15BB - Massachusetts National Guard Week

Section 15CC - Retired Members of the Armed Forces Day

Section 15DD - Independence Day

Section 15EE - Endangered Species Day

Section 15FF - Pro-Life Month

Section 15GG - Employ the Older Worker Week

Section 15HH - John Carver Day

Section 15II - Armenian Martyrs’ Day

Section 15JJ - Fire Fighters Memorial Sunday

Section 15KK - National Family Week

Section 15LL - Licensed Practical Nurse Week

Section 15MM - Vietnam Veterans Day

Section 15NN - State Walking Sunday

Section 15OO - Saint Jean de Baptiste Day

Section 15PP - Town Meeting Day

Section 15QQ - Parliamentary Law Month

Section 15RR - Greek Independence Day

Section 15SS - Massachusetts Hospice Week

Section 15TT - Public Employees Appreciation Day

Section 15UU - Practical Nursing Education Week

Section 15VV - Presidents Day

Section 15WW - Youth in Government Day

Section 15XX - Joshua James Day

Section 15YY - Leif Ericson Day

Section 15ZZ - Massachusetts Whale Awareness Day

Section 15AAA - School Library Media Month

Section 15BBB - POW/MIA Day

Section 15CCC - Homeless Awareness Week

Section 15DDD - Silver-Haired Legislature Days

Section 15EEE - Rabies Prevention Week

Section 15FFF - Official State Crier and Greeter of the Commonwealth

Section 15GGG - Alzheimer’s Awareness Week

Section 15HHH - Employee Involvement and Employee Ownership Week

Section 15III - Independent Living Center Day

Section 15JJJ - Police Memorial Day

Section 15KKK - Workers’ Memorial Day

Section 15LLL - Lupus Awareness Month

Section 15MMM - Geographic Education Awareness Week

Section 15NNN - Literacy Awareness Month

Section 15OOO - Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Awareness Month

Section 15PPP - Samuel Slater Day

Section 15QQQ - Caribbean Week

Section 15RRR - Emergency Responders Memorial Day

Section 15SSS - Emergency Management Week

Section 15TTT - Law Enforcement Memorial Month

Section 15UUU - Home Composting Recognition Week

Section 15VVV - Head Injury Awareness Month

Section 15WWW - Polish-American Heritage Month

Section 15XXX - Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

Section 15YYY - Clara Barton Week

Section 15ZZZ - Eddie Eagle Gun Safety Week

Section 15AAAA - Robert Goddard Day

Section 15BBBB - Special Needs Awareness Day

Section 15CCCC - Robert Frost Day

Section 15DDDD - Lucy Stone Day

Section 15EEEE - Italian-American Heritage Month

Section 15FFFF - Irish-American Heritage Month

Section 15GGGG - Portuguese-American Heritage Month

Section 15HHHH - Time period for survivors of homicide victims awareness

Section 15IIII - Public Health Month

Section 15JJJJ - Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Day

Section 15KKKK - Arthritis Awareness Day

Section 15LLLL - Autistic Awareness Month

Section 15MMMM - Luther Burbank Day

Section 15NNNN - Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Time

Section 15OOOO - Civilian Conservation Corps Day

Section 15PPPP - Thomas Paine Day

Section 15QQQQ - Tartan Day

Section 15RRRR - Missing Children’s Day

Section 15SSSS - Unity Day

Section 15TTTT - Myositis Awareness Day

Section 15UUUU - Ninth Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry of the Civil War Day

Section 15VVVV - Fifty-fourth Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry of the Civil War Day

Section 15WWWW - Armenian-American Heritage Month

Section 15XXXX - Guardians’ Day

Section 15YYYY - World War II Commemoration Day

Section 15ZZZZ - Stalking Awareness Month

Section 15AAAAA - Bill of Rights Day

Section 15BBBBB - Juneteenth Independence Day

Section 15CCCCC - Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month

Section 15DDDDD - Leopoldville Disaster Remembrance Day

Section 15EEEEE - Thrombosis Awareness Month

Section 15FFFFF - Phenylketonuria Awareness Day

Section 15GGGGG - Mitochondrial Disease Awareness Week

Section 15HHHHH - Philanthropy Day

Section 15IIIII - Jack Kerouac Day

Section 15JJJJJ - Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Section 15KKKKK - Massachusetts Nonprofit Awareness Day

