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Session Laws: Acts of 1998

1998

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Chapter 1 AN ACT RELATIVE TO CONTEST PROMOTIONS BY GASOLINE STATIONS. (House, No. H4513)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 7, 1998
Chapter 2 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE TERMS OF CERTAIN BONDS AND NOTES TO BE ISSUED BY THE COMMONWEALTH. (House, No. H5153)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 7, 1998
Chapter 3 AN ACT DESIGNATING CLARA BARTON DAYS. (Senate, No. S1409)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 7, 1998
Chapter 4 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE COMPOSITION OF THE SCHOOL COMMITTEE OF THE CITY OF CHICOPEE. (House, No. H5158)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 7, 1998
Chapter 5 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE DIVISION OF CAPITAL PLANNING AND OPERATIONS TO CONVEY A CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND IN THE TOWN OF SWANSEA. (House, No. H2986)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 14, 1998
Chapter 6 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A CAPITAL INVESTMENT FUND IN THE TOWN OF STERLING. (House, No. H4710)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 14, 1998
Chapter 7 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR A CAPITAL CONSTRUCTION AND EQUIPMENT ACCOUNT IN THE TOWN OF NORTHBRIDGE. (House, No. H4802)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 14, 1998
Chapter 8 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TIP FEE STABILIZATION FUND IN THE TOWN OF ARLINGTON. (Senate, No. S1929)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 14, 1998
Chapter 9 AN ACT RELATIVE TO REGULATIONS OF CERTAIN HEADS OF POLICE DEPARTMENTS. (Senate, No. S1894)      Passed over veto, January 8, 1998
Chapter 10 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE CONSERVATION COMMISSION OF THE TOWN OF BURLINGTON. (House, No. H4557)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 22, 1998
Chapter 11 AN ACT RELATIVE TO PROPERTY TAXES IN THE TOWN OF BELLINGHAM. (Senate, No. S2081)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 23, 1998
Chapter 12 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF ARLINGTON TO ESTABLISH A POST EMPLOYMENT HEALTH INSURANCE TRUST FUND. (Senate, No. S1861)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 23, 1998
Chapter 13 AN ACT RELATIVE TO CERTAIN LANDS IN THE COMMONWEALTH. (House, No. H5177)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 23, 1998
Chapter 14 AN ACT RELATIVE TO CHILDREN IN FOSTER CARE. (House, No. H2868)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 23, 1998
Chapter 15 AN ACT VALIDATING THE RESULTS OF A CERTAIN ELECTION HELD IN THE TOWN OF PLYMOUTH. (House, No. H4973)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 23, 1998
Chapter 16 AN ACT EXEMPTING THE POSITION OF SCHOOL CUSTODIAN IN THE SCHOOL DEPARTMENT IN THE CITY OF TAUNTON FROM THE PROVISIONS OF THE CIVIL SERVICE LAW. (Senate, No. S1791)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 23, 1998
Chapter 17 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF MAYNARD TO ISSUE AN ADDITIONAL LICENSE FOR THE SALE OF ALL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES TO BE DRUNK ON THE PREMISES. (House, No. H4897)      Approved by the Acting Governor, February 5, 1998
Chapter 18 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF ABINGTON TO ISSUE AN ADDITIONAL LICENSE FOR THE SALE OF ALL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES TO BE DRUNK ON THE PREMISES. (House, No. H5181)      Approved by the Acting Governor, February 5, 1998
Chapter 19 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE MEMBERSHIP OF FITNESS AND WELLNESS FACILITIES IN THE COMMONWEALTH. (House, No. H5124)      Approved by the Acting Governor, February 6, 1998
Chapter 20 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR RECALL ELECTIONS IN THE TOWN OF WARREN. (House, No. H4556)      Approved by the Acting Governor, February 6, 1998
Chapter 21 AN ACT AUTHORIZING PAUL L. BOUDREAU AND BRIAN J. CLARK TO TAKE A CIVIL SERVICE EXAMINATION FOR THE POSITION OF FIREFIGHTER IN THE TOWN OF WILMINGTON NOTWITHSTANDING THE MAXIMUM AGE REQUIREMENTS. (Senate, No. S1990)      Approved by the Acting Governor, February 6, 1998
Chapter 22 AN ACT RELATIVE TO INSPECTIONS OF ON-SITE SEWAGE DISPOSAL SYSTEMS. (House, No. H1765)      Approved by the Acting Governor, February 6, 1998
Chapter 23 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE MASSACHUSETTS CONVENTION CENTER AUTHORITY. (House, No. H5273)      Approved by the Acting Governor, February 10, 1998
Chapter 24 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE DEALING WITH NEGOTIABLE INSTRUMENTS AND BANK DEPOSITS AND COLLECTIONS. (House, No. H245)      Approved by the Acting Governor, February 12, 1998
Chapter 25 AN ACT AUTHORIZING CERTAIN STRUCTURES TO BE EXEMPTED FROM CERTAIN HARBOR LINES WITHIN SAVIN HILL BAY IN THE DORCHESTER SECTION OF THE CITY OF BOSTON. (House, No. H5133)      Approved by the Acting Governor, February 12, 1998
Chapter 26 AN ACT DESIGNATING A CERTAIN BRIDGE IN THE TOWN OF NORTHBRIDGE AS THE ROSAIRE J. "ROSS" RAJOTTE BRIDGE. (Senate, No. S1943)      Approved by the Acting Governor, February 12, 1998
Chapter 27 AN ACT DESIGNATING A CERTAIN BRIDGE IN THE TOWN OF NORTHBRIDGE AS THE CHARLES AMPAGOOMIAN, SR. MEMORIAL BRIDGE. (Senate, No. S1944)      Approved by the Acting Governor, February 12, 1998
Chapter 28 AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 1998 TO PROVIDE FOR SUPPLEMENTING CERTAIN EXISTING APPROPRIATIONS AND FOR CERTAIN OTHER ACTIVITIES AND PROJECTS. (Senate, No. S2107)      Approved by the Acting Governor, February 17, 1998
Chapter 29 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE TERMS OF CERTAIN BONDS AND NOTES TO BE ISSUED BY THE COMMONWEALTH. (House, No. H4515)      Approved by the Acting Governor, February 18, 1998
Chapter 30 AN ACT REQUIRING A CERTAIN LEASEHOLD INTEREST IN THE STATE TRANSPORTATION BUILDING TO BE ASSESSED AS A SEPARATE PARCEL OF REAL ESTATE. (Senate, No. S1926)      Passed over veto, January 29, 1998
Chapter 31 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE BOARD OF LICENSE COMMISSIONERS TO DECREASE THE HOURS OF OPERATION OF CERTAIN LICENSEES AUTHORIZED TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES NOT TO BE DRUNK ON THE PREMISES IN THE CITY OF CAMBRIDGE. (House, No. H4330)      Approved by the Acting Governor, February 20, 1998
Chapter 32 AN ACT AUTHORIZING A PAYMENT IN LIEU OF TAXES AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF SALEM AND THE NEW ENGLAND POWER COMPANY. (House, No. H5192)      Approved by the Acting Governor, February 20, 1998
Chapter 33 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE BOUNDARIES OF THE CHERRY VALLEY SEWER DISTRICT. (Senate, No. S1940)      Approved by the Acting Governor, February 20, 1998
Chapter 34 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE DISPLAY OF FOREIGN FLAGS. (House, No. H2395)      Approved by the Acting Governor, February 26, 1998
Chapter 35 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A CERTAIN BETTERMENT FUND IN THE TOWN OF FALMOUTH. (House, No. H4543)      Approved by the Acting Governor, February 26, 1998
Chapter 36 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE HEALTH INSURANCE OF CERTAIN RETIRED EMPLOYEES OF THE TOWN OF PLYMOUTH. (House, No. H5140)      Approved by the Acting Governor, February 26, 1998
Chapter 37 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR INCREASED ALLOWANCES OF FORMER EMPLOYEES OF THE TOWN OF METHUEN RETIRED IN THE NONCONTRIBUTORY RETIREMENT SYSTEM. (House, No. H4711)      Approved by the Acting Governor, March 5, 1998
Chapter 38 AN ACT DIRECTING THE STATE-BOSTON RETIREMENT BOARD TO RETIRE JOHN STEINER, A FIREFIGHTER OF THE CITY OF BOSTON. (House, No. H5088)      Approved by the Acting Governor, March 5, 1998
Chapter 39 AN ACT PROVIDING A PENSION ADJUSTMENT TO PATRICIA PERRY, WIDOW OF BILLY M. PERRY OF THE METHUEN POLICE DEPARTMENT. (House, No. H4598)      Approved by the Acting Governor, March 6, 1998
Chapter 40 AN ACT RELATIVE TO REDUCTION IN RANK FOR MEMBERS OF THE FIRE DEPARTMENT OF THE CITY OF BROCKTON. (House, No. H4502)      Approved by the Acting Governor, March 6, 1998
Chapter 41 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF NEW BEDFORD TO CONVEY A CERTAIN PARCEL OF WATERSHED PROTECTION LAND. (House, No. H4652)      Approved by the Acting Governor, March 6, 1998
Chapter 42 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF HOLYOKE TO TRANSFER A CERTAIN PARCEL OF PARK LAND. (House, No. H5051)      Approved by the Acting Governor, March 6, 1998
Chapter 43 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF NEW BRAINTREE TO CONVEY CERTAIN PROPERTY. (Senate, No. S1376)      Approved by the Acting Governor, March 6, 1998
Chapter 44 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN MANAGER IN THE TOWN OF ARLINGTON TO LEASE CERTAIN PARK LAND AND OTHER OPEN SPACES TO WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS COMPANIES FOR THE ERECTION OF WIRELESS ANTENNAS OR OTHER RELATED APPURTENANT STRUCTURES. (Senate, No. S1930)      Approved by the Acting Governor, March 6, 1998
Chapter 45 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF WASHINGTON TO TRANSFER CERTAIN FUNDS. (Senate, No. S1993)      Approved by the Acting Governor, March 6, 1998
Chapter 46 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF FITCHBURG TO CONVEY CERTAIN PARK LAND TO THE COMMONWEALTH AND RATIFYING THE SALE OF PARK LAND PREVIOUSLY SOLD. (Senate, No. S2009)      Approved by the Acting Governor, March 6, 1998
Chapter 47 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE BOARD OF SELECTMEN OF THE TOWN OF AUBURN TO CALL A SPECIAL ELECTION FOR SUBMISSION OF A NON-BINDING ADVISORY QUESTION. (House, No. H5156)      Approved by the Acting Governor, March 12, 1998
Chapter 48 AN ACT DESIGNATING A CERTAIN BRIDGE IN THE CITY OF TAUNTON AS THE PFC DAVID A. FRANCIS, USMC MEMORIAL BRIDGE. (Senate, No. S1650)      Approved by the Acting Governor, March 12, 1998
Chapter 49 AN ACT RELATIVE TO SERVICE IN THE RESERVES BY PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. (House, No. H4971)      Approved by the Acting Governor, March 12, 1998
Chapter 50 AN ACT FURTHER DEFINING DRUG PARAPHERNALIA. (House, No. H1700)      Approved by the Acting Governor, March 12, 1998
Chapter 51 AN ACT RELATIVE TO CERTAIN RAILROAD CROSSINGS IN THE CITY OF CAMBRIDGE. (House, No. H4931)      Approved by the Acting Governor, March 12, 1998
Chapter 52 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE ISSUANCE OF A CERTAIN BIRTH RECORD. (House, No. H3642)      Approved by the Acting Governor, March 13, 1998
Chapter 53 AN ACT RELATIVE TO CERTAIN ORDINANCES IN THE CITY OF LYNN. (Senate, No. S2046)      Approved by the Acting Governor, March 13, 1998
Chapter 54 AN ACT FURTHER REGULATING LICENSES AUTHORIZING THE SALE OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES. (House, No. H1300)      Approved by the Acting Governor, March 13, 1998
Chapter 55 AN ACT RELATIVE TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING FOR EMPLOYEES OF CERTAIN SHERIFFS. (Senate, No. S2064)      Approved by the Acting Governor, March 19, 1998
Chapter 56 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CONVEYANCE OF A CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND IN THE TOWN OF NORWELL. (House, No. H5196)      Approved by the Acting Governor, March 20, 1998
Chapter 57 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF NORTH READING TO LEASE A CERTAIN BUILDING. (House, No. H5093)      Approved by the Acting Governor, March 20, 1998
Chapter 58 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF PLYMPTON TO TRANSFER CONTROL OF CERTAIN FOREST LAND TO THE BOARD OF SELECTMEN. (House, No. H5139)      Approved by the Acting Governor, March 20, 1998
Chapter 59 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR SPECIAL MUNICIPAL FUNDS TO CELEBRATE THE YEARS TWO THOUSAND AND TWO THOUSAND AND ONE. (House, No. H1961)      Approved by the Acting Governor, March 25, 1998
Chapter 60 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND BUDGET IN THE TOWN OF GROVELAND. (House, No. H5214)      Approved by the Acting Governor, March 25, 1998
