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Session Laws: Acts of 1997

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Chapter 1 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF THE SENIOR PHARMACY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM. (Senate, No. S1683)      Approved by the Acting Governor, February 14, 1997
Chapter 2 AN ACT RESTORING RELIGIOUS FREEDOM IN THE WORKPLACE. (Senate, No. S105)      Approved by the Acting Governor, February 27, 1997
Chapter 3 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE MASSACHUSETTS TURNPIKE AUTHORITY AND THE METROPOLITAN HIGHWAY SYSTEM. (Senate, No. S1709)      Approved by the Acting Governor, March 20, 1997
Chapter 4 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE POSITION OF TOWN TREASURER IN THE TOWN OF NORTH BROOKFIELD. (Senate, No. S966)      Approved by the Acting Governor, April 10, 1997
Chapter 5 AN ACT RELATIVE TO CERTAIN STUDY COMMISSIONS. (Senate, No. S1684)      Approved by the Acting Governor, April 18, 1997
Chapter 6 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS OF THE CITY OF CHELSEA. (Senate, No. S1696)      Approved by the Acting Governor, April 18, 1997
Chapter 7 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF THE DISTRICT TREASURER AND DISTRICT CLERK OF THE FIRE DISTRICT OF THE TOWN OF DALTON. (House, No. H4367)      Approved by the Acting Governor, April 18, 1997
Chapter 8 AN ACT AUTHORIZING CORNELIUS J. MADIGAN TO CONTINUE EMPLOYMENT WITH THE FIRE DEPARTMENT OF THE TOWN OF NORTHBRIDGE. (House, No. H4149)      Approved by the Acting Governor, April 18, 1997
Chapter 9 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE ISSUANCE OF A LICENSE TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES IN AMHERST. (House, No. H4354)      Approved by the Acting Governor, April 25, 1997
Chapter 10 AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 1997 TO PROVIDE FOR SUPPLEMENTING CERTAIN EXISTING APPROPRIATIONS AND FOR CERTAIN OTHER ACTIVITIES AND PROJECTS. (House, No. H4355)      Approved by the Acting Governor, May 14, 1997
Chapter 11 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR AN ACCELERATED TRANSPORTATION DEVELOPMENT AND IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM FOR THE COMMONWEALTH. (House, No. H4392)      Approved by the Acting Governor, May 16, 1997
Chapter 12 AN ACT RELATIVE TO A CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND IN THE TOWN OF WILMINGTON. (Senate, No. S993)      Approved by the Acting Governor, May 22, 1997
Chapter 13 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE GREATER NEW BEDFORD REGIONAL REFUSE MANAGEMENT DISTRICT. (Senate, No. S1555)      Approved by the Acting Governor, May 27, 1997
Chapter 14 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE BONDING CAPACITY OF THE MASSACHUSETTS WATER RESOURCES AUTHORITY. (Senate, No. S1701)      Approved by the Acting Governor, May 29, 1997
Chapter 15 AN ACT RELATIVE TO HORSE RACING AT FAIRS. (House, No. H1480)      Approved by the Acting Governor, May 30, 1997
Chapter 16 AN ACT RELATIVE TO CERTAIN SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS IN THE CITY OF MALDEN. (Senate, No. S1761)      Approved by the Acting Governor, June 4, 1997
Chapter 17 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE ANNUAL COST OF LIVING ADJUSTMENTS FOR RETIREES. (Senate, No. S1753)      Approved by the Acting Governor, June 6, 1997
Chapter 18 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF HOLYOKE TO ISSUE BONDS OR NOTES FOR THE PURPOSE OF ACQUIRING OR DEMOLISHING BLIGHTED BUILDINGS IN THE CITY. (House, No. H4343)      Approved by the Acting Governor, June 6, 1997
Chapter 19 AN ACT MAKING CERTAIN CORRECTIVE CHANGES IN CERTAIN GENERAL AND SPECIAL LAWS. (House, No. H4384)      Approved by the Acting Governor, June 6, 1997
Chapter 20 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE ISSUE OF CERTAIN BONDS AND BOND ANTICIPATION NOTES BY THE CITY OF NORTH ADAMS. (House, No. H4441)      Approved by the Acting Governor, June 12, 1997
Chapter 21 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A SICK LEAVE BANK FOR DEBORA A. CROTEAU, AN EMPLOYEE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE. (House, No. H4442)      Became law without Executive Approval, June 19, 1997
Chapter 22 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF BRIDGEWATER TO ESTABLISH AND MAINTAIN A CAPITAL PROJECT FUND. (House, No. H4361)      Approved by the Acting Governor, June 20, 1997
Chapter 23 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE MASSACHUSETTS GOVERNMENT LAND BANK AND THE DEVENS COMMERCE CENTER. (House, No. H4190)      Approved by the Acting Governor, June 20, 1997
Chapter 24 AN ACT VALIDATING A CERTAIN AGREEMENT RELATIVE TO THE CONNECTION OF CERTAIN PROPERTIES TO THE SEWER SYSTEM IN THE TOWN OF HOPEDALE. (House, No. H4433)      Approved by the Acting Governor, June 20, 1997
Chapter 25 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF REVERE TO PAY A CERTAIN SUM OF MONEY TO NANCY CIARLONE. (House, No. H4362)      Approved by the Acting Governor, June 20, 1997
Chapter 26 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CONVEYANCE OF CERTAIN PARK LAND IN THE TOWN OF WESTMINSTER. (Senate, No. S960)      Approved by the Acting Governor, June 20, 1997
Chapter 27 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE TERMS OF CERTAIN BONDS AND NOTES TO BE ISSUED BY THE COMMONWEALTH. (House, No. H4479)      Approved by the Acting Governor, June 24, 1997
Chapter 28 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE APPOINTMENT OF DONALD B. POWELL TO THE POLICE DEPARTMENT OF THE CITY OF BOSTON. (House, No. H4458)      Approved by the Acting Governor, June 24, 1997
Chapter 29 AN ACT DESIGNATING ROUTE 143 IN THE TOWNS OF CHESTERFIELD, WORTHINGTON, WILLIAMSBURG, PERU AND HINSDALE AS THE GENERAL LAFAYETTE TRAIL. (House, No. H2233)      Approved by the Acting Governor, June 26, 1997
Chapter 30 AN ACT EXEMPTING THE OFFICE OF CHIEF OF THE FIRE DEPARTMENT OF THE TOWN OF STOUGHTON FROM THE PROVISIONS OF THE CIVIL SERVICE LAW. (House, No. H4085)      Approved by the Acting Governor, June 26, 1997