Section 15LLLLL - Disability History Month

Section 15MMMMM - Polish American Congress Day

Section 15NNNNN - No Name Calling Day

Section 15OOOOO - Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day

Section 15PPPPP - World Voice Week

Section 15QQQQQ - Fragile X Awareness Day

Section 15RRRRR - Male Breast Cancer Awareness Week

Section 16 - Military officers serving under governor

Section 17 - Commissions and boards serving under governor

Section 17A - Governor’s cabinet

Section 18 - Armory commission

Section 18A - Repealed, 1996, 151, Sec. 11

Section 18B - Public education nominating council; membership; duties

Section 19 - Art commission; qualifications; appointment; term of office, etc.

Section 20 - Powers and duties of art commission

Section 21 - Repealed, 1930, 416, Sec. 2

Section 22 to 25 - Repealed, 1993, 110, Sec. 40

Section 26 - Board of commissioners on uniform state laws; appointment; term; organization; removal

Section 27 - Duties of commissioners

Section 28 - Compensation and expenses of commissioners

Section 28A to 28E - Repealed, 1968, 420, Sec. 2

Section 29 to 32 - Repealed, 1977, 927, Sec. 1

Section 33 - Board of trustees of the state library

Section 34 - Powers and duties of trustees

Section 35 - Librarian; compensation, etc.

Section 36 - Expenditures for state library; approval of accounts

Section 37 - Trustees’ annual report

Section 37A - Gifts in trust for state library

Section 38 - Location; persons authorized to use

Section 39 - Definitions applicable to Secs. 39 to 39B

Section 39A - Depository library for state publications; collection; system

Section 39B - Copies of state agency publications

Section 40 - Board of trustees of soldiers’ home; superintendent

Section 41 - Powers and duties of trustees

Section 42 - Repealed, 1977, 940, Sec. 1

Section 43 to 45 - Repealed, 2003, 26, Sec. 5

Section 46, 47 - Repealed, 1966, 444, Sec. 5

Section 48 - Repealed, 2011, 194, Sec. 4

Section 49 to 52 - Repealed, 1953, 409, Sec. 2

Section 53 to 55 - Inoperative as a result of title to the port properties vesting in the Massachusetts Port Authority. See 1956, 465, Sec. 33; 1958, 599, Sec. 4

Section 56 - Massachusetts commission against discrimination; appointment, responsibilities; employees; regional offices; advisory board

Section 57 to 59 - Repealed, 2009, 25, Sec. 3

Section 59A to 59C - Inoperative as a result of title to the airport properties vesting in the Massachusetts Port Authority. See 1956, 465, Sec. 32; 1958, 599, Sec. 12

Section 60 - Repealed, 1955, 584, Sec. 2

Section 61, 62 - Repealed, 1953, 612, Secs. 2, 3

Section 63 - Repealed, 1954, 581, Sec. 2

Section 64 - Repealed, 1964, 636, Sec. 1B

Section 65 to 67 - Repealed, 1969, 838, Sec. 2

Section 68 - Repealed, 1952, 605, Sec. 18

Section 69 to 69B - Repealed, 1969, 838, Sec. 2

Section 70 - Board of trustees of Holyoke soldiers’ home

Section 71 - Powers and duties of trustees

Section 72 - Repealed, 1974, 806, Sec. 2

Section 73 - Repealed, 1973, 1168, Sec. 2

Section 74 - Rehabilitation commission; establishment; expenditure of funds

Section 75 - Commissioner; employees; other offices

Section 76 - Advisory council

Section 77 - Definitions applicable to Secs. 74 to 84

Section 78 - Vocational rehabilitation services; independent living rehabilitation services