Chapter 61 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE APPOINTMENT OF CERTAIN INDIVIDUALS AS FIREFIGHTERS IN THE TOWN OF WEYMOUTH. (House, No. H5155)      Approved by the Acting Governor, March 25, 1998
Chapter 62 AN ACT FURTHER REGULATING THE PRACTICE OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTANCY. (Senate, No. S439)      Approved by the Acting Governor, March 27, 1998
Chapter 63 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE FINANCING OF A GOLF COURSE BY THE TOWN OF SOUTH HADLEY. (House, No. H5109)      Approved by the Acting Governor, March 27, 1998
Chapter 64 AN ACT TO IMPROVE THE MASSACHUSETTS CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM. (Senate, No. S2044)      Approved by the Acting Governor, March 31, 1998
Chapter 65 AN ACT RELATIVE TO VISITATION RIGHTS OF CERTAIN GRANDPARENTS. (House, No. H2137)      Approved by the Acting Governor, April 3, 1998
Chapter 66 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A MUNICIPAL INSURANCE FUND IN THE TOWN OF BROOKLINE. (House, No. H4650)      Approved by the Acting Governor, April 3, 1998
Chapter 67 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE FINANCING OF A GOLF COURSE BY THE CITY OF PEABODY. (Senate, No. S2006)      Approved by the Acting Governor, April 3, 1998
Chapter 68 AN ACT EXEMPTING THE CHIEF OF POLICE OF THE TOWN OF OXFORD FROM THE PROVISIONS OF THE CIVIL SERVICE LAW. (Senate, No. S2104)      Approved by the Acting Governor, April 6, 1998
Chapter 69 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF LEOMINSTER TO SUPPLY WATER TO CERTAIN PROPERTY LOCATED IN THE TOWN OF LANCASTER. (House, No. H5061)      Approved by the Acting Governor, April 9, 1998
Chapter 70 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF NEW BEDFORD TO ISSUE AN ADDITIONAL LICENSE FOR THE SALE OF ALL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES TO BE DRUNK ON THE PREMISES. (House, No. H5161)      Approved by the Acting Governor, April 9, 1998
Chapter 71 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF NEW BEDFORD TO ISSUE AN ADDITIONAL LICENSE FOR THE SALE OF ALL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES TO BE DRUNK ON THE PREMISES. (House, No. H5138)      Approved by the Acting Governor, April 9, 1998
Chapter 72 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE ISSUANCE OF TAX BILLS IN THE CITY OF LAWRENCE. (House, No. H5306)      Approved by the Acting Governor, April 9, 1998
Chapter 73 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE CAPE COD, MARTHA'S VINEYARD AND NANTUCKET REGIONAL EMPLOYMENT BOARD. (Senate, No. S1732)      Approved by the Acting Governor, April 9, 1998
Chapter 74 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE DIVISION OF CAPITAL PLANNING AND OPERATIONS TO CONVEY CERTAIN LAND IN THE CITY OF BOSTON. (House, No. H2396)      Approved by the Acting Governor, April 9, 1998
Chapter 75 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE TAXATION OF SNOWMOBILES AND RECREATION VEHICLES. (House, No. H2792)      Approved by the Acting Governor, April 9, 1998
Chapter 76 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TRAFFIC COMMISSION IN THE CITY OF MELROSE. (House, No. H4793)      Approved by the Acting Governor, April 9, 1998
Chapter 77 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE WATER SUPPLY AND SEWER SYSTEMS OF THE TOWN OF SOUTHBRIDGE. (House, No. H5342)      Approved by the Acting Governor, April 9, 1998
Chapter 78 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A REVOLVING TRUST FUND TO AID IN THE FINANCING OF DRINKING WATER PROJECTS. (Senate, No. S2154)      Approved by the Acting Governor, April 9, 1998
Chapter 79 AN ACT FURTHER REGULATING THE SITING OF ASPHALT BATCHING FACILITIES IN THE CITIES OF CHELSEA, MALDEN AND REVERE. (House, No. H5413)      Approved by the Acting Governor, April 19, 1998
Chapter 80 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF SPRINGFIELD TO BORROW A CERTAIN SUM OF MONEY FOR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS TO THE LIBRARY AND MUSEUM BUILDINGS. (House, No. H4909)      Approved by the Acting Governor, April 19, 1998
Chapter 81 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF A TREASURER IN THE TOWN OF BOXBOROUGH. (House, No. H5287)      Approved by the Acting Governor, April 19, 1998
Chapter 82 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE PRESIDING OFFICER OF THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF GREENFIELD. (House, No. H4926)      Approved by the Acting Governor, April 22, 1998
Chapter 83 AN ACT RELATIVE TO CERTAIN BETTERMENT ASSESSMENTS IN THE TOWN OF GRANBY. (House, No. H5330)      Approved by the Acting Governor, April 22, 1998
Chapter 84 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF GREENFIELD. (House, No. H4474)      Approved by the Acting Governor, April 22, 1998
Chapter 85 AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE OFFICE OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT IN THE TOWN OF PLYMPTON. (House, No. H5200)      Approved by the Acting Governor, April 22, 1998
Chapter 86 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE TERMS OF CERTAIN BONDS AND NOTES TO BE ISSUED BY THE COMMONWEALTH. (House, No. H5194)      Approved by the Acting Governor, April 22, 1998
Chapter 87 AN ACT FURTHER REGULATING VOTER REGISTRATION FOR VICTIMS OF CERTAIN CRIMES. (Senate, No. S338)      Approved by the Acting Governor, April 22, 1998
Chapter 88 AN ACT PROMOTING THE SAFETY OF EMPLOYEES OF THE MASSACHUSETTS BAY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY. (House, No. H4436)      Approved by the Acting Governor, April 23, 1998
Chapter 89 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF BURLINGTON TO SEND CERTAIN INFORMATION TO THE VOTERS OF SAID TOWN. (House, No. H4979)      Approved by the Acting Governor, April 23, 1998
Chapter 90 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF FALL RIVER RETIREMENT BOARD TO INCREASE THE PENSION PAYABLE TO RETIRED FIREFIGHTER WALTER NICOLAU. (House, No. H5111)      Approved by the Acting Governor, April 23, 1998
Chapter 91 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE ANNUAL OBSERVANCE OF EDDIE EAGLE GUN SAFETY WEEK. (Senate, No. S1412)      Approved by the Acting Governor, April 23, 1998
Chapter 92 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE BUZZARDS BAY WATER DISTRICT. (House, No. H5076)      Approved by the Acting Governor, April 23, 1998
Chapter 93 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE LAYOUT AND ACCEPTANCE OF CERTAIN WAYS BY THE TOWN OF MANSFIELD. (House, No. H4709)      Approved by the Acting Governor, April 23, 1998
Chapter 94 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE PROVISION OF NATURAL GAS SERVICE IN THE TOWN OF WAKEFIELD. (House, No. H5060)      Approved by the Acting Governor, April 23, 1998
Chapter 95 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE ASSESSMENT OF SEWER BETTERMENTS IN THE TOWN OF WEST BOYLSTON. (House, No. H5113)      Approved by the Acting Governor, April 23, 1998
Chapter 96 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE SUSPENSION OF CERTAIN LABOR LAWS IN AN EMERGENCY. (Senate, No. S1862)      Approved by the Acting Governor, April 23, 1998
Chapter 97 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE TOWN OF BARRE AND A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH PHOENIX PLAZA CORP. AND WARE RIVER RECREATIONAL CORP. (Senate, No. S2070)      Approved by the Acting Governor, April 23, 1998
Chapter 98 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE PROSECUTION OF JUVENILE OFFENDERS. (House, No. H5468)      Approved by the Acting Governor, April 23, 1998
Chapter 99 AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 1998 TO PROVIDE FOR CERTAIN COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENTS, FOR SUPPLEMENTING CERTAIN EXISTING APPROPRIATIONS AND FOR CERTAIN OTHER ACTIVITIES AND PROJECTS. (Senate, No. S2181)      Approved by the Acting Governor, April 29, 1998
Chapter 100 AN ACT FURTHER REGULATING THE CONDUCT OF MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES. (House, No. H5102)      Approved by the Acting Governor, May 1, 1998
Chapter 101 AN ACT RELATIVE TO NOTIFYING EMPLOYEES OF THE RIGHT TO COLLECT UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION. (Senate, No. S2126)      Approved by the Acting Governor, May 1, 1998
Chapter 102 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE MASSACHUSETTS CONGREGATIONAL CHARITABLE SOCIETY. (House, No. H4849)      Approved by the Acting Governor, May 1, 1998
Chapter 103 AN ACT PROVIDING TENURE OF OFFICE FOR DENNIS P. GRADY AS CHIEF OF THE POLICE DEPARTMENT IN THE TOWN OF MENDON. (Senate, No. S2076)      Approved by the Acting Governor, May 1, 1998
Chapter 104 AN ACT FURTHER REGULATING THE PRACTICE OF PHARMACY. (House, No. H4759)      Approved by the Acting Governor, May 1, 1998
Chapter 105 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE SPECIAL POLICE FORCE OF THE TOWN OF WELLESLEY. (House, No. H4960)      Approved by the Acting Governor, May 1, 1998
Chapter 106 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE RETIREMENT ALLOWANCE OF ROBERT LALLY OF THE TOWN OF WELLESLEY. (House, No. H4961)      Approved by the Acting Governor, May 1, 1998
Chapter 107 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE ASSESSMENT OF BETTERMENTS IN THE TOWN OF HINSDALE. (Senate, No. S2096)      Approved by the Acting Governor, May 1, 1998
Chapter 108 AN ACT AUTHORIZING EVAN GOLANN AND DAVID J. BERGERON TO TAKE THE STATE POLICE EXAMINATION NOTWITHSTANDING THE MAXIMUM AGE REQUIREMENT. (Senate, No. S2084)      Became law without Executive Approval, May 4, 1998
Chapter 109 AN ACT PROVIDING EMPLOYEE LEAVE FOR CERTAIN FAMILY OBLIGATIONS. (Senate, No. S26)      Approved by the Acting Governor, May 6, 1998
Chapter 110 AN ACT CHANGING THE NAME OF THE TOWN OF GAY HEAD TO THE TOWN OF AQUINNAH. (House, No. H4619)      Approved by the Acting Governor, May 7, 1998
Chapter 111 AN ACT TRANSFERRING CONTROL OF A CERTAIN PARCEL OF PARK LAND IN THE CITY OF HOLYOKE. (House, No. H5237)      Approved by the Acting Governor, May 7, 1998
Chapter 112 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF NANTUCKET TO USE CERTAIN PARK LAND FOR GENERAL MUNICIPAL PURPOSES. (House, No. H4956)      Approved by the Acting Governor, May 7, 1998
Chapter 113 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE LICENSING OF PUB BREWERIES. (Senate, No. S2179)      Approved by the Acting Governor, May 7, 1998
Chapter 114 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE PRACTICE OF ACUPUNCTURE. (House, No. H4642)      Approved by the Acting Governor, May 14, 1998
Chapter 115 AN ACT RELATIVE TO COUNTERFEITING. (House, No. H4707)      Approved by the Acting Governor, May 14, 1998
Chapter 116 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF WESTPORT TO REIMBURSE CERTAIN TAX PAYMENTS. (House, No. H5164)      Approved by the Acting Governor, May 14, 1998
Chapter 117 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE TRAFFIC COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF WALTHAM. (House, No. H4865)      Approved by the Acting Governor, May 14, 1998
Chapter 118 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE ANNUAL OBSERVANCE OF ROBERT GODDARD DAY. (House, No. H4895)      Approved by the Acting Governor, May 14, 1998
Chapter 119 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A CERTAIN REVOLVING FUND IN THE TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON. (House, No. H5238)      Approved by the Acting Governor, May 14, 1998
Chapter 120 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE ELIGIBLE LIST FOR POLICE SERVICE IN THE CITY OF BOSTON. (House, No. H5429)      Approved by the Acting Governor, May 14, 1998
Chapter 121 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE USE OF CERTAIN TYPES OF SECURITIES IN THE FINANCING OF THE CENTRAL ARTERY/TED WILLIAMS TUNNEL PROJECT. (House, No. H5478)      Approved by the Acting Governor, May 18, 1998
Chapter 122 AN ACT RELATIVE TO A CERTAIN CONSERVATION RESTRICTION IN THE TOWN OF SUDBURY. (House, No. H5428)      Approved by the Acting Governor, May 20, 1998
Chapter 123 AN ACT RELATIVE TO AUTHORIZATION BY CERTAIN RETIRED PUBLIC EMPLOYEES FOR DEDUCTIONS FROM PENSIONS FOR CERTAIN FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS. (House, No. H383)      Approved by the Acting Governor, May 20, 1998