Chapter 31 AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE SHERWOOD GREENS ROAD IMPROVEMENT AND MAINTENANCE DISTRICT IN THE TOWN OF BECKET. (House, No. H3873)      Approved by the Acting Governor, June 26, 1997
Chapter 32 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF SHIRLEY TO ASSUME PAYMENT FOR THE COSTS OF HEALTH INSURANCE PREMIUMS FOR JAMES C. MICKEL. (House, No. H4365)      Approved by the Acting Governor, June 26, 1997
Chapter 33 AN ACT ELIMINATING THE WIRE DEPARTMENT OF THE TOWN OF COHASSET. (House, No. H4432)      Approved by the Acting Governor, June 26, 1997
Chapter 34 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR A TOWN MANAGER IN THE TOWN OF COHASSET. (House, No. H4456)      Approved by the Acting Governor, June 30, 1997
Chapter 35 AN ACT AUTHORIZING CERTAIN EXPENDITURES BY THE TOWN OF WEBSTER. (House, No. H4639)      Approved by the Acting Governor, June 30, 1997
Chapter 36 AN ACT MAKING CERTAIN APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 1998 PRIOR TO FINAL ACTION ON THE GENERAL APPROPRIATION BILL FOR SAID FISCAL YEAR. (House, No. H4665)      Approved by the Acting Governor, June 30, 1997
Chapter 37 AN ACT EXTENDING CERTAIN BOND AUTHORIZATIONS OF THE COMMONWEALTH. (House, No. H4603)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 2, 1997
Chapter 38 AN ACT FURTHER EXTENDING THE TIME FOR WHICH CERTAIN LAND IN NORFOLK COUNTY MAY BE USED AS A TEMPORARY MINIMUM SECURITY ALTERNATIVE CORRECTION CENTER. (House, No. H3396)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 3, 1997
Chapter 39 AN ACT RELATIVE TO VOTING PRECINCTS IN THE CITY OF CHICOPEE. (House, No. H4341)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 3, 1997
Chapter 40 AN ACT RELATIVE TO ACQUISITION OF BLIGHTED BUILDINGS BY THE CITY OF SPRINGFIELD. (House, No. H4325)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 3, 1997
Chapter 41 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF GARDNER TO ENTER CONTRACTS FOR THE SALE OR LEASE AND OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE AND MODIFICATIONS OF WATER AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT FACILITIES. (House, No. H4189)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 3, 1997
Chapter 42 AN ACT DESIGNATING THE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE AS THE OFFICIAL COOKIE OF THE COMMONWEALTH. (Senate, No. S1716)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 9, 1997
Chapter 44 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF CHELMSFORD TO CONVEY CERTAIN CONSERVATION LAND. (House, No. H4358)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 10, 1997
Chapter 45 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF MALDEN TO USE CERTAIN PARK LAND FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. (Senate, No. S1708)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 10, 1997
Chapter 46 AN ACT RELATIVE TO CHARTER SCHOOLS. (Senate, No. S1849)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 11, 1997
Chapter 47 AN ACT ASSISTING IN MAKING HEALTH CARE AVAILABLE TO LOW INCOME UNINSURED AND UNDERINSURED RESIDENTS OF THE COMMONWEALTH. (Senate, No. S1699)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 11, 1997
Chapter 48 AN ACT ABOLISHING CERTAIN COUNTIES AND FOR THE PAYMENT BY THE COMMONWEALTH OF CERTAIN DEBTS AND OBLIGATIONS OF MIDDLESEX COUNTY. (House, No. H4588)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 11, 1997
Chapter 49 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE SALE OF CERTAIN ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES IN THE CITY OF WOBURN. (House, No. H3433)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 11, 1997
Chapter 50 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE CONSTRUCTION OR IMPROVEMENT OF SCHOOL BUILDINGS IN THE TOWN OF ANDOVER. (Senate, No. S986)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 18, 1997
Chapter 51 AN ACT RELATIVE TO FIRE DEPARTMENTS AND FIRE DISTRICTS. (House, No. H4434)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 18, 1997
Chapter 52 AN ACT EXEMPTING THE POSITION OF DEPUTY DIRECTOR FOR THE BOARD OF HEALTH IN THE TOWN OF BILLERICA FROM THE PROVISIONS OF CIVIL SERVICE LAW. (House, No. H3712)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 18, 1997
Chapter 53 AN ACT RELATIVE TO ELECTIONS IN THE TOWN OF SCITUATE. (House, No. H4378)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 18, 1997
Chapter 54 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE COUNTRY CLUB ENTERPRISE FUND IN THE TOWN OF HINGHAM. (House, No. H4463)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 18, 1997
Chapter 55 AN ACT FURTHER REGULATING OPTOMETRIC PATIENT CARE. (Senate, No. S1795)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 31, 1997
Chapter 56 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE PURCHASE OF OIL AND FUEL SUPPLIES FOR MUNICIPAL LIGHT DEPARTMENTS. (Senate, No. S394)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 1, 1997
Chapter 57 AN ACT RELATIVE TO CERTAIN CONSERVATION LAND IN THE TOWN OF HOPKINTON. (House, No. H736)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 1, 1997
Chapter 58 AN ACT RELATIVE TO CERTAIN CONSERVATION RESTRICTIONS IN THE TOWN OF NATICK. (House, No. H4363)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 1, 1997
Chapter 59 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE SAUGUS RETIREMENT BOARD TO GRANT CERTAIN CREDITABLE SERVICE TO A CERTAIN RETIRED EMPLOYEE. (Senate, No. S1807)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 1, 1997
Chapter 60 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE BOARD OF HEALTH OF THE CITY OF LOWELL. (House, No. H4305)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 1, 1997
Chapter 61 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE SCHOOL COMMITTEE IN THE CITY OF MELROSE. (House, No. H4340)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 1, 1997
Chapter 62 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE WHITMAN-HANSON REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT. (Senate, No. S1793)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 1, 1997
Chapter 63 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE ELIMINATION OF THE POSITION OF TOWN ADMINISTRATOR IN THE TOWN OF HOPEDALE. (House, No. H4349)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 1, 1997