Section 78A - Extended sheltered employment

Section 79 - Commission; powers and duties

Section 80 - Additional powers and duties of commission

Section 81 - Cooperation with state agencies; agreements

Section 82 - Federal funds; custodian; expenditure

Section 83 - Gifts to commission; acceptance; investment

Section 84 - Information or records confidential

Section 84A to 84I - Repealed, 1985, 716, Sec. 1

Section 85 - Definitions applicable to Secs. 86 to 92

Section 86, 87 - Repealed, 1964, 636, Sec. 2

Section 88 - Duties of commission

Section 89, 90 - Repealed, 1964, 636, Sec. 2

Section 91 - Changes in laws; certain departments to initiate studies

Section 92 - Nuclear material or facility; license or permit

Section 93 - Injunction against violations

Section 94 to 96 - Repealed, 1959, 418, Sec. 2

Section 97 - State finance and governance board; membership

Section 98 - Duties of state finance and governance board

Section 99 - Boxers’ fund board; members; appointment, compensation, etc.

Section 100 - Repealed, 1965, 572, Sec. 1

Section 101 - Obscene literature control commission; members; appointment, compensation, etc.

Section 102 to 104 - Repealed, 1987, 697, Sec. 1

Section 105 - Commission on employment of people with disabilities; members; chairperson; appointments

Section 106 - Duties of commission

Section 107 - Annual reports; compensation of members; executive secretary; gifts and bequests

Section 108 - Manufactured homes commission; members; duties; compensation

Section 109 to 114 - Repealed, 1970, 849, Sec. 2

Section 115 - Repealed, 1996, 58, Sec. 5

Section 115A - Unit pricing of packaged commodities; retail sale; regulations; enforcement; penalties; report

Section 116 - Municipal police training committee; members; chairperson; executive director

Section 116A - Domestic violence complaints; basic training course; enforcement guidelines

Section 116B - Hate crimes; police instruction

Section 116C - Development and establishment of course on use and application of technology to increase public safety; regional and municipal police training schools

Section 116D - Protection, care and custody of minors upon arrest of parents or guardians; police instruction

Section 116E - Development and establishment of course in bicycle safety enforcement

Section 116F - Harbormaster training council

Section 117 - Meetings; compensation of members

Section 118 - Municipal police training schools; approval; rules and regulations relative to schools

Section 119 - Repealed, 2002, 196, Sec. 11

Section 120 - Repealed, 1973, 1168, Sec. 3

Section 121 - Repealed, 2007, 192, Sec. 1

Section 122, 123 - Repealed, 1973, 1168, Sec. 4

Section 124 - Repealed, 1974, 806, Sec. 3

Section 124A - World War II, Korean emergency and Vietnam conflict memorial commission; members; compensation; honor rolls

Section 125 - Health and welfare commission; establishment

Section 126 - Duties of commission

Section 127 - Advisory committee; members; meetings

Section 128 - Regional offices; service regions; regional advisory committees; annual reports

Section 129 - Massachusetts commission for the blind; composition; cooperation with federal agency; commissioner; advisory board

Section 130 - Commissioner’s duties and powers; supervisors; divisions and directors; assistance to blind persons; funeral expenses

Section 131 - Financial assistance program; eligibility, restriction; payment levels

Section 131A - State supplementary payments; annual increases

Section 131B - Federal agreement

Section 131C - Applications; eligibility for assistance

Section 131D - Monthly advancements to H.H.S.; audit

Section 131E - Medical assistance program; eligibility

Section 131F - Fraudulent procuring of payments; penalties

Section 131G - Vouchers submitted by vendors

Section 131H - Violations by vendor; ineligibility period

Section 131I - Return of payments by ineligible recipients or vendors required

Section 131J - Rules and regulations for administration of Secs. 129 to 149

Section 132 - Advances to commissioner

Section 133 - Definitions applicable to Secs. 133A to 133F

Section 133A - Duties of officers, boards or authorities in charge of state buildings or property

Section 133B - Powers and duties of commission

Section 133C - New construction, remodeling, etc. of public buildings or properties, vending facilities

Section 133D - Rental or other charge for operation of vending facility

Section 133E - Existing vending facilities; removal or nonrenewal of lease

Section 133F - Repealed, 1983, 636, Sec. 1

Section 133G - Braille instruction for registrants; assessment

Section 134 - Purchase of articles made by blind persons for use in state and other public institutions; release

Section 135 - Register of the blind; identification card; acceptance to verify identity; information displayed; fee