Chapter 124 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE FORM OF GOVERNMENT OF THE TOWN OF SHEFFIELD. (House, No. H4679)      Approved by the Acting Governor, May 22, 1998
Chapter 125 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A BOARD OF WATER AND SEWER COMMISSIONERS IN THE TOWN OF WEST STOCKBRIDGE. (House, No. H4817)      Approved by the Acting Governor, May 22, 1998
Chapter 126 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF A TREASURER/COLLECTOR IN THE TOWN OF EGREMONT. (House, No. H5098)      Approved by the Acting Governor, May 22, 1998
Chapter 127 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF EVERETT TO USE CERTAIN PARK LAND FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. (Senate, No. S1792)      Approved by the Acting Governor, May 22, 1998
Chapter 128 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF TWO ADDITIONAL LICENSES FOR THE SALE OF ALL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES TO BE DRUNK ON THE PREMISES IN THE TOWN OF BELLINGHAM. (Senate, No. S1992)      Approved by the Acting Governor, May 22, 1998
Chapter 129 AN ACT PROVIDING CONSUMER PROTECTION RELATIVE TO THE SALE OF INSURANCE BY BANKS. (Senate, No. S1948)      Approved by the Acting Governor, May 22, 1998
Chapter 130 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH TO MAKE CERTAIN CONVEYANCES OF FOREST LAND. (House, No. H5224)      Approved by the Acting Governor, May 28, 1998
Chapter 131 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE CONVEYANCE OF A CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND IN THE CITY OF LOWELL. (House, No. H3131)      Approved by the Acting Governor, May 28, 1998
Chapter 132 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE CONVEYANCE OF CERTAIN CONSERVATION LANDS IN THE TOWN OF CARVER FOR AIRPORT PURPOSES. (House, No. H4905)      Approved by the Acting Governor, May 28, 1998
Chapter 133 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF ARLINGTON TO ESTABLISH A SPECIAL FUND FOR THE PAYMENT OF COSTS RELATIVE TO SCHOOL RENOVATION PROJECTS. (House, No. H5159)      Approved by the Acting Governor, May 28, 1998
Chapter 134 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE CONSERVATION COMMISSION OF THE TOWN OF FALMOUTH. (House, No. H5193)      Approved by the Acting Governor, May 28, 1998
Chapter 135 AN ACT DESIGNATING A CERTAIN BRIDGE LOCATED IN THE TOWN OF NATICK AS THE VETERANS' MEMORIAL BRIDGE. (House, No. H5257)      Approved by the Acting Governor, May 28, 1998
Chapter 136 AN ACT DESIGNATING A CERTAIN BRIDGE IN THE TOWN OF AMESBURY AS THE BAILEY BRIDGE. (Senate, No. S2061)      Approved by the Acting Governor, May 28, 1998
Chapter 137 AN ACT RELATIVE TO CARDIOPULMONARY RESUSCITATION AND AUTOMATIC EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATION. (Senate, No. S2164)      Approved by the Acting Governor, May 28, 1998
Chapter 138 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN. (House, No. H5199)      Approved by the Acting Governor, May 29, 1998
Chapter 139 AN ACT RELATIVE TO CONSTRUCTION OF CERTAIN DWELLINGS IN THE TOWN OF WILMINGTON. (Senate, No. S992)      Approved by the Acting Governor, May 29, 1998
Chapter 140 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR CERTAIN INSURANCE BENEFITS FOR CANCER PATIENTS. (House, No. H5190)      Approved by the Acting Governor, May 29, 1998
Chapter 141 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE DIVISION OF CAPITAL PLANNING AND OPERATIONS TO ENTER INTO A LEASE OF CERTAIN PROPERTY WITH THE TOWN OF CHELMSFORD. (House, No. H5340)      Approved by the Acting Governor, May 29, 1998
Chapter 142 AN ACT RELATIVE TO PROCEEDINGS FOR THE FORECLOSURE OF MORTGAGES UNDER THE SOLDIERS' AND SAILORS' CIVIL RELIEF ACT. (Senate, No. S14)      Approved by the Acting Governor, May 29, 1998
Chapter 143 AN ACT AUTHORIZING CERTAIN CONVEYANCES IN THE TOWN OF WILBRAHAM. (Senate, No. S2196)      Approved by the Acting Governor, May 29, 1998
Chapter 144 AN ACT VALIDATING THE ACTION TAKEN AT AN ANNUAL TOWN MEETING OF THE TOWN OF BROOKLINE. (Senate, No. S2198)      Approved by the Acting Governor, May 29, 1998
Chapter 145 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE STATE BALLOT LAW COMMISSION. (House, No. H5569)      Approved by the Acting Governor, June 4, 1998
Chapter 146 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE TERMS OF CERTAIN NOTES TO BE ISSUED BY THE COMMONWEALTH. (House, No. H5513)      Approved by the Acting Governor, June 8, 1998
Chapter 147 AN ACT RELATIVE TO EXECUTORS. (House, No. H2136)      Approved by the Acting Governor, June 11, 1998
Chapter 148 AN ACT RELATIVE TO ELECTED OFFICIALS IN THE TOWN OF SEEKONK. (House, No. H4521)      Approved by the Acting Governor, June 11, 1998
Chapter 149 AN ACT ENLARGING THE TERRITORY OF THE WARREN WATER DISTRICT. (House, No. H5206)      Approved by the Acting Governor, June 11, 1998
Chapter 150 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE ELIGIBLE LIST FOR POLICE SERVICE IN THE CITY OF BOSTON. (House, No. H5397)      Approved by the Acting Governor, June 11, 1998
Chapter 151 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF FALL RIVER TO USE A CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND FOR SCHOOL DEPARTMENT AND PARK DEPARTMENT PURPOSES. (Senate, No. S2129)      Approved by the Acting Governor, June 19, 1998
Chapter 152 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE REMOVAL OF EGGS FROM FEMALE LOBSTERS. (House, No. H5246)      Approved by the Acting Governor, June 19, 1998
Chapter 153 AN ACT AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE TO REFUND A CERTAIN OVERPAYMENT. (House, No. H3572)      Approved by the Acting Governor, June 25, 1998
Chapter 154 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF ASHBY TO CONTINUE THE EMPLOYMENT OF ELMER S. FITZGERALD, JR. AS FIRE CHIEF. (House, No. H5508)      Approved by the Acting Governor, June 25, 1998
Chapter 155 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE TRANSFER OF CERTAIN MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATIONS. (Senate, No. S1826)      Approved by the Acting Governor, June 25, 1998
Chapter 156 AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 1998 TO PROVIDE FOR SUPPLEMENTING CERTAIN EXISTING APPROPRIATIONS AND FOR CERTAIN OTHER ACTIVITIES AND PROJECTS. (House, No. H5647)      Approved by the Acting Governor, June 26, 1998
Chapter 157 AN ACT CORRECTING AND EXTENDING THE ONE TRIAL SYSTEM FOR CIVIL CASES IN NORFOLK AND MIDDLESEX COUNTIES. (Senate, No. S2205)      Approved by the Acting Governor, June 29, 1998
Chapter 158 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE NOTIFICATION PROCEDURES REGARDING PRIVATIZATION CONTRACTS. (House, No. H12)      Passed over veto, June 3, 1998
Chapter 159 AN ACT MAKING CERTAIN APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 1999 PRIOR TO FINAL ACTION ON THE GENERAL APPROPRIATION BILL FOR SAID FISCAL YEAR. (House, No. H5650)      Approved by the Acting Governor, June 30, 1998
Chapter 160 AN ACT RELATIVE TO LIABILITY ON FOREIGN ACCOUNTS. (Senate, No. S1844)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 2, 1998
Chapter 161 AN ACT MAKING CERTAIN CORRECTIVE CHANGES IN CERTAIN GENERAL AND SPECIAL LAWS. (Senate, No. S2101)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 2, 1998
Chapter 162 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE APPOINTMENT OF JOSEPH JACKSON, JR. AND THOMAS F. BAMBERRY, JR. TO THE FIRE DEPARTMENT OF THE CITY OF QUINCY. (Senate, No. S2221)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 2, 1998
Chapter 163 AN ACT FURTHER REGULATING BOARD MEETINGS BY BANKS. (House, No. H1875)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 3, 1998
Chapter 164 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE FINANCING AND OPERATION OF A GOLF COURSE BY THE TOWN OF NATICK. (Senate, No. S2067)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 3, 1998
Chapter 165 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE BOSTON FAIR HOUSING COMMISSION. (Senate, No. S2111)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 3, 1998
Chapter 166 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A CITY OR TOWN AID TO THE ELDERLY AND DISABLED TAXATION FUND. (House, No. H4984)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 9, 1998
Chapter 167 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF BILLERICA TO REFUND A CERTAIN TAX PAYMENT. (House, No. H5097)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 9, 1998
Chapter 168 AN ACT EXEMPTING CERTAIN POSITIONS IN THE CITY OF WESTFIELD FROM THE CIVIL SERVICE LAW. (House, No. H5231)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 9, 1998
Chapter 169 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE ISSUANCE OF CERTAIN CREDIT INSURANCE. (Senate, No. S626)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 10, 1998
Chapter 170 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR GENDER NEUTRALITY IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF STATUTES. (House, No. H4962)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 10, 1998
Chapter 171 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS IN THE TOWN OF HATFIELD. (House, No. H5561)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 16, 1998
Chapter 172 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE PROCUREMENT OF CERTAIN EDUCATIONAL SOFTWARE FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS. (Senate, No. S247)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 16, 1998
Chapter 173 AN ACT RELATIVE TO LOWERING THE AGE FOR THE DONATION OF BLOOD. (Senate, No. S469)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 16, 1998
Chapter 174 AN ACT DESIGNATING A PORTION OF STATE HIGHWAY ROUTE 20 IN THE TOWN OF CHARLTON AS THE JENS MEMORIAL HIGHWAY. (House, No. H5384)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 17, 1998
Chapter 175 AN ACT REDUCING INCOME TAXES AND UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE RATES AND PROVIDING FOR WORKFORCE TRAINING. (House, No. H5709)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 21, 1998
Chapter 176 AN ACT MAKING CERTAIN APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 1999 PRIOR TO FINAL ACTION ON THE GENERAL APPROPRIATION BILL FOR SAID FISCAL YEAR. (House, No. H5708)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 21, 1998
Chapter 177 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE ANNUAL TOWN MEETING HELD IN THE TOWN OF CARVER IN 1998. (House, No. H5539)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 21, 1998
Chapter 178 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF PROVINCETOWN. (House, No. H4520)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 21, 1998
Chapter 179 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE CONSIDERATION OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN CUSTODY AND VISITATION PROCEEDINGS. (House, No. H4951)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 22, 1998
Chapter 180 AN ACT RELATIVE TO GUN CONTROL IN THE COMMONWEALTH. (Senate, No. S1985)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 23, 1998
Chapter 181 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE RETIREMENT BENEFITS OF CERTAIN EMPLOYEES. (House, No. H345)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 23, 1998
Chapter 182 AN ACT RELATIVE TO SHADE TREES. (House, No. H740)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 23, 1998
Chapter 183 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE ELIGIBLE LIST FOR POLICE SERVICE. (Senate, No. S1895)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 23, 1998
Chapter 184 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE TRANSFER OF CERTAIN FISHING LICENSES. (House, No. H91)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 24, 1998
Chapter 185 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE GOVERNOR TO DESIGNATE AN ADDITIONAL JUSTICE OF THE PEACE IN THE TOWN OF WEST BRIDGEWATER. (House, No. H293)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 24, 1998
Chapter 186 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A BOARD OF SELECTMEN-TOWN ADMINISTRATOR FORM OF GOVERNMENT IN THE TOWN OF SPENCER. (House, No. H5573)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 24, 1998