Chapter 64 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE ORDER OF PLACEMENT OF A CERTAIN PERSON ON THE CIVIL SERVICE ELIGIBLE LIST. (Senate, No. S1689)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 1, 1997
Chapter 65 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF MASHPEE TO LEASE A CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND TO THE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF CAPE COD, INC. (House, No. H4737)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 8, 1997
Chapter 66 AN ACT RELATIVE TO MEETING DATES AND MEMBERSHIP OF THE BOARD OF HIGHER EDUCATION. (House, No. H4549)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 8, 1997
Chapter 67 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE INVESTMENT OF CERTAIN TRUST FUNDS BY THE COMMISSIONERS OF TRUST FUNDS OF THE TOWN OF WESTON. (House, No. H4347)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 13, 1997
Chapter 68 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF WILBRAHAM TO ISSUE TWO ADDITIONAL LICENSES FOR THE SALE OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES. (House, No. H4462)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 13, 1997
Chapter 69 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF ACUSHNET TO WITHDRAW FROM THE ACUSHNET, MARION AND ROCHESTER REGIONAL HEALTH DISTRICT. (House, No. H4552)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 13, 1997
Chapter 70 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF NORTH ANDOVER. (House, No. H4241)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 13, 1997
Chapter 71 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE COMPOSITION OF THE LICENSING BOARD FOR THE CITY OF BROCKTON. (House, No. H4497)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 14, 1997
Chapter 72 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE CERTIFICATION OF THE INSPECTOR OF BUILDINGS AND BUILDING COMMISSIONER IN THE CITY OF BROCKTON. (House, No. H4499)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 14, 1997
Chapter 73 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE PROCUREMENT AND AWARD OF CONTRACTS FOR CERTAIN HOUSING IN THE CITY OF BOSTON. (House, No. H4820)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 14, 1997
Chapter 74 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE REIMBURSEMENT OF CERTAIN GRANTS BY THE SALEM HOUSING AUTHORITY. (House, No. H4482)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 14, 1997
Chapter 75 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE FINANCING OF FINAL JUDGEMENTS BY THE CITY OF NEW BEDFORD. (House, No. H4345)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 14, 1997
Chapter 76 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE, BUDGET AND PERSONNEL IN THE TOWN OF MERRIMAC. (House, No. H320)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 14, 1997
Chapter 77 AN ACT PROHIBITING COURT ORDERED VISITATION RIGHTS TO CERTAIN PERSONS CONVICTED OF FIRST DEGREE MURDER. (House, No. H4689)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 15, 1997
Chapter 78 AN ACT RENAMING NORTH ADAMS STATE COLLEGE THE MASSACHUSETTS COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS. (House, No. H4640)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 20, 1997
Chapter 79 AN ACT RELATIVE TO LEAD POISONING PREVENTION WEEK. (Senate, No. S1384)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 20, 1997
Chapter 80 AN ACT RELATIVE TO CERTAIN ELECTIONS IN THE CITY OF MEDFORD IN THE CURRENT YEAR. (House, No. H4845)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 20, 1997
Chapter 81 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF DRACUT TO ISSUE AN ADDITIONAL LICENSE FOR THE SALE OF WINE AND MALT BEVERAGES TO BE DRUNK ON THE PREMISES. (Senate, No. S1756)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 21, 1997
Chapter 82 AN ACT DESIGNATING A CERTAIN OVERPASS IN THE TOWN OF MILTON AS THE HONORABLE M. JOSEPH MANNING COMMUNITY PARK. (Senate, No. S1662)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 28, 1997
Chapter 83 AN ACT VALIDATING THE PROCEEDINGS OF A SPECIAL ELECTION HELD IN THE TOWN OF NORTH READING. (House, No. H4315)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 28, 1997
Chapter 84 AN ACT DIRECTING THE CITY OF NEW BEDFORD RETIREMENT BOARD TO INCREASE THE DISABILITY RETIREMENT ALLOWANCE TO FORMER POLICE OFFICER RAYMOND SOUZA. (Senate, No. S1742)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 28, 1997
Chapter 85 AN ACT PROHIBITING SMOKING IN CERTAIN STATE BUILDINGS. (Senate, No. S1848)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 28, 1997
Chapter 86 AN ACT DIRECTING THE STATE-BOSTON RETIREMENT BOARD TO RETIRE JORGE L. TORRES, A POLICE OFFICER OF THE CITY OF BOSTON. (House, No. H4364)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 29, 1997
Chapter 87 AN ACT DIRECTING THE STATE-BOSTON RETIREMENT BOARD TO RETIRE JONATHAN STRATTON, A POLICE OFFICER OF THE CITY OF BOSTON. (House, No. H4383)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 29, 1997
Chapter 88 AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 1997 TO PROVIDE FOR SUPPLEMENTING CERTAIN EXISTING APPROPRIATIONS AND FOR CERTAIN OTHER ACTIVITIES AND PROJECTS. (House, No. H4900)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 29, 1997
Chapter 89 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF METHUEN TO GRANT A PENSION TO TIMOTHY P. HENRICK. (House, No. H4379)      Approved by the Acting Governor, September 4, 1997
Chapter 90 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF GRAFTON TO ABATE CERTAIN TAXES. (House, No. H4625)      Approved by the Acting Governor, September 4, 1997
Chapter 91 AN ACT AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE RETIREMENT BOARD OF THE CITY OF LEOMINSTER TO RETIRE THOMAS KENT. (House, No. H4698)      Approved by the Acting Governor, September 4, 1997
Chapter 92 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE MATTAPOISETT RIVER VALLEY WATER SUPPLY PROTECTION ADVISORY COMMITTEE. (House, No. H2543)      Approved by the Acting Governor, September 12, 1997