Section 136 - Reports of medical authorities establishing blindness

Section 137 - Applicants for medical assistance who do not qualify for cash assistance under section 131; determination as “blind”

Section 138 - Solicitations for benefit of blind; license; appeal from refusal to issue

Section 139 - Prohibition on solicitation for benefit of blind without a license; statement and display of license

Section 140 - Rules and regulations relative to fund raising for blind; provision for penalties

Section 141 - Penalty for violation of rules regulating solicitations for blind

Section 142 - Exemptions and inapplicability of sections governing solicitation for blind

Section 143 - Schools and workshops

Section 144 - Support of workmen and pupils at workshops; pupils from other states

Section 145 - Study of problems relating to blindness; investigations; contact with physicians and other qualified facilities

Section 146 - Commission divisions or bureaus; organizations and functions

Section 147 - Cooperation with federal departments; development of state plans

Section 148 - Acceptance and use of gifts

Section 149 - Records concerning blind persons; custody, use and preservation

Section 150 - Repealed, 1973, 1210, Sec. 8

Section 151 to 153 - Repealed, 1996, 58, Sec. 6

Section 154 - Repealed, 1974, 806, Sec. 4

Section 155 - Repealed, 1969, 471, Sec. 2

Section 156 - Committee on criminal justice; membership; meetings; powers and duties

Section 156A - Proposal review board; members; powers, etc.

Section 156B - Executive director; qualifications; duties; staff; compensation

Section 157 - American and Canadian French cultural exchange commission

Section 158 - Massachusetts educational communications commission

Section 159 - Council on juvenile behavior

Section 160 - Duties; quarters; clerical assistants

Section 161 - Report

Section 162 - Advisory board on compensation of officials; establishment; appointment of members; duties; report; compensation and expenses

Section 163 - Management engineering task force

Section 164 - Massachusetts fire training council

Section 165 - Duties

Section 165A - Massachusetts firefighting academy

Section 165B - Massachusetts fire service commission

Section 166 - Health facilities appeals board; establishment; function; members; appointment; qualifications; compensation; personnel

Section 166A - Repealed, 1996, 58, Sec. 7

Section 166B - Advisory committee on chaplains in state institutions; establishment; members; meetings; function

Section 167 - Definitions applicable to Secs. 167 and 168 to 178L

Section 167A - Department of criminal justice information services

Section 168 - Criminal record review board

Section 168A - Transmission of probation and parole records to the department

Section 168B - Rules and regulations

Section 168C - Post-secondary schools; annual uniform crime reports; campus security policies

Section 169 - Repealed, 1979, 702, Sec. 5

Section 170 - Repealed, 1990, 319, Sec. 5

Section 171 - Regulations generally; continuing education program; evaluative information

Section 171A - Right of applicant to criminal history record prior to questioning or adverse decision; penalties for failure to provide applicant with criminal history information; maintenance of written criminal offender record information policy

Section 172 - Maintenance of criminal offender record information in electronic format; accessibility via world wide web; eligibility for access to database; use and dissemination of criminal offender record information

Section 172A - Fee for request for criminal offender record information or self-audit; permitted uses of revenues received under this section

Section 172B - Children and families department; youth services department; available information

Section 172B1/2 - Local fingerprint submission requirement for applicants for licenses in specified occupations

Section 172C - Dissemination of criminal offender record information to agencies employing or referring individuals to provide services to elderly or disabled persons

Section 172D - Availability of information to IV-D agency

Section 172E - Dissemination of criminal offender record information to long term care facilities, assisted living residences and continuing care facilities

Section 172F - Conviction and arrest data available to department of early education and care

Section 172G - Children’s camps to obtain criminal and juvenile data; employees and volunteers

Section 172H - Children’s programs to obtain criminal and juvenile data

Section 172I - Schools to obtain criminal records of taxicab employees

Section 172J - Commissioner of banks to obtain criminal record information of applicants for licensure pursuant to chapter 255F; restriction on use

Section 172K - Climbing wall or challenge course program employee or volunteer previously subject to record check; simultaneous applications for record check

Section 173 - Regulations for program research; monitoring; access restricted

Section 174 - Interstate system for exchange of record information; supervision of participation by state and local agencies; access limited; telecommunications access terminals