Chapter 187 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF MARION TO ESTABLISH AN OPEN SPACE ACQUISITION COMMISSION. (House, No. H5600)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 24, 1998
Chapter 188 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE GRANT OF IMMUNITY. (House, No. H5651)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 24, 1998
Chapter 189 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF COURT FACILITIES IN THE COMMONWEALTH. (House, No. H1635)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 28, 1998
Chapter 190 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE CONSERVATION COMMISSION OF THE TOWN OF WEST TISBURY. (House, No. H5182)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 30, 1998
Chapter 191 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF WORCESTER TO ISSUE PENSION OBLIGATION BONDS. (Senate, No. S2263)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 30, 1998
Chapter 192 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF WESTBOROUGH TO ISSUE AN ADDITIONAL LICENSE FOR THE SALE OF ALL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES TO BE DRUNK ON THE PREMISES. (House, No. H5132)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 30, 1998
Chapter 193 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE NANTUCKET HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION. (House, No. H4653)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 30, 1998
Chapter 195 AN ACT TO FACILITATE THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE FISCAL YEAR 1999 GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT. (House, No. H5716)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 30, 1998
Chapter 196 AN ACT RELATIVE TO A CERTAIN DISABILITY RETIREMENT FOR WALTER L. HEAGNEY, JR. (House, No. H5544)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 30, 1998
Chapter 197 AN ACT DESIGNATING THE LIBRARY AT THE WESTBOROUGH STATE HOSPITAL AS THE JOHN LOWE LIBRARY. (House, No. H3734)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 31, 1998
Chapter 198 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE REORGANIZATION OF CERTAIN INSURANCE COMPANIES. (House, No. H5101)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 31, 1998
Chapter 199 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF BROCKTON TO ENTER INTO CONTRACTS FOR THE OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE, LEASE OR SALE AND MODIFICATIONS OF THE WASTEWATER AND WATER TREATMENT FACILITIES PLANT, SEWER AND PUMP STATIONS. (House, No. H4459)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 31, 1998
Chapter 200 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE SOUTH HADLEY HOUSING AUTHORITY TO CONVEY A CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND. (House, No. H5599)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 31, 1998
Chapter 201 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF BELLINGHAM. (House, No. H5491)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 31, 1998
Chapter 202 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE DIVISION OF CAPITAL PLANNING AND OPERATIONS TO CONVEY A CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND IN THE TOWN OF HALIFAX. (Senate, No. S2093)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 31, 1998
Chapter 203 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE TAXATION OF CERTAIN REAL PROPERTY. (House, No. H4669)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 31, 1998
Chapter 204 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF BROCKTON TO CONVEY CERTAIN LAND KNOWN AS THE MONTELLO POOL. (Senate, No. S2274)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 1, 1998
Chapter 205 AN ACT EXTENDING CERTAIN CAPITAL SPENDING AUTHORIZATIONS. (House, No. H5607)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 4, 1998
Chapter 206 AN ACT RELATIVE TO ENVIRONMENTAL CLEANUP AND PROMOTING THE REDEVELOPMENT OF CONTAMINATED PROPERTY. (House, No. H5299)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 5, 1998
Chapter 207 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE USE OF THE TITLE PSYCHOLOGIST IN EMPLOYMENT. (House, No. H917)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 5, 1998
Chapter 208 AN ACT RELATIVE TO A CERTAIN ADVISORY COMMITTEE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH. (House, No. H2492)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 5, 1998
Chapter 209 AN ACT DESIGNATING A CERTAIN BOATHOUSE IN THE CITY OF WORCESTER AS THE ALLAN FEARN BOATHOUSE AT REGATTA POINT. (House, No. H5423)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 5, 1998
Chapter 210 AN ACT EXEMPTING THE POSITION OF CHIEF OF POLICE IN THE TOWN OF ACTON FROM THE PROVISIONS OF THE CIVIL SERVICE LAW. (House, No. H5545)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 5, 1998
Chapter 211 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF PLYMOUTH TO ESTABLISH A SPECIAL RESERVE FUND. (House, No. H5515)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 5, 1998
Chapter 212 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE AUTHORITY OF POLICE OFFICERS OF THE CITIES OF BOSTON AND NEWTON AND THE TOWN OF BROOKLINE. (House, No. H5019)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 5, 1998
Chapter 213 AN ACT VALIDATING THE ACTS AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE ANNUAL AND SPECIAL TOWN MEETINGS HELD IN THE TOWN OF STOUGHTON. (House, No. H5640)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 5, 1998
Chapter 214 AN ACT RELATIVE TO WILLIAM G. SUPREY. (House, No. H5566)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 5, 1998
Chapter 215 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF NORTH READING TO CONVEY CERTAIN CONSERVATION LAND. (House, No. H5473)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 5, 1998
Chapter 216 AN ACT RELATIVE TO DENTAL SERVICE CORPORATIONS. (House, No. H5386)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 5, 1998
Chapter 217 AN ACT DESIGNATING A CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND IN THE CITY OF QUINCY AS THE DON KENT'S OCEAN VIEW. (Senate, No. S528)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 5, 1998
Chapter 218 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE FINANCE COMMITTEE IN THE TOWN OF HARVARD. (Senate, No. S2063)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 5, 1998
Chapter 219 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE LYNN WATER AND SEWER COMMISSION TO ENTER INTO CONTRACTS FOR THE LEASE, FINANCING, DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF MODIFICATIONS FOR THE WATER WORKS SYSTEM AND SEWER WORKS SYSTEM AND THE OPERATION, MAINTENANCE, REPAIR AND REPLACEMENT OF THE WATER AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANTS, PUMP STATIONS AND COMBINED SEWER OVERFLOW CONSOLIDATION AND TREATMENT FACILITIES. (Senate, No. S2231)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 5, 1998
Chapter 220 AN ACT FURTHER REGULATING JUNIOR OPERATORS' LICENSES. (House, No. H5339)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 6, 1998
Chapter 221 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE COMMONWEALTH TO ACQUIRE CERTAIN LAND IN THE TOWN OF DOUGLAS. (House, No. H5770)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 6, 1998
Chapter 222 AN ACT RELATIVE TO BANKING LAWS. (House, No. H35)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 6, 1998
Chapter 223 AN ACT RELATIVE TO STATE CHARTERED CREDIT UNIONS. (House, No. H1439)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 6, 1998
Chapter 224 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF GREENFIELD. (House, No. H5381)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 6, 1998
Chapter 225 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE GROTON COUNTRY CLUB AUTHORITY. (House, No. H4453)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 6, 1998
Chapter 226 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF HULL TO LEASE CERTAIN PROPERTY. (House, No. H5572)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 6, 1998
Chapter 227 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF LUNENBURG TO CONVEY A CERTAIN PARCEL OF CONSERVATION LAND. (House, No. H5755)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 6, 1998
Chapter 228 AN ACT RELATIVE TO SELF TESTING PROGRAMS BY BANKS. (House, No. H4695)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 6, 1998
Chapter 229 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE TERMS OF CERTAIN BONDS AND NOTES TO BE ISSUED BY THE COMMONWEALTH. (House, No. H5603)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 6, 1998
Chapter 230 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TRANSFER OF CERTAIN STATE OWNED LAND IN THE TOWN OF CANTON. (House, No. H5722)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 6, 1998
Chapter 231 AN ACT RELATIVE TO PERSONNEL RECORDS. (House, No. H5724)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 6, 1998
Chapter 232 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE PREVENTION OF DRUG INDUCED RAPE AND KIDNAPPING. (House, No. H5448)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 7, 1998
Chapter 233 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE LEASING OF CERTAIN PROPERTY BY THE TOWN OF WARWICK. (Senate, No. S2082)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 7, 1998
Chapter 234 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF NATICK TO LEASE A CERTAIN BUILDING. (House, No. H5624)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 7, 1998
Chapter 235 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE FINANCING OF THE CENTRAL ARTERY PROJECT. (Senate, No. S2322)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 7, 1998
Chapter 236 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE PAYMENT OF WAGES. (House, No. H5746)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 7, 1998
Chapter 237 AN ACT RELATIVE TO FREEDOM OF EMPLOYMENT IN THE BROADCASTING INDUSTRY. (Senate, No. S76)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 7, 1998
Chapter 238 AN ACT PROHIBITING THE DISCLOSURE OF THE NAMES AND TELEPHONE NUMBERS OF DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICE PERSONNEL. (Senate, No. S579)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 7, 1998
Chapter 239 AN ACT FURTHER REGULATING THE MASSACHUSETTS HOUSING FINANCE AGENCY. (Senate, No. S522)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 7, 1998
Chapter 240 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF HARDWICK TO CONVEY LAND TO THE HARDWICK FARMERS CO-OPERATIVE EXCHANGE. (Senate, No. S2280)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 7, 1998
Chapter 241 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF MARLBOROUGH TO LEASE A CERTAIN PARCEL OF RECREATIONAL LAND. (Senate, No. S2243)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 7, 1998
Chapter 242 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE CONDOMINIUM AND TIME-SHARE LAWS. (House, No. H5054)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 7, 1998
Chapter 243 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR HEARING SCREENING OF NEWBORNS. (House, No. H5392)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 7, 1998
Chapter 244 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE COMMISSIONER OF THE DIVISION OF CAPITAL PLANNING AND OPERATIONS TO GRANT A PERMANENT EASEMENT TO THE TOWN OF HINSDALE. (House, No. H5666)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 7, 1998
Chapter 245 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE SOUTH MIDDLESEX REGIONAL VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL SCHOOL TO PAY CERTAIN HEALTH INSURANCE PREMIUMS. (House, No. H5444)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 7, 1998
Chapter 246 AN ACT RELATIVE TO MOTOR VEHICLE LIABILITY POLICIES FOR ANTIQUE AUTOMOBILES. (House, No. H4785)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 7, 1998
Chapter 247 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE RETIREMENT BOARD OF THE TOWN OF BROOKLINE. (House, No. H4654)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 7, 1998
Chapter 248 AN ACT RELATIVE TO CERTAIN LICENSES TO EXHIBIT BY MOVIE THEATERS. (House, No. H5010)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 7, 1998
