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Chapter 1 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF GROVELAND TO ESTABLISH A SCENIC ROADS ADMINISTERING AUTHORITY. (House, No. H3962)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 11, 2002
Chapter 2 AN ACT RETURNING TAX TITLE PROPERTIES TO PRODUCTIVE USE. (House, No. H4726)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 11, 2002
Chapter 3 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF NORWOOD TO USE CERTAIN CONSERVATION LAND FOR ROADWAY AND BRIDGE PURPOSES. (House, No. H4091)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 17, 2002
Chapter 4 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF MILTON TO TRANSFER LAND TO THE MILTON SCHOOL DEPARTMENT. (Senate, No. S2098)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 17, 2002
Chapter 5 AN ACT RELATIVE TO GROUP MARKETING PLANS. (House, No. H4796)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 17, 2002
Chapter 6 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE FINANCES OF REGIONAL SCHOOL COMMITTEES. (House, No. H3071)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 17, 2002
Chapter 7 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF SWAMPSCOTT. (House, No. H4720)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 20, 2002
Chapter 8 AN ACT RELATIVE TO TOWN MEETING MEMBERS IN THE TOWN OF BURLINGTON. (House, No. H4704)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 24, 2002
Chapter 9 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE DISPOSITION OF CERTAIN PROPERTY IN THE CITY OF LOWELL. (Senate, No. S1599)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 24, 2002
Chapter 10 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF NEEDHAM TO ESTABLISH A POST RETIREMENT INSURANCE LIABILITY FUND. (House, No. H4306)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 24, 2002
Chapter 11 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE 2002 ANNUAL TOWN ELECTION IN THE TOWN OF MILTON TO BE HELD ON MARCH 26, 2002. (House, No. H4883)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 31, 2002
Chapter 12 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF TRURO TO HOLD A LICENSE FOR THE SALE OF ALL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES TO BE DRUNK ON THE PREMISES. (House, No. H4475)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 31, 2002
Chapter 13 AN ACT FURTHER DEFINING THE CRIME OF INCEST. (Senate, No. S175)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 31, 2002
Chapter 14 AN ACT CHANGING RESPONSIBILITY FOR ASSESSING IN THE TOWN OF ACUSHNET. (House, No. H4292)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 31, 2002
Chapter 15 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TRIAL COURT TO ESTABLISH A SICK LEAVE BANK FOR ROSEANNE MOORE, AN EMPLOYEE OF THE TRIAL COURT. (Senate, No. S2188)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 31, 2002
Chapter 16 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF SUDBURY TO USE CERTAIN CONSERVATION LAND FOR MUNICIPAL PURPOSES. (House, No. H4394)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 31, 2002
Chapter 17 AN ACT ESTABLISHING AN ELECTED WATER AND SEWER COMMISSION IN THE TOWN OF CHARLTON. (Senate, No. S2138)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 31, 2002
Chapter 18 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE GRANTING OF LICENSES FOR THE SALE OF WINES AND MALT BEVERAGES TO BE DRUNK ON THE PREMISES IN THE TOWN OF SHARON. (House, No. H3701)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 31, 2002
Chapter 19 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF NATICK TO GRANT CERTAIN LICENSES FOR THE SALE OF WINES AND MALT BEVERAGES TO BE DRUNK ON THE PREMISES. (House, No. H3923)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 31, 2002
Chapter 20 AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE POSITION OF DIRECTOR OF FINANCE IN THE TOWN OF DEDHAM. (House, No. H4822)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 31, 2002
Chapter 21 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF WARE TO EXTEND HEALTH INSURANCE TO RETIRED TOWN EMPLOYEES. (House, No. H4245)      Approved by the Acting Governor, February 2, 2002