Section 175 - Right of subject to inspect criminal offender record information; correction of inaccurate or incomplete information; procedure; restrict

Section 176 - Appeal; de novo hearing; equitable relief

Section 177 - Violations; civil liability

Section 178 - Requesting or obtaining criminal offender record information or self-audit under false pretenses; unlawful communication of record information; falsification of record information; unlawful request or requirement that person provide his or her record information; punishment

Section 1781/2 - Use of criminal offender record information to commit crime against or harass subject; penalty

Section 178A - Right of victim of crime, witness or family member of homicide victim to obtain criminal offender record information of person accused or convicted; disclosure of other information by criminal justice agencies

Section 178B - Death of offender; cessation of restrictions

Section 178C - Definitions applicable to Secs. 178C to 178P

Section 178D - Sex offender registry

Section 178E - Transmission of registration data to criminal history systems board, police departments, and FBI

Section 178F - Annual verification of registration data; homeless sex offenders; juveniles; disclosure of information

Section 178F.5 - Registration by personal appearance; level 2 or level 3 sex offenders

Section 178F3/4 - Global positioning system device to be worn by homeless sex offender

Section 178G - Termination of obligation to register

Section 178H - Failure to register, verify information or provide notice of change of address; providing false information; penalties

Section 178I - Report identifying sex offender; request for information; confidentiality

Section 178J - Request for sex offender information; notice of penalty for misuse; data required to receive report

Section 178K - Sex offender registry board; member qualifications; guidelines to assess risk of reoffense; notification; information sharing system relevant for determination or reevaluation of sex offender's level designation

Section 178L - Classification of sex offenders by board; hearings; right to counsel; reclassification

Section 178M - Judicial review of final classification

Section 178N - Misuse of information; penalties

Section 178O - Liability of public officials and employees for sex offender registry information

Section 178P - Failure to comply with registration requirements; right to arrest; risk of reoffense information disclosure

Section 178Q - Sex offender registry fee

Section 179 - Board of underwater archaeological resources; members; terms; director; staff

Section 180 - Powers and duties in preserving underwater archaeological resources; state title; definition

Section 181 - Nutrition board; establishment; members; secretary and executive secretary; staff; appointment

Section 182 - Advisory function; duties

Section 182A - Schooner Ernestina commission

Section 182B - Powers

Section 182C - Department of environmental management; annual audit; home berth

Section 183 - Repealed, 2011, 68, Sec. 6

Section 183A - Massachusetts cost containment council

Section 184 - Medicolegal investigation commission

Section 184A - Forensic sciences advisory board

Section 185 - Massachusetts office on disability; director; appointments

Section 186 - Application for grants; agreements; standards and procedures

Section 187 - Duties and functions

Section 188 - Availability of information

Section 189 - Advisory council; membership; duties

Section 190 - Repealed, 2011, 3, Sec. 10

Section 191 - Definitions applicable to Secs. 191 to 199

Section 192 - Commission for the deaf and hard of hearing; creation; financing; agreements; regulations

Section 193 - Commissioner

Section 194 - Functions of commission

Section 195 - Advisory council

Section 196 - Interpreter referral service

Section 197 - Telecommunication devices; rental, lease or sale

Section 198 - Advice to other agencies; provision of requested resources

Section 199 - Records of commission; confidentiality

Section 200 - Fire safety commission; membership; quorum; compensation; duties

Section 201 - Automatic sprinkler appeals board; procedures

Section 202 - Child abuse prevention board; members; term; executive director; removal

Section 203 - Meetings; reports; powers and duties

Section 204 - Employee involvement and ownership commission; members; term; duties

Section 205 - Office for refugees and immigrants

Section 206 - State refugee coordinator; duties; salary; hours; appointment of employees

Section 207 - Powers of office

Section 208 - Governor’s advisory council for refugees and immigrants; membership; functions

Section 208A - Office for Refugees and Immigrants Trust Fund

Section 209 to 213 - Repealed, 2007, 192, Sec. 2

Section 214 - Madeline Amy Sweeney award for civilian bravery

Section 215 - Interagency child welfare task force; membership; goals