Chapter 249 AN ACT RELATIVE TO A CERTAIN RETIRED EMPLOYEE OF THE TOWN OF READING. (House, No. H5389)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 7, 1998
Chapter 250 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE MASSACHUSETTS INDUSTRIAL FINANCE AGENCY. (Senate, No. S1955)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 7, 1998
Chapter 251 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF PRINCETON TO GRANT CERTAIN EASEMENTS TO WORCESTER COUNTY. (House, No. H5447)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 7, 1998
Chapter 252 AN ACT RELATIVE TO EARLY INTERVENTION PROGRAMS FOR INJURED PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. (House, No. H5020)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 7, 1998
Chapter 253 AN ACT DIRECTING THE GREENFIELD RETIREMENT BOARD TO PAY A CERTAIN RETIREMENT BENEFIT TO THE SURVIVING SPOUSE OF FIREFIGHTER KENNETH J. CREIGLE. (House, No. H5492)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 7, 1998
Chapter 254 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF LYNNFIELD TO CONVEY CERTAIN LAND. (Senate, No. S2251)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 7, 1998
Chapter 255 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF GLOUCESTER TO CONTRIBUTE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR CERTAIN SEPTIC SYSTEM COSTS. (House, No. H4476)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 7, 1998
Chapter 256 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE DIVISION OF CAPITAL PLANNING AND OPERATIONS TO CONVEY CERTAIN PARCELS OF LAND TO THE FRANKLIN REGIONAL COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS FOR HIGHWAY PURPOSES. (House, No. H1999)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 7, 1998
Chapter 257 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE DEVELOPMENT AND PRESERVATION OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING. (House, No. H5291)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 7, 1998
Chapter 258 AN ACT REGULATING SET OFF OF MUTUAL DEBTS AND CREDITS INVOLVING AN INSOLVENT INSURER. (Senate, No. S623)      Passed over veto, May 14, 1998
Chapter 259 AN ACT INSURING COMMUNITY INVESTMENT AND THE EQUITABLE TAXATION OF INSURANCE COMPANIES IN MASSACHUSETTS. (House, No. H5479)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 10, 1998
Chapter 260 AN ACT MAKING CERTAIN APPROPRIATIONS AND TRANSFERS FOR FISCAL YEAR 1998. (Senate, No. S2306)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 10, 1998
Chapter 261 AN ACT RELATIVE TO CERTAIN PENSION BENEFITS OF MARY E. MUISE. (House, No. H4579)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 10, 1998
Chapter 262 AN ACT RELATIVE TO CERTAIN CONTRACTING PROCEDURES IN THE CITY OF BOSTON. (House, No. H4672)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 10, 1998
Chapter 263 AN ACT AUTHORIZING FRANKLIN REGIONAL COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS TO CONVEY CERTAIN LAND IN THE TOWN OF WHATELY. (House, No. H4317)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 10, 1998
Chapter 264 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR AN INCREASE IN THE REQUIREMENTS FOR NOMINATION AS A CANDIDATE FOR ELECTIVE OFFICE IN THE CITY OF MALDEN. (House, No. H4594)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 10, 1998
Chapter 265 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE RELEASE OF CERTAIN EASEMENTS IN THE CITY OF WORCESTER. (Senate, No. S2200)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 10, 1998
Chapter 266 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE MASSACHUSETTS GOVERNMENT LAND BANK REGARDING THE DEVENS ENTERPRISE COMMISSION. (Senate, No. S2029)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 10, 1998
Chapter 267 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR A FOUR YEAR TERM FOR THE OFFICE OF MAYOR OF THE CITY OF MALDEN COMMENCING IN THE YEAR 2000. (House, No. H4595)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 10, 1998
Chapter 268 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE LIABILITY OF CERTAIN LANDOWNERS. (House, No. H5586)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 10, 1998
Chapter 269 AN ACT AUTHORIZING LONG TERM LEASES FOR OFFICES FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH IN THE DUDLEY SQUARE AREA OF THE CITY OF BOSTON. (Senate, No. S2282)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 10, 1998
Chapter 270 AN ACT RELATIVE TO A CERTAIN EASEMENT IN THE TOWN OF WILMINGTON. (House, No. H5268)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 10, 1998
Chapter 271 AN ACT RELATIVE TO CERTAIN STATE LAND IN THE TOWN OF NORTH READING AND THE TOWN OF WILMINGTON. (House, No. H5592)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 10, 1998
Chapter 272 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE REGISTRAR OF MOTOR VEHICLES TO UPDATE ADDRESS INFORMATION. (House, No. H5401)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 10, 1998
Chapter 273 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE DENNIS WATER DISTRICT TO CONVEY AN EASEMENT OVER CERTAIN PARCELS OF LAND TO THE TOWN OF DENNIS. (House, No. H5652)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 10, 1998
Chapter 274 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE DIVISION OF CAPITAL ASSET MANAGEMENT AND MAINTENANCE TO GRANT INTERESTS IN CERTAIN LAND TO THE TOWN OF FRANKLIN. (House, No. H4697)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 10, 1998
Chapter 275 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE LEASE OF COMMONWEALTH LAND IN THE CITY OF QUINCY. (House, No. H5704)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 10, 1998
Chapter 276 AN ACT REQUIRING CERTAIN INSTRUCTIONS IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS OF THE COMMONWEALTH. (House, No. H3629)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 10, 1998
Chapter 277 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE DIVISION OF CAPITAL PLANNING AND OPERATIONS TO CONVEY CERTAIN PROPERTY LOCATED IN THE TOWN OF WAKEFIELD TO THE OWNER OF AN ABUTTING PARCEL. (Senate, No. S2246)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 10, 1998
Chapter 278 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE SIMULTANEOUS LAND EXCHANGE OF CERTAIN PARCELS OF LAND BETWEEN THE TOWN OF PROVINCETOWN, THE COMMONWEALTH AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. (Senate, No. S1736)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 10, 1998
Chapter 279 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE DISPOSITION OF DANVERS STATE HOSPITAL. (Senate, No. S2316)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 10, 1998
Chapter 280 AN ACT RELATIVE TO HIRING WOMEN ON STATE CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS. (Senate, No. S2142)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 10, 1998
Chapter 281 AN ACT RELATIVE TO NOMINATION PAPERS. (House, No. H5074)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 10, 1998
Chapter 282 AN ACT CERTIFYING PROVISIONAL EMPLOYEES AND PROVISIONAL PROMOTEES WITHIN THE CITY OF BOSTON AS PERMANENT EMPLOYEES. (House, No. H5518)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 10, 1998
Chapter 283 AN ACT RELATIVE TO REVERSE MORTGAGE LOANS. (Senate, No. S2214)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 10, 1998
Chapter 284 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE TAKING BY EMINENT DOMAIN OF CERTAIN LAND IN THE TOWN OF DENNIS. (House, No. H5349)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 10, 1998
Chapter 285 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE DISTRIBUTION OF INFORMATION TO CERTAIN PARENTS OF CHILDREN ENROLLED IN ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS. (Senate, No. S2209)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 10, 1998
Chapter 286 AN ACT EXTENDING EXISTING ECONOMIC INCENTIVES TO BUSINESSES REBUILDING IN THE COMMONWEALTH AFTER A DISASTER. (House, No. H5751)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 10, 1998
Chapter 287 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE BURNCOAT POND WATERSHED DISTRICT IN THE TOWNS OF LEICESTER AND SPENCER. (House, No. H5558)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 10, 1998
Chapter 288 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE DISPOSITION OF CERTAIN STATE OWNED LAND IN THE CITY OF QUINCY. (House, No. H5536)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 10, 1998
Chapter 289 AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 1998 TO PROVIDE FOR CERTAIN CAPITAL AND SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS. (House, No. H5427)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 10, 1998
Chapter 290 AN ACT FURTHER REGULATING THE POWERS OF THE MASSACHUSETTS STATE COLLEGE BUILDING AUTHORITY. (House, No. H5581)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 10, 1998
Chapter 291 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE DIVISION OF CAPITAL PLANNING AND OPERATIONS TO CONVEY CERTAIN LAND IN THE TOWN OF HULL. (House, No. H5614)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 10, 1998
Chapter 292 AN ACT AUTHORIZING AN EXCHANGE OF REAL PROPERTY BETWEEN THE COMMONWEALTH AND THE CITY OF BROCKTON. (House, No. H5368)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 10, 1998
Chapter 293 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE CAPE COD OPEN SPACE LAND ACQUISITION PROGRAM. (House, No. H5568)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 11, 1998
Chapter 294 AN ACT FURTHER REGULATING THE DISCLOSURE OF CERTAIN INFORMATION IN REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS. (House, No. H2099)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 11, 1998
Chapter 295 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE CONSUMER AND MERCHANT PROTECTION ACT. (Senate, No. S2195)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 11, 1998
Chapter 296 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE TAXATION OF COMMON TRUST FUNDS. (House, No. H4783)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 11, 1998
Chapter 297 AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 1998 TO ENSURE ENVIRONMENTAL CLEANUP AND PROMOTE THE REDEVELOPMENT OF CONTAMINATED PROPERTY. (House, No. H5775)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 11, 1998
Chapter 298 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR DISPOSITION OF LAND TO THE LAWRENCE REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY. (House, No. H5705)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 11, 1998
Chapter 299 AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 1998 TO PROVIDE FOR SUPPLEMENTING CERTAIN EXISTING APPROPRIATIONS AND FOR CERTAIN OTHER ACTIVITIES AND PROJECTS. (Senate, No. S2323)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 12, 1998
Chapter 300 AN ACT ABOLISHING THE COUNTY GOVERNMENTS OF HAMPSHIRE, ESSEX, AND BERKSHIRE COUNTIES, AND TRANSFERRING ESSENTIAL COUNTY FUNCTIONS TO THE COMMONWEALTH. (House, No. H5780)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 13, 1998
Chapter 301 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE SOUTH SHORE TRI-TOWN DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION. (House, No. H5528)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 14, 1998
Chapter 302 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR REGISTRATION OF BICYCLE MESSENGER SERVICES AND LICENSING OF COMMERCIAL MESSENGERS IN THE CITY OF BOSTON. (House, No. H5682)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 14, 1998
Chapter 303 AN ACT PROVIDING ACCESS TO CERTAIN COMMUTER RAIL STATIONS OF THE MASSACHUSETTS BAY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY. (Senate, No. S2290)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 14, 1998
Chapter 304 AN ACT RELATIVE TO ESTABLISHING A LAND BANK FUND IN THE TOWN OF MARION. (House, No. H5756)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 14, 1998
Chapter 305 AN ACT REGULATING TELEPHONE SALES OF STATE LOTTERY WAGERS OR TICKETS. (Senate, No. S2211)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 18, 1998
Chapter 306 AN ACT RELATIVE TO COST OF LIVING ADJUSTMENTS. (House, No. H5683)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 20, 1998