Chapter 93 AN ACT DESIGNATING A CERTAIN BRIDGE IN THE TOWN OF NEWBURY AS THE HENRY A. WALKER MEMORIAL BRIDGE. (House, No. H4685)      Approved by the Acting Governor, September 12, 1997
Chapter 94 AN ACT DESIGNATING CERTAIN PROPERTY IN THE TOWN OF HINGHAM AS THE FRANCIS J. AND ELIZABETH H. THOMPSON RESERVATION. (House, No. H1130)      Approved by the Acting Governor, September 12, 1997
Chapter 95 AN ACT AUTHORIZING TRANSFER OF THE MEEKINS LIBRARY TO THE TOWN OF WILLIAMSBURG. (House, No. H4712)      Approved by the Acting Governor, September 12, 1997
Chapter 96 AN ACT RELATIVE TO ELECTIONS IN THE TOWN OF NORTH ANDOVER. (House, No. H4496)      Approved by the Acting Governor, September 17, 1997
Chapter 97 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF THE TOWN CLERK IN THE TOWN OF LANCASTER. (House, No. H4578)      Approved by the Acting Governor, September 17, 1997
Chapter 98 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF ROCKLAND REGARDING TOWN OFFICIALS. (Senate, No. S1805)      Approved by the Acting Governor, September 17, 1997
Chapter 99 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE MATURITIES OF CERTAIN BONDS AND NOTES TO BE ISSUED BY THE TOWN OF RUTLAND. (House, No. H4360)      Approved by the Acting Governor, September 17, 1997
Chapter 100 AN ACT RELATIVE TO UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE. (House, No. H2236)      Approved by the Acting Governor, September 23, 1997
Chapter 101 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A SICK LEAVE BANK FOR GINA B. O'NEILL, AN EMPLOYEE OF THE TRIAL COURT OF THE COMMONWEALTH. (Senate, No. S1721)      Became law without Executive Approval, September 26, 1997
Chapter 102 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A SICK LEAVE BANK FOR DAVID I. FLEMING, AN EMPLOYEE OF THE TRIAL COURT. (House, No. H4404)      Became law without Executive Approval, September 26, 1997
Chapter 103 AN ACT AUTHORIZING CERTAIN STRUCTURES TO BE EXEMPTED FROM CERTAIN HARBOR LINES. (House, No. H4828)      Approved by the Acting Governor, September 26, 1997
Chapter 104 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF BEVERLY TO ENTER INTO A CERTAIN CONTRACT FOR THE DISPOSAL OF SEWAGE. (Senate, No. S1727)      Approved by the Acting Governor, September 26, 1997
Chapter 105 AN ACT EXEMPTING A CERTAIN POSITION IN THE CITY OF LYNN FROM THE CIVIL SERVICE LAW. (Senate, No. S1784)      Approved by the Acting Governor, September 26, 1997
Chapter 106 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE ENHANCEMENT OF FORENSIC TECHNOLOGY. (House, No. H4646)      Approved by the Acting Governor, September 30, 1997
Chapter 107 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF MELROSE TO PLACE A CERTAIN BINDING QUESTION ON THE BALLOT TO BE USED IN THE CITY OF MELROSE AT THE MUNICIPAL ELECTION. (Senate, No. S1913)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 1, 1997
Chapter 108 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE PAYMENT BY THE CITY OF WORCESTER OF MEDICAL EXPENSES OF POLICE OFFICER PETER KNEELAND. (House, No. H4348)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 3, 1997
Chapter 109 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF FORGES FIELD IN THE TOWN OF PLYMOUTH. (House, No. H4201)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 3, 1997
Chapter 110 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE LEASING OF A FIELD HOUSE AND AQUATICS CENTER AT HOLYOKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE. (Senate, No. S1747)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 3, 1997
Chapter 111 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE TOWN OF WINTHROP SCHOLARSHIP FUND. (House, No. H4841)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 3, 1997
Chapter 112 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE ELIGIBILITY OF EDWARD GOURDEAU TO SERVE AS CONSTABLE FOR THE CITY OF NEWTON. (House, No. H4500)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 3, 1997
Chapter 113 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF FOXBOROUGH TO CONVEY CERTAIN CONSERVATION LAND. (House, No. H4507)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 3, 1997
Chapter 114 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE PARK COMMISSION OF THE TOWN OF HOLLISTON TO LEASE A CERTAIN PARCEL OF PARK LAND. (House, No. H4541)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 3, 1997
Chapter 115 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF IMPROVEMENTS TO THE JOHN A. RYAN ICE SKATING ARENA IN THE TOWN OF WATERTOWN. (Senate, No. S1705)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 3, 1997
Chapter 116 AN ACT DESIGNATING CERTAIN BRIDGES IN THE TOWN OF MIDDLEBOROUGH. (Senate, No. S1767)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 8, 1997
Chapter 117 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR APPORTIONMENT OF ROAD IMPROVEMENT BETTERMENT ASSESSMENTS AND TO ESTABLISH A BETTERMENT FUND FOR THE TOWN OF DENNIS. (House, No. H4473)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 9, 1997
Chapter 118 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF SOMERVILLE TO USE LAND CURRENTLY USED FOR PARK AND PLAYGROUND PURPOSES FOR THE CONSTRUCTION, MAINTENANCE AND USE OF A SCHOOL AND EDUCATIONAL FACILITY. (Senate, No. S1904)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 9, 1997
Chapter 119 AN ACT REQUIRING DIVESTMENT OF TOBACCO STOCKS, SECURITIES OR OTHER OBLIGATIONS FROM PUBLIC PENSION FUNDS. (House, No. H3905)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 15, 1997
Chapter 120 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE SIMULTANEOUS HOLDING OF CERTAIN ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSES. (Senate, No. S1939)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 16, 1997
Chapter 121 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF GREAT BARRINGTON TO CONTRACT FOR THE RESTORATION AND REPAIR OF GRAVE MARKERS AND MONUMENTS IN THE MAHAIWE CEMETERY. (Senate, No. S1909)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 17, 1997
Chapter 122 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE FORM OF GOVERNMENT IN THE TOWN OF DANVERS. (Senate, No. S1920)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 17, 1997