Chapter 22 AN ACT RELATIVE TO CLINICAL REPORTS IN CERTAIN ACTIONS FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF GUARDIANS AND CONSERVATORS. (House, No. H3367)      Approved by the Acting Governor, February 8, 2002
Chapter 23 AN ACT DESIGNATING NATURAL HERITAGE FUNCTIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF FISHERIES, WILDLIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL LAW ENFORCEMENT. (Senate, No. S1112)      Approved by the Acting Governor, February 8, 2002
Chapter 24 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. H4200)      Approved by the Acting Governor, February 8, 2002
Chapter 25 AN ACT RELATIVE TO A SPECIAL FUND IN THE TOWN OF PLYMOUTH. (Senate, No. S1030)      Approved by the Acting Governor, February 8, 2002
Chapter 26 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF FAIRHAVEN TO ISSUE AN ADDITIONAL LICENSE FOR THE SALE OF WINES AND MALT BEVERAGES TO BE DRUNK ON THE PREMISES. (House, No. H4321)      Approved by the Acting Governor, February 8, 2002
Chapter 27 AN ACT RELATING TO THE DEBT LIMIT OF THE TOWN OF MILLIS. (House, No. H4421)      Approved by the Acting Governor, February 8, 2002
Chapter 28 AN ACT RELATIVE TO CERTAIN SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS IN THE TOWNS OF MILTON AND WINCHESTER AND THE CITIES OF BROCKTON, EVERETT, REVERE AND WALTHAM. (Senate, No. S2228)      Approved by the Acting Governor, February 8, 2002
Chapter 29 AN ACT ESTABLISHING CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS. (House, No. H4778)      Became law without Executive Approval, February 10, 2002
Chapter 30 AN ACT VALIDATING THE ACTIONS TAKEN AT CERTAIN TOWN MEETINGS HELD IN THE TOWN OF OAK BLUFFS. (House, No. H4383)      Approved by the Acting Governor, February 13, 2002
Chapter 31 AN ACT VALIDATING CERTAIN ACTIONS BY THE BLACKSTONE VALLEY VOCATIONAL REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT AND ITS MEMBER TOWNS. (Senate, No. S2212)      Approved by the Acting Governor, February 13, 2002
Chapter 32 AN ACT LIMITING THE AMOUNT OF FEES THAT STAFFING AGENCIES MAY CHARGE EMPLOYEES FOR TRANSPORTATION. (Senate, No. S2095)      Approved by the Acting Governor, February 13, 2002
Chapter 33 AN ACT AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE REINSTATEMENT OF ROBERT W. AYLWARD AS A MEMBER IN SERVICE OF THE TEACHERS' RETIREMENT SYSTEM. (House, No. H4738)      Approved by the Acting Governor, February 15, 2002
Chapter 34 AN ACT RELATIVE TO VOTING PRECINCTS IN THE TOWN OF FRAMINGHAM. (House, No. H4805)      Approved by the Acting Governor, February 21, 2002
Chapter 35 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE CRIMES OF ASSAULT AND BATTERY AND ASSAULT AND BATTERY BY MEANS OF A DANGEROUS WEAPON. (Senate, No. S167)      Approved by the Acting Governor, February 21, 2002
Chapter 36 AN ACT AUTHORIZING CERTAIN MILITARY PERSONNEL TO RECEIVE GROUP INSURANCE DISCOUNTS. (Senate, No. S773)      Approved by the Acting Governor, February 21, 2002
Chapter 37 AN ACT CLARIFYING THE DEFINITION OF PHYSICIAN. (Senate, No. S2142)      Approved by the Acting Governor, February 21, 2002
Chapter 38 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE CONSERVATION COMMISSION OF THE TOWN OF SUTTON. (House, No. H4325)      Approved by the Acting Governor, February 21, 2002
Chapter 39 AN ACT REGULATING THE SALE OF MERCURY THERMOMETERS. (House, No. H3772)      Approved by the Acting Governor, February 21, 2002
Chapter 40 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR A BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS IN THE TOWN OF PEPPERELL. (House, No. H4585)      Approved by the Acting Governor, February 21, 2002
Chapter 41 AN ACT PROTECTING THE PRIVACY OF ELDERLY PERSONS. (House, No. H4735)      Approved by the Acting Governor, February 21, 2002
Chapter 42 AN ACT EXEMPTING HERBERT STACEY AND TIMOTHY GETCHELL FROM THE MAXIMUM AGE REQUIREMENTS AS A POLICE OFFICER IN THE CITY OF METHUEN. (House, No. H4853)      Approved by the Acting Governor, February 21, 2002
Chapter 43 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION REVIEW OF STATE POLICE DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS. (House, No. H1808)      Passed over veto, February 12, 2002