Chapter 307 AN ACT FURTHER REGULATING CERTAIN INSURANCE. (Senate, No. S1974)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 20, 1998
Chapter 308 AN ACT PROHIBITING SEX OFFENDERS FROM WORK RELEASE PROGRAMS. (House, No. H2942)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 21, 1998
Chapter 309 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE SPECIAL MILITARY RESERVATION COMMISSION. (House, No. H3133)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 27, 1998
Chapter 310 AN ACT DESIGNATING AN OVERPASS IN THE TOWN OF SOMERSET AS THE JOHN MARSHALL OVERPASS. (House, No. H5430)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 28, 1998
Chapter 311 AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE WELLESLEY HOUSING DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION. (House, No. H5398)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 28, 1998
Chapter 312 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE QUALIFICATIONS OF COMMISSIONER OF CODE ENFORCEMENT IN THE CITY OF SPRINGFIELD. (House, No. H5388)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 28, 1998
Chapter 313 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF CERTAIN FACILITIES OF THE MASSACHUSETTS PORT AUTHORITY. (Senate, No. S2325)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 28, 1998
Chapter 314 AN ACT REQUIRING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF SENIOR CITIZEN SAFETY ZONES IN THE CITY OF MALDEN. (House, No. H5222)      Approved by the Acting Governor, September 2, 1998
Chapter 315 AN ACT DIRECTING THE STATE SECRETARY TO PLACE A CERTAIN NONBINDING QUESTION ON THE BIENNIAL STATE ELECTION BALLOT IN THE CITY OF SPRINGFIELD IN THE CURRENT YEAR. (House, No. H5798)      Approved by the Acting Governor, September 3, 1998
Chapter 316 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE MASSACHUSETTS WATER RESOURCES AUTHORITY TO GRANT ACCESS TO ITS SEWER SYSTEM TO CERTAIN PROPERTY IN THE TOWN OF SHARON. (House, No. H5721)      Approved by the Acting Governor, September 3, 1998
Chapter 317 AN ACT EXEMPTING THE POSITION OF SCHOOL NURSE IN THE TOWN OF BROOKLINE FROM THE CIVIL SERVICE LAW. (House, No. H5612)      Approved by the Acting Governor, September 3, 1998
Chapter 318 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF CLINTON TO REIMBURSE CERTAIN REAL PROPERTY TAXES. (House, No. H5099)      Approved by the Acting Governor, September 3, 1998
Chapter 319 AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 1998 TO PROVIDE FOR SUPPLEMENTING CERTAIN EXISTING APPROPRIATIONS AND FOR CERTAIN OTHER ACTIVITIES AND PROJECTS. (Senate, No. S2312)      Approved by the Acting Governor, September 3, 1998
Chapter 320 AN ACT RELATIVE TO ENTERING BY FALSE PRETENSES IN THE DAYTIME. (House, No. H4977)      Approved by the Acting Governor, September 4, 1998
Chapter 321 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A BOARD OF REGISTRATION OF HEARING INSTRUMENT SPECIALISTS. (House, No. H4760)      Approved by the Acting Governor, September 4, 1998
Chapter 322 AN ACT RELATIVE TO REAL ESTATE TAX EXEMPTIONS FOR CERTAIN VETERANS WHO RESIDE IN THE CITY OF NEWTON. (House, No. H4544)      Approved by the Acting Governor, September 11, 1998
Chapter 323 AN ACT RELATIVE TO A CERTAIN PAYMENT IN LIEU OF TAXES IN THE TOWN OF CHARLTON. (House, No. H5596)      Approved by the Acting Governor, September 11, 1998
Chapter 324 AN ACT AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE MASSACHUSETTS HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT TO ERECT A MEMORIAL MARKER IN THE TOWN OF BOURNE. (House, No. H5744)      Approved by the Acting Governor, September 11, 1998
Chapter 325 AN ACT REGULATING THE PRODUCTION OF FORTIFIED WINES. (Senate, No. S1951)      Approved by the Acting Governor, September 11, 1998
Chapter 326 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE POLICE DEPARTMENT OF THE TOWN OF SPENCER. (Senate, No. S2113)      Approved by the Acting Governor, September 11, 1998
Chapter 327 AN ACT PROTECTING CONSUMERS FROM THE UNAUTHORIZED SWITCHING OF THEIR LOCAL AND LONG DISTANCE TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICE PROVIDERS. (Senate, No. S2291)      Approved by the Acting Governor, September 11, 1998
Chapter 328 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE ELECTION COMMISSION OR BOARD OF REGISTRARS OF VOTERS IN THE TOWN OF SWAMPSCOTT. (Senate, No. S2238)      Approved by the Acting Governor, September 18, 1998
Chapter 329 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR RECALL ELECTIONS IN THE DARTMOUTH FIRE DISTRICT #2. (House, No. H5004)      Approved by the Acting Governor, September 18, 1998
Chapter 330 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE FILLING OF VACANCIES IN TOWN MEETING MEMBERSHIP IN THE TOWN OF SWAMPSCOTT. (Senate, No. S2239)      Approved by the Acting Governor, September 18, 1998
Chapter 331 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE HOLYOKE ARMORY. (Senate, No. S2177)      Approved by the Acting Governor, September 18, 1998
Chapter 332 AN ACT RELATIVE TO EXCAVATION. (Senate, No. S1856)      Approved by the Acting Governor, September 18, 1998
Chapter 333 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE BOARD OF SELECTMEN-TOWN MANAGER FORM OF GOVERNMENT IN THE TOWN OF FRAMINGHAM. (House, No. H5701)      Approved by the Acting Governor, September 24, 1998
Chapter 334 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE INVESTMENT OF TRUST FUNDS BY THE CITY OF WORCESTER. (Senate, No. S2261)      Approved by the Acting Governor, September 25, 1998
Chapter 335 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE LEASING AND CONSTRUCTION OF IMPROVEMENTS TO THE EAST JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL BUILDING IN THE CITY KNOWN AS THE TOWN OF WATERTOWN. (House, No. H5728)      Approved by the Acting Governor, September 25, 1998
Chapter 336 AN ACT RELATIVE TO REPORTS OF ABUSE OF PATIENTS RECEIVING HOME HEALTH CARE. (Senate, No. S1818)      Approved by the Acting Governor, September 25, 1998
Chapter 337 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF WAKEFIELD TO HOLD A CERTAIN SPECIAL ELECTION. (House, No. H5791)      Approved by the Acting Governor, September 28, 1998
Chapter 338 AN ACT RELATIVE TO TOWN MEETING MEMBERS IN THE TOWN OF FRAMINGHAM. (House, No. H5702)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 1, 1998
Chapter 339 AN ACT DESIGNATING THE WORDS AND MUSIC OF "SAY HELLO TO SOMEONE IN MASSACHUSETTS" THE OFFICIAL POLKA OF THE COMMONWEALTH. (House, No. H5472)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 1, 1998
Chapter 340 AN ACT DESIGNATING A CERTAIN BRIDGE IN THE TOWN OF NORTHBRIDGE AS THE CORPORAL RICHARD J. AND SERGEANT JOHN P. MORAN MEMORIAL BRIDGE. (Senate, No. S2105)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 1, 1998
Chapter 341 AN ACT RELATIVE TO PRELIMINARY ELECTIONS IN THE TOWN OF FRAMINGHAM. (House, No. H5699)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 1, 1998
Chapter 342 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE BOARD OF SELECTMEN IN THE TOWN OF BOXBOROUGH. (House, No. H5450)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 1, 1998
Chapter 343 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE UNION SCHOOL OF THE TOWNS OF NEW SALEM AND WENDELL. (House, No. H4537)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 1, 1998
Chapter 344 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE REORGANIZATION OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. (House, No. H5807)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 1, 1998
Chapter 345 AN ACT EXEMPTING THE POSITION OF SEALER OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES IN THE TOWN OF HINGHAM FROM THE PROVISIONS OF THE CIVIL SERVICE LAW. (House, No. H5574)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 2, 1998
Chapter 346 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE POLICE DEPARTMENT OF THE TOWN OF ROCKLAND. (House, No. H5620)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 8, 1998
Chapter 347 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF AUBURN TO ISSUE FIVE ADDITIONAL LICENSES FOR THE SALE OF ALL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES TO BE DRUNK ON THE PREMISES. (House, No. H4774)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 8, 1998
Chapter 348 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF TYNGSBOROUGH TO ISSUE AN ADDITIONAL LICENSE FOR THE SALE OF ALL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES TO BE DRUNK ON THE PREMISES. (House, No. H5543)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 9, 1998
Chapter 349 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF PALMER TO ISSUE AN ADDITIONAL LICENSE FOR THE SALE OF WINES AND MALT BEVERAGES TO BE DRUNK ON THE PREMISES. (House, No. H5618)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 9, 1998
Chapter 350 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE ANNUAL OBSERVANCE OF SPECIAL NEEDS AWARENESS DAY. (Senate, No. S2172)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 9, 1998
Chapter 351 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE TERMS OF CERTAIN BONDS AND NOTES TO BE ISSUED BY THE COMMONWEALTH. (House, No. H5771)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 9, 1998
Chapter 352 AN ACT FURTHER REGULATING THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE BOARD OF STATE EXAMINERS OF PLUMBERS AND GAS FITTERS. (Senate, No. S2277)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 9, 1998
Chapter 353 AN ACT PROVIDING EARLY RETIREMENT BENEFITS TO WATER TREATMENT PLANT OPERATORS AT THE WATER DEPARTMENT OF THE CITY OF CAMBRIDGE DUE TO THE CLOSURE OF THE TREATMENT PLANT FOR RENOVATION. (House, No. H4626)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 15, 1998
Chapter 354 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF MEDWAY TO ABATE A CERTAIN BETTERMENT. (House, No. H5794)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 15, 1998
Chapter 355 AN ACT RELATIVE TO CERTAIN NONGROUP HEALTH INSURANCE PRODUCTS. (House, No. H5797)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 15, 1998
Chapter 356 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF WESTFIELD TO ABATE AND REFUND CERTAIN PROPERTY TAXES. (House, No. H5546)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 15, 1998
Chapter 357 AN ACT AUTHORIZING CERTAIN STRUCTURES TO BE EXEMPT FROM CERTAIN HARBOR LINES IN THE SOUTH BOSTON SECTION OF THE CITY OF BOSTON. (Senate, No. S2318)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 15, 1998
Chapter 358 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE ISSUANCE OF FIREARM LICENSES. (Senate, No. S2236)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 19, 1998
Chapter 359 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE ANNUAL OBSERVANCE OF ROBERT FROST DAY. (House, No. H5056)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 21, 1998
Chapter 360 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE ELECTION OF THE CITY CLERK IN THE CITY OF SPRINGFIELD. (Senate, No. S2140)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 21, 1998
Chapter 361 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF CANTON TO ISSUE AN ADDITIONAL LICENSE FOR THE SALE OF ALL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES TO BE DRUNK ON THE PREMISES. (House, No. H5810)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 21, 1998
Chapter 362 AN ACT REGULATING THE USE OF SNOW VEHICLES ON PRIVATELY OWNED PROPERTY. (House, No. H5457)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 23, 1998
Chapter 363 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF BILLERICA TO REFUND CERTAIN TAXES. (House, No. H5644)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 23, 1998
Chapter 364 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE PAYMENT OF CERTAIN RETIREMENT AND MEDICAL BENEFITS TO JOHN LYNCH. (House, No. H5367)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 23, 1998
Chapter 365 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE CAMBRIDGE PUBLIC HEALTH COMMISSION. (House, No. H5741)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 23, 1998
Chapter 366 AN ACT DESIGNATING THE REPRESENTATIVE JAMES R. MICELI BRIDGE AND THE JOHN T. HEGARTY OVERPASS. (Senate, No. S1924)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 23, 1998