Chapter 123 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE DIVISION OF CAPITAL PLANNING AND OPERATIONS TO CONVEY CERTAIN PARCELS OF LAND TO THE TAUNTON DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION. (Senate, No. S1730)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 17, 1997
Chapter 124 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A SEWER DISTRICT IN THE TOWN OF COLRAIN. (House, No. H4886)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 17, 1997
Chapter 125 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE WAREHAM FIRE DISTRICT TO ESTABLISH A BETTERMENT RESERVE FUND. (House, No. H4643)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 17, 1997
Chapter 126 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR RECALL ELECTIONS IN THE TOWN OF BELCHERTOWN. (Senate, No. S1858)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 23, 1997
Chapter 127 AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE QUINEBAUG AND SHETUCKET RIVERS VALLEY HERITAGE DISTRICT AND COMMISSION. (Senate, No. S1039)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 24, 1997
Chapter 128 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE GRANTING OF LICENSES FOR THE SALE OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES IN THE TOWN OF BELMONT. (House, No. H4649)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 24, 1997
Chapter 129 AN ACT EXTENDING THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THE LAW RELATIVE TO LISTS OF RESIDENTS OF CITIES AND TOWNS. (Senate, No. S1960)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 24, 1997
Chapter 130 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY KNOWN AS THE TOWN OF METHUEN TO CONVEY CERTAIN LAND TO MALDEN MILLS INDUSTRIES, INC. (House, No. H4518)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 28, 1997
Chapter 131 AN ACT AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE CITY OF QUINCY RETIREMENT BOARD TO GRANT CREDITABLE SERVICE TO A CERTAIN EMPLOYEE. (Senate, No. S1808)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 28, 1997
Chapter 132 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF HOLYOKE TO UNDERTAKE AND FINANCE A HYDROELECTRIC PROJECT. (House, No. H2852)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 30, 1997
Chapter 133 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR A CHARTER FOR THE TOWN OF YARMOUTH. (House, No. H4519)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 30, 1997
Chapter 134 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF ROCKLAND. (Senate, No. S1806)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 30, 1997
Chapter 135 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE DIVISION OF CAPITAL PLANNING AND OPERATIONS TO CONVEY A CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND TO THE TOWN OF WRENTHAM. (House, No. H405)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 5, 1997
Chapter 136 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE BOARD OF SELECTMEN OF THE TOWN OF KINGSTON TO ACT AS SEWER COMMISSIONERS. (House, No. H4524)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 5, 1997
Chapter 137 AN ACT RELATIVE TO BENEFITS OF EMPLOYEES OF MAINTENANCE AND CLEANING CONTRACTORS. (House, No. H5023)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 5, 1997
Chapter 138 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF PLYMOUTH TO ENTER INTO CONTRACTS FOR THE OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE, LEASE OR SALE AND MODIFICATION OF THE WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT, SEWERS AND PUMP STATIONS. (House, No. H4624)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 6, 1997
Chapter 139 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE TAXATION OF MILITARY PENSIONS. (Senate, No. S1620)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 6, 1997
Chapter 140 AN ACT FURTHER REGULATING THE POSSESSION OF LOBSTERS. (Senate, No. S1013)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 6, 1997
Chapter 141 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF LOWELL TO ESTABLISH A CEILING OF THE AMOUNT REQUIRED TO BE APPROPRIATED FOR THE SUPPLEMENTAL RESERVE FUND. (Senate, No. S1778)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 13, 1997
Chapter 142 AN ACT DESIGNATING A CERTAIN BRIDGE IN THE TOWNS OF BRIDGEWATER AND MIDDLEBOROUGH AS THE DESERT STORM VETERANS MEMORIAL BRIDGE. (House, No. H1244)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 14, 1997
Chapter 143 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CERTIFICATION FOR APPOINTMENT OF MICHAEL M. MULLEN AS A FIREFIGHTER IN THE TOWN OF NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH. (House, No. H4771)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 14, 1997
Chapter 144 AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE CAPE COD LAND BANK. (Senate, No. S1821)      Passed over veto, November 6, 1997
Chapter 145 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE FILLING OF VACANCIES ON THE BOARD OF SELECTMEN IN THE TOWN OF MENDON. (House, No. H5110)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 18, 1997
Chapter 146 AN ACT ALLOWING FOR THE USE OF CROSSBOWS BY CERTAIN HANDICAPPED PERSONS. (Senate, No. S1890)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 19, 1997
Chapter 147 AN ACT EXEMPTING THE POSITION OF DEPUTY POLICE CHIEF IN THE TOWN OF FRAMINGHAM FROM THE PROVISIONS OF THE CIVIL SERVICE LAW. (House, No. H2776)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 19, 1997
Chapter 148 AN ACT RELATIVE TO A SEWER EASEMENT HELD BY THE MASSACHUSETTS WATER RESOURCES AUTHORITY IN THE CITY OF QUINCY. (House, No. H4554)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 19, 1997
Chapter 149 AN ACT AUTHORIZING TOWNS TO MAKE CERTAIN ELECTED OFFICERS APPOINTED OFFICIALS. (House, No. H2720)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 19, 1997
Chapter 150 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF MEDWAY TO MAKE CHANGES IN ITS FORM OF GOVERNMENT. (House, No. H4576)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 19, 1997
Chapter 151 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE LEASE OF CERTAIN PROPERTY BY A SELECTMAN IN THE TOWN OF FRAMINGHAM. (House, No. H4645)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 19, 1997