Chapter 44 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE LICENSING OF AMUSEMENT PARKS. (House, No. H3529)      Approved by the Acting Governor, February 28, 2002
Chapter 45 AN ACT PROMOTING ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND CONSERVATION. (House, No. H4006)      Approved by the Acting Governor, February 28, 2002
Chapter 46 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE CALCULATION OF CERTAIN RETIREMENT CONTRIBUTIONS AND BENEFITS. (House, No. H2604)      Approved by the Acting Governor, February 28, 2002
Chapter 47 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION OF THE MASSACHUSETTS MILITARY RESERVATION. (Senate, No. S2180)      Approved by the Acting Governor, March 5, 2002
Chapter 48 AN ACT EXEMPTING CERTAIN POSITIONS IN THE TOWN OF BURLINGTON FROM THE CIVIL SERVICE LAW. (House, No. H4307)      Approved by the Acting Governor, March 6, 2002
Chapter 49 AN ACT PROVIDING EQUITABLE COVERAGE OF SERVICES UNDER HEALTH PLANS. (Senate, No. S2139)      Approved by the Acting Governor, March 7, 2002
Chapter 50 AN ACT RELATIVE TO A CERTAIN PARCEL OF CONSERVATION LAND IN THE TOWN OF NORTH READING. (House, No. H4733)      Approved by the Acting Governor, March 7, 2002
Chapter 51 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF MASHPEE TO CONVEY A CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND. (House, No. H4299)      Approved by the Acting Governor, March 7, 2002
Chapter 52 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A VICTIMS OF DRUNK DRIVING TRUST FUND. (House, No. H4601)      Approved by the Acting Governor, March 8, 2002
Chapter 53 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE ASHLAND HOME RULE CHARTER. (Senate, No. S2178)      Approved by the Acting Governor, March 8, 2002
Chapter 54 AN ACT RELATIVE TO MOTOR HOMES. (Senate, No. S2178)      Approved by the Acting Governor, March 8, 2002
Chapter 55 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE SPECIAL ELECTIONS FOR THE FIRST ESSEX SENATORIAL DISTRICT AND THE FIRST HAMPSHIRE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT. (Senate, No. S2276)      Approved by the Acting Governor, March 11, 2002
Chapter 56 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE MASSACHUSETTS MEDAL OF MERIT. (House, No. H161)      Approved by the Acting Governor, March 14, 2002
Chapter 57 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF READING. (House, No. H4776)      Approved by the Acting Governor, March 14, 2002
Chapter 58 AN ACT INCREASING THE FEE FOR ADMITTING A PERSON TO BAIL. (House, No. H843)      Approved by the Acting Governor, March 15, 2002
Chapter 59 AN ACT FURTHER REGULATING THE MINIMUM SIZE OF AMERICAN LOBSTERS. (Senate, No. S1847)      Approved by the Acting Governor, March 15, 2002
Chapter 60 AN ACT RELATIVE TO CERTAIN LICENSES FOR ALCOHOL AND DRUG COUNSELORS. (House, No. H2184)      Approved by the Acting Governor, March 15, 2002
Chapter 61 AN ACT ESTABLISHING WIRELESS ENHANCED 911 SERVICES. (Senate, No. S1920)      Approved by the Acting Governor, March 15, 2002
Chapter 62 AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2002 TO PROVIDE FOR SUPPLEMENTING CERTAIN EXISTING APPROPRIATIONS AND FOR CERTAIN OTHER ACTIVITIES AND PROJECTS. (House, No. H4914)      Approved by the Acting Governor, March 20, 2002
Chapter 63 AN ACT RELATIVE TO CIVIL SERVICE IN THE CITY KNOWN AS THE TOWN OF WEYMOUTH. (House, No. H4019)      Approved by the Acting Governor, March 21, 2002
Chapter 64 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE DECLARATION OF NONCASH DIVIDENDS BY TRUST COMPANIES. (Senate, No. S1873)      Approved by the Acting Governor, March 21, 2002
Chapter 65 AN ACT RELATIVE TO PRODUCTION OF RECORDS FOR REVIEW BY THE STATE AUDITOR. (House, No. H3)      Approved by the Acting Governor, March 21, 2002
Chapter 66 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE TERMS OF CERTAIN NOTES ISSUED BY THE COMMONWEALTH. (House, No. H4765)      Approved by the Acting Governor, March 21, 2002