Chapter 367 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF BILLERICA TO MAKE A CERTAIN REIMBURSEMENT. (House, No. H5643)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 23, 1998
Chapter 368 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE APPOINTMENT OF MEMBERS OF THE TOWN BUILDING COMMITTEE IN THE TOWN OF SHREWSBURY. (House, No. H5396)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 28, 1998
Chapter 369 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE PENSION BENEFITS PAYABLE TO ANNA PONCIN AND SHARON HEWITT BY THE ATTLEBORO RETIREMENT SYSTEM. (House, No. H5817)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 29, 1998
Chapter 370 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE GREATER LAWRENCE SANITARY DISTRICT. (House, No. H5514)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 30, 1998
Chapter 371 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWNS OF HEATH, HAWLEY AND CHARLEMONT TO ACQUIRE A CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND. (Senate, No. S1769)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 30, 1998
Chapter 372 AN ACT FURTHER REGULATING MEDICAL MALPRACTICE INSURANCE. (House, No. H1143)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 31, 1998
Chapter 373 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF WESTBOROUGH TO ISSUE TWO ADDITIONAL LICENSES FOR THE SALE OF ALL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES TO BE DRUNK ON THE PREMISES. (House, No. H5395)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 31, 1998
Chapter 374 AN ACT PROVIDING PROTECTION FOR CERTAIN RETIREMENT ACCOUNTS. (House, No. H1355)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 31, 1998
Chapter 375 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS IN THE TOWN OF HOPKINTON. (House, No. H5655)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 31, 1998
Chapter 376 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF NORWOOD TO ISSUE THREE ADDITIONAL LICENSES FOR THE SALE OF WINES AND MALT BEVERAGES TO BE DRUNK ON THE PREMISES. (House, No. H5725)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 5, 1998
Chapter 377 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE UNIFORM TRANSFER ON DEATH SECURITY REGISTRATION ACT. (Senate, No. S747)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 5, 1998
Chapter 378 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR RECALL ELECTIONS IN THE TOWN OF AYER. (House, No. H4596)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 6, 1998
Chapter 379 AN ACT DIRECTING THE CITY OF BOSTON TO GRANT A PENSION TO CARL W. JOHNSON. (House, No. H5516)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 6, 1998
Chapter 380 AN ACT DESIGNATING THE CITY OF WORCESTER AS THE BIRTHPLACE OF ROBERT GODDARD, THE FATHER OF MODERN ROCKETRY AND CONGRATULATING THE AUBURN ROCKETS. (Senate, No. S1633)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 6, 1998
Chapter 381 AN ACT FURTHER REGULATING THE RENEWAL OF LICENSES OF ELEVATOR MECHANICS. (House, No. H4974)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 12, 1998
Chapter 382 AN ACT ALLOWING CERTAIN STRUCTURES TO BE EXEMPTED FROM CERTAIN HARBOR LINES. (Senate, No. S1991)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 12, 1998
Chapter 383 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE GROUP INSURANCE PROGRAM OF THE TOWN OF STERLING. (House, No. H5202)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 12, 1998
Chapter 384 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF PITTSFIELD TO LEASE A CERTAIN PARCEL OF COMMERCIAL LAND. (House, No. H5800)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 12, 1998
Chapter 385 AN ACT EXEMPTING THE POSITION OF SCHOOL NURSE IN THE TOWN OF FRANKLIN FROM THE CIVIL SERVICE LAW. (House, No. H5370)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 12, 1998
Chapter 386 AN ACT MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO FUND A COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE MIDDLESEX SHERIFF'S OFFICE AND THE MIDDLESEX SHERIFF'S SUPERIOR OFFICERS ASSOCIATION. (House, No. H5783)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 12, 1998
Chapter 387 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE GROTON COUNTRY CLUB AUTHORITY. (House, No. H5157)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 12, 1998
Chapter 388 AN ACT RELATIVE TO MEETINGS OF THE BOARD OF REGISTRATION OF COSMETOLOGISTS. (House, No. H5782)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 13, 1998
Chapter 389 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE STATE RETIREMENT BOARD TO GRANT CREDITABLE SERVICE TO CELESTE LOUGHMAN. (House, No. H797)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 17, 1998
Chapter 390 AN ACT ACCEPTING THE DEVISE OF CERTAIN LAND IN GEORGETOWN AS PART OF THE GEORGETOWN-ROWLEY STATE FOREST. (Senate, No. S2349)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 17, 1998
Chapter 391 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE ROOM OCCUPANCY EXCISE OF THE TOWN OF PROVINCETOWN. (House, No. H5493)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 25, 1998
Chapter 392 AN ACT RELATIVE TO EXTENDING THE REPORTING DATE FOR THE SPECIAL COMMISSION ESTABLISHED TO MAKE AN INVESTIGATION AND STUDY OF LOW INCOME HOUSING IN THE CITY OF LOWELL. (House, No. H5854)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 25, 1998
Chapter 393 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE RENEWAL OF REAL ESTATE BROKERS LICENSES. (Senate, No. S2342)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 25, 1998
Chapter 394 AN ACT MAKING CERTAIN CHANGES IN THE CAMPAIGN FINANCE LAWS. (Senate, No. S1796)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 25, 1998
Chapter 395 AN ACT THE MASSACHUSETTS CLEAN ELECTIONS LAW. (House, No. H5250)      Approved by the People at the State Election, November 3, 1998
Chapter 396 AN ACT TO ENCOURAGE SAVINGS THROUGH TAX FAIRNESS. (House, No. H5251)      Approved by the People at the State Election, November 3, 1998
Chapter 397 AN ACT RELATIVE TO FALSE IMPERSONATION AND IDENTITY FRAUD. (House, No. H5147)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 3, 1998
Chapter 398 AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE MASSACHUSETTS PRUDENT INVESTOR ACT. (Senate, No. S2079)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 4, 1998
Chapter 399 AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 1999 TO PROVIDE FOR SUPPLEMENTING CERTAIN EXISTING APPROPRIATIONS AND FOR CERTAIN OTHER ACTIVITIES AND PROJECTS. (House, No. H5882)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 4, 1998
Chapter 400 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR ASSOCIATE MEMBERS FOR THE YOUTH COMMISSION IN THE CITY KNOWN AS THE TOWN OF METHUEN. (House, No. H5841)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 4, 1998
Chapter 401 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE ANNUAL OBSERVANCE OF LUCY STONE DAY. (Senate, No. S1451)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 4, 1998
Chapter 402 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF GREENFIELD TO ISSUE A LICENSE FOR THE SALE OF WINES AND MALT BEVERAGES TO BE DRUNK ON THE PREMISES. (House, No. H5527)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 9, 1998
Chapter 403 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE IMPOSITION OF FEES FOR THE EMPLOYMENT OF CONSULTANTS BY THE CONSERVATION COMMISSION OF THE TOWN OF NORTH ANDOVER. (House, No. H5610)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 9, 1998
Chapter 404 AN ACT RELATIVE TO TOWN MEETING MEMBERS IN THE TOWN OF AMHERST. (House, No. H5463)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 9, 1998
Chapter 405 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF FAIRHAVEN TO ISSUE AN ADDITIONAL LICENSE FOR THE SALE OF ALL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES TO BE DRUNK ON THE PREMISES. (House, No. H5804)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 10, 1998
Chapter 406 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE RECREATION COMMISSION OF THE TOWN OF SWAMPSCOTT. (Senate, No. S2255)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 10, 1998
Chapter 407 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF GRAFTON TO ABATE A CERTAIN BETTERMENT. (House, No. H5576)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 10, 1998
Chapter 408 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF GREENFIELD TO ISSUE AN ADDITIONAL LICENSE FOR THE SALE OF ALL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES TO BE DRUNK ON THE PREMISES. (House, No. H5803)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 16, 1998
Chapter 409 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF A CLERK AND TREASURER OF THE OAK BLUFFS WATER DISTRICT. (House, No. H5764)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 16, 1998
Chapter 410 AN ACT INCREASING THE PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS OF SAFETY PRECAUTIONS AT RAILROAD CROSSINGS. (House, No. H3527)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 18, 1998
Chapter 411 AN ACT EXEMPTING THE POSITION OF SCHOOL CUSTODIAN IN THE TOWN OF DEDHAM FROM THE PROVISIONS OF THE CIVIL SERVICE LAW. (House, No. H4338)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 18, 1998
Chapter 412 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION OF THE TOWN OF DEDHAM. (House, No. H4508)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 18, 1998
Chapter 413 AN ACT DESIGNATING A CERTAIN BRIDGE IN THE CITY OF LOWELL AS THE FRANK W. GRADY BRIDGE. (House, No. H5695)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 22, 1998
Chapter 414 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE TAXATION OF CERTAIN REAL ESTATE IN THE TOWN OF MARSHFIELD. (House, No. H5674)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 22, 1998
Chapter 415 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF EASTHAM. (House, No. H4661)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 23, 1998
Chapter 416 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR A TOWN ADMINISTRATOR IN THE TOWN OF LAKEVILLE. (Senate, No. S2351)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 23, 1998
Chapter 417 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A CAPITAL INVESTMENT FUND IN THE TOWN OF BOYLSTON. (House, No. H5793)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 23, 1998
Chapter 418 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE APPROVAL OF BEANO LICENSES IN THE CITY OF WORCESTER. (House, No. H5670)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 23, 1998
Chapter 419 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF NORTH READING TO ESTABLISH A CERTAIN FUND. (House, No. H5464)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 23, 1998
Chapter 420 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF GRAFTON TO EXECUTE A CERTAIN LEASE. (House, No. H5646)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 23, 1998
Chapter 421 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE TOWN MANAGER OF THE TOWN OF COHASSET. (House, No. H5465)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 23, 1998
Chapter 422 AN ACT RELATIVE TO VIOLENCE PREVENTION PROGRAMS IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS. (House, No. H2077)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 23, 1998
Chapter 423 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF SENIOR CITIZEN SAFETY ZONES IN THE CITY OF HOLYOKE. (House, No. H5431)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 23, 1998
Chapter 424 AN ACT DESIGNATING A CERTAIN BRIDGE IN THE CITY OF WORCESTER AS THE CAPTAIN WILLIAM AMORELLO MEMORIAL BRIDGE. (House, No. H5849)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 23, 1998
Chapter 425 AN ACT RELATIVE TO WATER AND SEWER SERVICES OF THE TOWN OF HOPEDALE. (House, No. H5816)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 24, 1998
Chapter 426 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF WESTFIELD TO SUPPLY WATER OUTSIDE ITS BOUNDARIES. (House, No. H5656)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 24, 1998
Chapter 427 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE RETIREMENT BOARD OF THE CITY OF SPRINGFIELD TO PAY A CERTAIN RETIREMENT BENEFIT TO THE SURVIVING SPOUSE OF FORMER FIREFIGHTER DANIEL LAWLER. (House, No. H5861)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 24, 1998