Chapter 152 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE CONSTRUCTION AND FINANCING OF CONVENTION AND EXHIBITION CENTERS IN THE COMMONWEALTH. (House, No. H5103)      Passed over veto, November 17, 1997
Chapter 153 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF TEMPORARY LICENSES FOR THE SALE OF WINE AT CERTAIN AUCTIONS. (Senate, No. S2040)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 20, 1997
Chapter 154 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF CAMBRIDGE TO GRANT CERTAIN EASEMENTS ON, OVER AND UNDER CERTAIN PARKLAND. (House, No. H4680)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 24, 1997
Chapter 155 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE SPRINGFIELD WATER AND SEWER COMMISSION TO ENTER INTO CONTRACTS FOR THE OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE, LEASE OR SALE, AND MODIFICATION OF THE WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT, SEWER AND PUMP STATIONS. (House, No. H4604)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 24, 1997
Chapter 156 AN ACT RELATIVE TO CERTAIN BONDS OR NOTES OF NORTH SHORE REGIONAL VOCATIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT. (House, No. H4713)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 24, 1997
Chapter 157 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF READING TO ISSUE LICENSES TO CERTAIN ESTABLISHMENTS FOR THE SALE OF WINE AND MALT BEVERAGES TO BE DRUNK ON THE PREMISES. (House, No. H4471)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 24, 1997
Chapter 158 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE POSITION OF DEPUTY FIRE CHIEF OF THE FIRE DEPARTMENT IN THE TOWN OF RANDOLPH. (House, No. H5081)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 24, 1997
Chapter 159 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF WALPOLE TO ISSUE AN ADDITIONAL LICENSE FOR THE SALE OF WINE AND MALT BEVERAGES TO BE DRUNK ON THE PREMISES. (House, No. H4671)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 24, 1997
Chapter 160 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE LEASE OF CERTAIN PARCELS OF LAND IN THE TOWN OF MILTON. (House, No. H4867)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 24, 1997
Chapter 161 AN ACT VALIDATING CERTAIN ACTIONS TAKEN BY THE TOWN OF WEST BRIDGEWATER RELATIVE TO CERTAIN ZONING BY-LAWS. (House, No. H4773)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 24, 1997
Chapter 162 AN ACT DESIGNATING THE SONG "THE GREAT STATE OF MASSACHUSETTS" AS THE STATE GLEE CLUB SONG. (Senate, No. S1370)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 24, 1997
Chapter 163 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE ESTABLISHMENT IN CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS OF A HEALTH CARE SYSTEM AFFILIATED WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS MEDICAL SCHOOL. (Senate, No. S1996)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 25, 1997
Chapter 164 AN ACT RELATIVE TO RESTRUCTURING THE ELECTRIC UTILITY INDUSTRY IN THE COMMONWEALTH, REGULATING THE PROVISION OF ELECTRICITY AND OTHER SERVICES, AND PROMOTING ENHANCED CONSUMER PROTECTIONS THEREIN. (House, No. H5117)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 25, 1997
Chapter 165 AN ACT RELATIVE TO NOTICES TO THE DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH IN CERTAIN PROBATE PROCEEDINGS. (House, No. H2529)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 25, 1997
Chapter 166 AN ACT RELATIVE TO CERTAIN RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH MENTAL ILLNESS. (House, No. H5122)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 25, 1997
Chapter 167 AN ACT EXEMPTING THE CLERICAL POSITION WITHIN THE FIRE DEPARTMENT OF THE CITY OF TAUNTON FROM THE PROVISIONS OF THE CIVIL SERVICE LAW. (House, No. H4337)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 25, 1997
Chapter 168 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE GERIATRIC AUTHORITY OF THE TOWN OF MILFORD. (House, No. H4866)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 25, 1997
Chapter 169 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CERTIFICATION FOR APPOINTMENT OF SUSAN C. SNOW AS A FIREFIGHTER IN THE TOWN OF NAHANT NOTWITHSTANDING THE MAXIMUM AGE REQUIREMENT. (Senate, No. S1965)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 25, 1997
Chapter 170 AN ACT EXPANDING ACCESS TO QUALITY HEALTH CARE FOR WORKING FAMILIES, CHILDREN AND SENIOR CITIZENS IN THE COMMONWEALTH. (Senate, No. S2015)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 26, 1997
Chapter 171 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE DIVISION OF CAPITAL PLANNING AND OPERATIONS TO RELEASE CERTAIN EASEMENTS IN THE TOWN OF READING. (House, No. H1412)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 26, 1997
Chapter 172 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TRANSFER OF TITLE AND OWNERSHIP OF THE MASHPEE WAMPANOAG INDIAN MUSEUM. (House, No. H4801)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 26, 1997
Chapter 173 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT TO AUTHORIZE THE EXPENDITURE OF CERTAIN INTEREST OR OTHER INCOME FOR URBAN HERITAGE STATE PARKS. (House, No. H1967)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 26, 1997
Chapter 174 AN ACT RELATIVE TO INSURANCE PREMIUM FINANCE LICENSEES SUBJECT TO THE JURISDICTION OF THE DIVISION OF BANKS AND THE DIVISION OF INSURANCE. (House, No. H4585)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 26, 1997
Chapter 175 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE COMPETITIVE DISPOSITION OF CERTAIN LAND LOCATED IN THE TOWN OF WILBRAHAM. (House, No. H5121)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 26, 1997
Chapter 176 AN ACT RELATIVE TO CHARTER SCHOOLS. (House, No. H5142)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 26, 1997
Chapter 177 AN ACT ALLOWING FOR THE INCREASE OF RETIREMENT ALLOWANCES FOR MASSPORT EMPLOYEES. (Senate, No. S1961)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 26, 1997
Chapter 178 AN ACT RELATIVE TO DISHONORED CHECK FEES. (House, No. H3386)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 26, 1997