Chapter 67 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE TOWN OF MEDFIELD AND THE MEDFIELD SHELTER 2000, INC. (House, No. H4360)      Approved by the Acting Governor, March 23, 2002
Chapter 68 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE SALE OF GAS HEATING EQUIPMENT. (House, No. H2575)      Approved by the Acting Governor, March 23, 2002
Chapter 69 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF WINCHESTER TO ESTABLISH STABILIZATION FUNDS. (House, No. H4831)      Approved by the Acting Governor, March 26, 2002
Chapter 70 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE ONE TRIAL SYSTEM FOR CIVIL CASES IN CERTAIN COUNTIES. (Senate, No. S1937)      Approved by the Acting Governor, March 28, 2002
Chapter 71 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE STATE BOARD OF RETIREMENT TO GRANT CREDITABLE SERVICE TO HARVEY J. CHOPP. (House, No. H869)      Approved by the Acting Governor, March 28, 2002
Chapter 72 AN ACT RELATIVE TO A BIRTH DEFECTS MONITORING PROGRAM. (House, No. H2163)      Approved by the Acting Governor, March 28, 2002
Chapter 73 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE WATER AND SEWER COMMISSION OF THE TOWN OF MATTAPOISETT. (House, No. H4843)      Approved by the Acting Governor, March 30, 2002
Chapter 74 AN ACT FURTHER REGULATING SECURITIES. (House, No. H955)      Approved by the Acting Governor, March 30, 2002
Chapter 75 AN ACT AUTHORIZING LEAVES OF ABSENCE FOR CERTAIN EMPLOYEES PARTICIPATING IN RED CROSS EMERGENCIES. (House, No. H4602)      Approved by the Acting Governor, April 4, 2002
Chapter 76 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF TYNGSBOROUGH TO REFUND CERTAIN PAYMENTS. (House, No. H4661)      Approved by the Acting Governor, April 4, 2002
Chapter 77 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE DEBT LIMIT OF THE TOWN OF HOLLISTON. (Senate, No. S2155)      Approved by the Acting Governor, April 4, 2002
Chapter 78 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE RECREATION REVOLVING FUND IN THE TOWN OF RUTLAND. (Senate, No. S2195)      Approved by the Acting Governor, April 4, 2002
Chapter 79 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE MANAGEMENT OF STATE CHARTERED BANKS. (House, No. H1723)      Approved by the Acting Governor, April 4, 2002
Chapter 80 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A SPECIAL POLICE FORCE IN THE CITY KNOWN AS THE TOWN OF AGAWAM. (House, No. H4190)      Approved by the Acting Governor, April 4, 2002
Chapter 81 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF UXBRIDGE TO ESTABLISH A CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT FUND. (House, No. H4294)      Approved by the Acting Governor, April 4, 2002
Chapter 82 AN ACT RELATIVE TO RECALL ELECTIONS IN THE TOWN OF FAIRHAVEN. (House, No. H4473)      Approved by the Acting Governor, April 4, 2002
Chapter 83 AN ACT VALIDATING CERTAIN ACTIONS AND AUTHORIZING CERTAIN REIMBURSEMENTS BY THE TOWN OF OAK BLUFFS. (House, No. H4906)      Approved by the Acting Governor, April 4, 2002
Chapter 84 AN ACT RELATIVE TO A VOTING PRECINCT IN THE TOWN OF DRACUT. (House, No. H4954)      Approved by the Acting Governor, April 10, 2002
Chapter 85 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE ANNUAL OBSERVANCE OF APRIL AS AUTISTIC AWARENESS MONTH. (House, No. H4942)      Approved by the Acting Governor, April 10, 2002
Chapter 86 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF FRAMINGHAM TO OFFER AN ELDERLY DISCOUNT PROGRAM FOR WATER AND SEWER RATES. (House, No. H4463)      Approved by the Acting Governor, April 11, 2002
Chapter 87 AN ACT DESIGNATING A CERTAIN BRIDGE IN THE TOWN OF SHARON AS THE LANCE CORPORAL DANIEL J. DABREU MEMORIAL BRIDGE. (Senate, No. S2190)      Approved by the Acting Governor, April 11, 2002
Chapter 88 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE APPOINTMENT OF CERTAIN PERSONS AS FIREFIGHTERS IN THE TOWN OF IPSWICH NOTWITHSTANDING THE MAXIMUM AGE REQUIREMENT. (House, No. H4852)      Approved by the Acting Governor, April 12, 2002
Chapter 89 AN ACT AUTHORIZING CERTAIN PERSONS TO TAKE A CIVIL SERVICE EXAMINATION FOR FIREFIGHTER IN THE TOWN OF IPSWICH NOTWITHSTANDING THE MAXIMUM AGE REQUIREMENT. (House, No. H4854)      Approved by the Acting Governor, April 12, 2001