Chapter 428 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE RETIREMENT BOARD OF THE CITY OF SPRINGFIELD TO PAY A CERTAIN RETIREMENT BENEFIT TO THE SURVIVING SPOUSE OF FORMER POLICE OFFICER WALTER C. JUSKIEWICZ. (House, No. H5860)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 24, 1998
Chapter 429 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF HAMPDEN TO BORROW MONEY FOR THE PAYMENT OF CERTAIN LEGAL EXPENSES AND SETTLEMENT COSTS. (Senate, No. S2355)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 24, 1998
Chapter 430 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE BROCKTON 21ST CENTURY CORPORATION. (House, No. H4601)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 24, 1998
Chapter 431 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF SHARON TO ISSUE LICENSES TO CERTAIN ESTABLISHMENTS FOR THE SALE OF ALL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES TO BE DRUNK ON THE PREMISES. (Senate, No. S2299)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 24, 1998
Chapter 432 AN ACT RELATIVE TO GROUP MARKETING PLANS FOR AUTOMOBILE AND HOMEOWNERS INSURANCE. (House, No. H5697)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 24, 1998
Chapter 433 AN ACT VALIDATING THE ACTIONS TAKEN AT A SPECIAL TOWN MEETING OF THE TOWN OF DARTMOUTH. (House, No. H5873)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 24, 1998
Chapter 434 AN ACT INCREASING THE NUMBER AND AMENDING THE METHOD OF ELECTION OF MEMBERS OF THE SCHOOL COMMITTEE OF THE CITY OF MALDEN. (Senate, No. S2368)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 7, 1999
Chapter 435 AN ACT DIRECTING THE SOMERVILLE RETIREMENT BOARD TO RETIRE SEAN J. CANTY, A POLICE OFFICER OF THE CITY OF SOMERVILLE. (House, No. H5835)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 7, 1999
Chapter 436 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF COHASSET WATER DEPARTMENT TO PROVIDE WATER SERVICES TO OTHER CITIES, TOWNS AND WATER COMPANIES. (House, No. H5872)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 9, 1999
Chapter 437 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF EASTHAM TO ESTABLISH AN EASTHAM PROMOTIONS FUND. (House, No. H5712)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 9, 1999
Chapter 438 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE ACCEPTANCE OF STREETS IN THE TOWN OF TOLLAND. (Senate, No. S2285)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 9, 1999
Chapter 439 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR AN ELECTED BOARD OF SEWER COMMISSIONERS IN THE TOWN OF KINGSTON. (House, No. H5891)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 9, 1999
Chapter 440 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF EASTHAM TO ESTABLISH A LAND ACQUISITION AND MAINTENANCE FUND. (House, No. H5710)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 9, 1999
Chapter 441 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A CAPITAL PROJECTS FUND IN THE TOWN OF WAKEFIELD. (House, No. H5792)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 9, 1999
Chapter 442 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE REGULATION OF DOGS IN THE TOWN OF SEEKONK. (House, No. H5641)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 13, 1999
Chapter 443 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF HOLBROOK TO ESTABLISH A BETTERMENT RESERVE FUND. (House, No. H5897)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 13, 1999
Chapter 444 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE REJECTION OF CERTAIN APPOINTMENTS MADE BY THE TOWN ADMINISTRATOR OF THE TOWN OF STONEHAM. (House, No. H5898)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 13, 1999
Chapter 445 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE DATE OF TOWN ELECTIONS IN THE TOWN OF STOUGHTON. (House, No. H5875)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 13, 1999
Chapter 446 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF GLOUCESTER TO PAY CERTAIN UNPAID BILLS. (House, No. H4350)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 13, 1999
Chapter 447 AN ACT RELATIVE TO FILLING VACANCIES IN THE OFFICE OF MAYOR OF THE CITY OF CHICOPEE. (House, No. H5880)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 13, 1999
Chapter 448 AN ACT DESIGNATING THE SOUTH STATION TRANSPORTATION CENTER BUS TERMINAL IN BOSTON AS THE JOHN J. "HAPPY" COOMBS TERMINAL. (Senate, No. S1537)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 13, 1999
Chapter 449 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF NEW BEDFORD TO ESTABLISH AND MAINTAIN AN ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT REVOLVING FUND AND ESTABLISHING AN ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT LIEN TO SECURE REPAYMENT OF FUNDS EXPENDED FROM SAID REVOLVING FUND. (Senate, No. S2361)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 13, 1999
Chapter 450 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF CERTAIN TEMPORARY LICENSES FOR THE SALE OF WINES TO BE DRUNK ON THE PREMISES. (Senate, No. S2371)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 13, 1999
Chapter 451 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE IMPOSITION OF FEES FOR THE EMPLOYMENT OF CERTAIN OUTSIDE CONSULTANTS BY THE TOWN OF EAST LONGMEADOW. (House, No. H2719)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 14, 1999
Chapter 452 AN ACT GRANTING AN EASEMENT TO THE HOLYOKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOUNDATION. (Senate, No. S2370)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 14, 1999
Chapter 453 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE TERMS OF CERTAIN BONDS AND NOTES ISSUED BY THE COMMONWEALTH. (House, No. H5830)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 14, 1999
Chapter 454 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF HOLYOKE TO ISSUE CERTAIN PENSION OBLIGATION BONDS. (House, No. H5863)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 14, 1999
Chapter 455 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF EVERETT TO ISSUE CERTAIN PENSION OBLIGATION BONDS. (House, No. H5867)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 14, 1999
Chapter 456 AN ACT RELATIVE TO GRANTING COST OF LIVING ADJUSTMENTS TO NONCONTRIBUTORY RETIREES. (House, No. H5469)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 14, 1999
Chapter 457 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE RETIREMENT ALLOWANCE OF JOHN B. LaCLAIR. (House, No. H5587)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 14, 1999
Chapter 458 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF DENNIS TO CONVEY A CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND. (House, No. H5906)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 14, 1999
Chapter 459 AN ACT LIMITING THE LIABILITY OF ADULT FOSTER CAREGIVERS. (Senate, No. S2031)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 14, 1999
Chapter 460 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CERTIFICATION FOR APPOINTMENT OF EDWARD WLOCH AS A FIREFIGHTER IN THE TOWN OF WARE NOTWITHSTANDING THE MAXIMUM AGE REQUIREMENT. (Senate, No. S2365)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 14, 1999
Chapter 461 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE TO MAKE A CERTAIN REFUND. (House, No. H1233)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 14, 1999
Chapter 462 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE APPOINTMENT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS IN THE CITY OF GLOUCESTER. (House, No. H4369)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 14, 1999
Chapter 463 AN ACT MAKING CERTAIN CORRECTIVE CHANGES IN CERTAIN GENERAL AND SPECIAL LAWS. (House, No. H5885)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 14, 1999
Chapter 464 AN ACT DESIGNATING A CERTAIN BRIDGE IN THE CITY OF NORTH ADAMS AS THE ANTHONY J. (House, No. H5894)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 14, 1999
Chapter 465 AN ACT RELATIVE TO VACANCIES IN THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF GREENFIELD. (House, No. H5827)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 14, 1999
Chapter 466 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF BROOKLINE TO ESTABLISH THE NUMBER OF SIGNATURES REQUIRED FOR PETITIONED ARTICLES FOR TOWN MEETING. (House, No. H5726)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 14, 1999
Chapter 467 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR RECALL ELECTIONS IN THE TOWN OF BOXBOROUGH. (House, No. H5732)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 14, 1999
Chapter 468 AN ACT DESIGNATING A CERTAIN BRIDGE IN THE ROSLINDALE SECTION OF THE CITY OF BOSTON AS THE CHIEF PETTY OFFICER PAUL N. DONATO, U.S.N. BRIDGE. (House, No. H4727)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 14, 1999
Chapter 469 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE MASSACHUSETTS RETIREMENT BOARD. (Senate, No. S2320)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 14, 1999
Chapter 470 AN ACT RELATIVE TO SCHOOL BUS INSPECTIONS. (House, No. H2360)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 14, 1999
Chapter 471 AN ACT RELATIVE TO TECHNICAL ASSISTANTS. (House, No. H4245)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 14, 1999
Chapter 472 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF BROOKLINE TO ESTABLISH A RETIREE HEALTHCARE LIABILITY TRUST FUND. (House, No. H5899)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 14, 1999
Chapter 473 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE ANNIE E. CASEY FOUNDATION INITIATIVE. (Senate, No. S2377)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 14, 1999
Chapter 474 AN ACT RELATIVE TO CERTAIN ACTIONS OF THE BOARD OF BANK INCORPORATION AND THE COMMISSIONER OF BANKS. (House, No. H41)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 15, 1999
Chapter 475 AN ACT RELATIVE TO EXTENDING THE REPORTING DATE FOR THE SPECIAL COMMISSION ESTABLISHED TO MAKE AN INVESTIGATION AND STUDY OF LOW INCOME HOUSING IN THE CITY OF LOWELL. (Senate, No. S2379)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 15, 1999
Chapter 476 AN ACT AUTHORIZING CERTAIN NONRESIDENTS TO SOLEMNIZE MARRIAGES. (Senate, No. S2354)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 15, 1999
Chapter 477 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THOMAS A. ZINE TO BE ADMITTED INTO THE STATE POLICE ACADEMY NOTWITHSTANDING THE MAXIMUM AGE REQUIREMENT. (House, No. H5896)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 15, 1999
Chapter 478 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE OPTIONAL RETIREMENT PROGRAM FOR CERTAIN PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. (House, No. H2193)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 15, 1999
Chapter 479 AN ACT RELATIVE TO A CERTAIN SEWER CONNECTION IN THE TOWN OF WALPOLE. (Senate, No. S2336)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 15, 1999
Chapter 480 AN ACT RELATIVE TO CERTAIN INSURANCE BENEFITS FOR PART TIME ELECTED OFFICIALS OF THE TOWN OF CARVER. (House, No. H5711)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 15, 1999
Chapter 481 AN ACT TO IMPLEMENT A PROGRAM OF REEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE TO EMPLOYEES TERMINATED AS A RESULT OF THE RESTRUCTURING OF THE UTILITY INDUSTRY. (Senate, No. S2332)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 15, 1999
Chapter 482 AN ACT MAKING CERTAIN APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 1999. (Senate, No. S2380)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 15, 1999
Chapter 483 AN ACT RELATIVE TO CHILD SUPPORT. (Senate, No. S1935)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 15, 1999
Chapter 484 AN ACT RELATIVE TO FIRE DEPARTMENTS. (House, No. H990)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 15, 1999
Chapter 485 AN ACT REFORMING THE TAX LAWS OF THE COMMONWEALTH. (Senate, No. S2302)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 15, 1999
Chapter 486 AN ACT MAKING CHANGES TO CERTAIN LAWS. (Senate, No. S2367)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 15, 1999
Chapter 487 AN ACT RELATIVE TO MAKING CERTAIN CHANGES IN THE LAWS OF THE COMMONWEALTH. (Senate, No. S2375)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 15, 1999

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