Chapter 179 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO THE METROPOLITAN WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM. (Senate, No. S2011)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 26, 1997
Chapter 180 AN ACT RELATIVE TO CERTAIN STATE LAND IN THE TOWN OF DANVERS. (House, No. H3562)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 26, 1997
Chapter 181 AN ACT PUNISHING THE CRIME OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY. (House, No. H4246)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 26, 1997
Chapter 182 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE FINANCING OF A GOLF COURSE BY THE TOWN OF BREWSTER. (House, No. H5033)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 26, 1997
Chapter 183 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE CITY OF QUINCY'S ENHANCED EMERGENCY TELEPHONE SYSTEM. (Senate, No. S1751)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 26, 1997
Chapter 184 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE DIVISION OF CAPITAL PLANNING AND OPERATIONS TO CONVEY A CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND IN THE TOWN OF NATICK. (Senate, No. S2023)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 26, 1997
Chapter 185 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE BOSTON RENAISSANCE CHARTER SCHOOL. (Senate, No. S2037)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 26, 1997
Chapter 186 AN ACT RELATIVE TO AN EXTENSION OF TIME TO FILE INCOME TAX RETURNS FOR CERTAIN TAXPAYERS. (House, No. H4782)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 26, 1997
Chapter 187 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE APPOINTMENT OF THE TREASURER OF THE BARNSTABLE FIRE DISTRICT. (House, No. H311)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 26, 1997
Chapter 188 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE DIVISION OF CAPITAL PLANNING AND OPERATIONS TO CONVEY A CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND TO THE TOWNS OF NORFOLK AND WRENTHAM. (House, No. H404)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 26, 1997
Chapter 189 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF DENNIS TO CONVEY CERTAIN CONSERVATION LAND TO RICHARD P. LaBELLE AND BONITA LaBELLE. (House, No. H4472)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 26, 1997
Chapter 190 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF STOUGHTON TO PAY CERTAIN UNPAID BILLS. (House, No. H4775)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 26, 1997
Chapter 191 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE REMOVAL AND BURIAL OF BODIES. (House, No. H5021)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 26, 1997
Chapter 192 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE BUDGET OF THE TOWN OF TRURO. (House, No. H4331)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 26, 1997
Chapter 193 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF PROVINCETOWN. (House, No. H737)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 26, 1997
Chapter 194 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE DIVISION OF CAPITAL PLANNING AND OPERATIONS TO CONVEY A CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND IN THE TOWN OF CLINTON. (House, No. H4353)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 26, 1997
Chapter 195 AN ACT RELATIVE TO CERTAIN WATER SUPPLY LAND IN THE TOWN OF NORWOOD. (House, No. H4819)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 26, 1997
Chapter 196 AN ACT RELATIVE TO SEWER BETTERMENT ASSESSMENTS IN THE TOWN OF SOUTHWICK. (House, No. H4577)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 26, 1997
Chapter 197 AN ACT REQUIRING OPTOMETRISTS TO REPORT CERTAIN CASES OF CHILD ABUSE. (House, No. H1137)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 26, 1997
Chapter 198 AN ACT AUTHORIZING FRANCIS A. HEFFRON TO EXTEND HIS EMPLOYMENT WITH THE FIRE DEPARTMENT OF THE TOWN OF SHERBORN. (House, No. H5034)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 26, 1997
Chapter 199 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE DIVISION OF CAPITAL PLANNING AND OPERATIONS TO CONVEY CERTAIN LAND IN THE TOWN OF HARWICH. (House, No. H2205)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 28, 1997
Chapter 200 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF SOUTHBRIDGE. (House, No. H2331)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 28, 1997
Chapter 201 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF CHATHAM TO GRANT AN EASEMENT IN CERTAIN CONSERVATION LAND. (House, No. H826)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 28, 1997
Chapter 202 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF AUBURN TO USE A CERTAIN PARCEL OF PUBLIC PARK LAND FOR POLICE PURPOSES. (House, No. H4815)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 28, 1997
Chapter 203 AN ACT TRANSFERRING CERTAIN EASEMENTS FOR THE EMERGENCY IMPROVEMENT OF THE METROPOLITAN AREA WASTEWATER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM IN THE TOWNS OF BRAINTREE AND WEYMOUTH. (House, No. H4981)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 28, 1997
Chapter 204 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF NORTH READING TO GRANT CERTAIN EASEMENTS IN CERTAIN CONSERVATION LAND. (House, No. H5002)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 28, 1997
Chapter 205 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE OPERATION OF STEAM BOILERS. (House, No. H5007)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 28, 1997
Chapter 206 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CONVEYANCE OF CERTAIN PROPERTY IN THE CITY OF BOSTON. (House, No. H5135)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 28, 1997
Chapter 207 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF TEWKSBURY TO CONVEY CERTAIN LAND. (House, No. H4542)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 28, 1997
Chapter 208 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE PROSECUTION OF JUVENILE OFFENDERS. (Senate, No. S821)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 28, 1997
Chapter 209 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF NORFOLK COUNTY TO CONVEY CERTAIN LAND. (House, No. H5143)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 28, 1997
Chapter 210 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE COMMONWEALTH'S MOTOR VEHICLE INSPECTION PROGRAM. (House, No. H5115)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 28, 1997
Chapter 211 AN ACT DESIGNATING A CERTAIN BRIDGE IN THE CITY OF LAWRENCE AS THE JOSEPH A. TORRISI MEMORIAL BRIDGE. (House, No. H2810)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 3, 1997
Chapter 212 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF THE TREASURER OF THE TOWN OF NEW SALEM. (House, No. H4616)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 3, 1997
Chapter 213 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE GREATER LAWRENCE SANITARY DISTRICT TO ENTER INTO CONTRACTS FOR THE DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION, OPERATION, MAINTENANCE AND MODIFICATION OF A BIOSOLIDS PROCESSING FACILITY. (Senate, No. S1918)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 4, 1997
Chapter 214 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF WESTMINSTER TO ESTABLISH A PUBLIC WORKS COMMISSION. (House, No. H4898)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 5, 1997
Chapter 215 AN ACT RELATIVE TO STANDARDIZING MEMBERSHIP IN THE BOARD OF PHARMACY. (House, No. H4734)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 5, 1997
Chapter 216 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE NASHOBA REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT. (House, No. H5104)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 5, 1997
Chapter 217 AN ACT RELATIVE TO ACCESS TO PAROLE BOARD HEARINGS FOR FAMILY MEMBERS OF DECEASED VICTIMS. (Senate, No. S1952)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 11, 1997
Chapter 218 AN ACT DESIGNATING A CERTAIN ROTARY IN THE CITY OF HOLYOKE AS MEDAL OF HONOR WAY. (House, No. H4929)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 11, 1997
Chapter 219 AN ACT RELATIVE TO COLUMBARIUMS. (House, No. H4764)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 12, 1997
Chapter 220 AN ACT RELATIVE TO SCHOOL NURSES. (House, No. H3204)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 12, 1997
Chapter 221 AN ACT MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO FUND A COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS AND THE INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF TEAMSTERS, UNION LOCAL 25. (House, No. H4791)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 17, 1997
Chapter 222 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE FORM OF GOVERNMENT IN THE TOWN OF DANVERS. (House, No. H4332)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 18, 1997
Chapter 223 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE SALARY OF THE MAYOR OF THE CITY OF MEDFORD. (House, No. H5163)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 19, 1997
Chapter 224 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE PROVISIONS DEALING WITH LETTERS OF CREDIT. (House, No. H246)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 19, 1997
Chapter 225 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE DARTMOUTH POLICE RELIEF ASSOCIATION TO PAY A CERTAIN BENEFIT TO ITS MEMBERS UPON THEIR RETIREMENT. (House, No. H4980)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 19, 1997
Chapter 226 AN ACT MAKING EMERGENCY APPROPRIATIONS TO PROVIDE FOR CONTINUED OPERATION OF CERTAIN STATE AGENCIES. (House, No. H5123)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 19, 1997
Chapter 227 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A PROMOTIONS FUND IN THE TOWN OF SANDWICH. (House, No. H3869)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 23, 1997
Chapter 228 AN ACT FURTHER REGULATING THE POSITION OF TOWN ACCOUNTANTS. (House, No. H4385)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 23, 1997
Chapter 229 AN ACT ABOLISHING THE BOARD OF TRUST COMMISSIONERS OF THE TOWN OF SWAMPSCOTT. (House, No. H4529)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 23, 1997
Chapter 230 AN ACT EXEMPTING THE POSITION OF CIVILIAN DISPATCHER IN THE TOWN OF BILLERICA FROM THE PROVISIONS OF THE CIVIL SERVICE LAW. (House, No. H4776)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 23, 1997
Chapter 231 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE ASHFIELD WATER DISTRICT. (House, No. H4948)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 23, 1997
Chapter 232 AN ACT AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE SUPERINTENDENT OF STATE OFFICE BUILDINGS TO INSTALL AND MAINTAIN A PLAQUE IN HONOR OF THE BICENTENNIAL OF THE BULFINCH STATE HOUSE. (House, No. H5160)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 23, 1997
Chapter 233 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE SAFE TRANSPORTATION OF ANIMALS. (Senate, No. S1112)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 24, 1997
Chapter 234 AN ACT EXEMPTING THE POSITION OF CHIEF OF POLICE OF THE TOWN OF ANDOVER FROM THE PROVISIONS OF THE CIVIL SERVICE LAW. (Senate, No. S1790)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 24, 1997
Chapter 235 AN ACT RELATIVE TO INSURANCE COVERAGE OF EARLY INTERVENTION SERVICES FOR INFANTS AND TODDLERS. (Senate, No. S1956)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 24, 1997
Chapter 236 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE FRANKLIN COUNTY REGIONAL HOUSING AND REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY. (House, No. H4447)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 24, 1997
Chapter 237 AN ACT RELATIVE TO QUARTERLY TAXES IN CITIES AND TOWNS. (Senate, No. S1812)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 24, 1997
Chapter 238 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE CRIME OF STALKING. (Senate, No. S134)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 24, 1997
Chapter 239 AN ACT RELATIVE TO GROUP MARKETING PLANS FOR AUTOMOBILE AND HOMEOWNERS INSURANCE. (House, No. H5198)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 31, 1997
Chapter 240 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE IMPLEMENTATION OF EARLY INTERVENTION PROGRAMS. (House, No. H5195)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 31, 1997

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