Chapter 90 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE NANTUCKET HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION. (House, No. H3634)      Approved by the Acting Governor, April 12, 2002
Chapter 91 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A CERTAIN VOTING SUBPRECINCT IN THE CITY OF NEWTON. (House, No. H4977)      Approved by the Acting Governor, April 12, 2002
Chapter 92 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CLERK OF THE TOWN OF BROOKFIELD TO ACT TEMPORARILY AS A SELECTMAN. (House, No. H4998)      Approved by the Acting Governor, April 12, 2002
Chapter 93 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE FINANCIAL CONDITIONS IN THE TOWN OF SWANSEA. (House, No. H4935)      Approved by the Acting Governor, April 17, 2002
Chapter 94 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE KOREAN WAR VETERANS MEMORIAL HIGHWAY. (House, No. H4577)      Approved by the Acting Governor, April 17, 2002
Chapter 95 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF SALEM TO GRANT EASEMENTS IN CERTAIN PARK LAND. (House, No. H4842)      Approved by the Acting Governor, April 17, 2002
Chapter 96 AN ACT PROVIDING EQUITABLE TAX DEDUCTIONS FOR THE DEPRECIATION OF CERTAIN ASSETS. (House, No. H5006)      Approved by the Acting Governor, April 17, 2002
Chapter 97 AN ACT FURTHER REGULATING THE JULIAN D. STEELE PUBLIC HOUSING DEVELOPMENT IN THE CITY OF LOWELL. (Senate, No. S2241)      Approved by the Acting Governor, April 17, 2002
Chapter 98 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF WALTHAM TO ESTABLISH A POST EMPLOYMENT HEALT INSURANCE TRUST FUND. (House, No. H349)      Approved by the Acting Governor, April 26, 2002
Chapter 99 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF EASTHAMPTON TO GRANT AN ADDITIONAL LICENSE FOR THE SALE OF ALL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES TO BE DRUNK ON THE PREMISES. (House, No. H4871)      Approved by the Acting Governor, April 26, 2002
Chapter 100 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT AND ADMINISTRATION OF RENT REGULATIONS AND THE CONTROL OF EVICTIONS IN MANUFACTURED HOUSING COMMUNITIES IN THE TOWN OF KINGSTON. (House, No. H4845)      Approved by the Acting Governor, April 26, 2002
Chapter 101 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A LIMITED ACCESS DEPOSIT ACCOUNT. (House, No. H4633)      Approved by the Acting Governor, April 30, 2002
Chapter 102 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF BRAINTREE TO CONVEY A CERTAIN PARCEL OF TOWN FOREST LAND. (House, No. H4926)      Approved by the Acting Governor, May 1, 2002
Chapter 103 AN ACT RELATIVE TO CIVIL SERVICE PREFERENCE OF THE CHILDREN OF ALTON GRINDLE FOR APPOINTMENT FOR FIRE SERVICE. (House, No. H4611)      Approved by the Acting Governor, May 3, 2002
Chapter 104 AN ACT DESIGNATING A CERTAIN ROAD AND BRIDGES IN THE COMMONWEALTH. (House, No. H4992)      Approved by the Acting Governor, May 3, 2002
Chapter 105 AN ACT EXEMPTING THE POSITION OF CHIEF OF POLICE IN THE CITY OF FITCHBURG FROM THE CIVIL SERVICE LAW. (House, No. H28)      Approved by the Acting Governor, May 3, 2002
Chapter 106 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE LICENSING OF INSURANCE PRODUCERS. (House, No. H28)      Approved by the Acting Governor, May 3, 2002
Chapter 107 AN ACT REQUIRING CERTAIN RELIGIOUS OFFICIALS TO REPORT ABUSE OF CHILDREN. (Senate, No. S2230)      Approved by the Acting Governor, May 3, 2002
Chapter 108 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF BELLINGHAM TO ESTABLISH A TAX STABILIZATION FUND. (House, No. H4732)      Approved by the Acting Governor, May 8, 2002
Chapter 109 AN ACT RELATIVE TO A SEPARATE ACCOUNT FOR MILTON COMMUNITY SCHOOLS. (Senate, No. S2295)      Approved by the Acting Governor, May 8, 2002
Chapter 110 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE ANNUAL OBSERVANCE OF LUTHER BURBANK DAY. (House, No. H4877)      Approved by the Acting Governor, May 8, 2002
Chapter 111 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE TOWN OF HOLLISTON AND THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A CEMETERY CARE FUND. (Senate, No. S2144)      Approved by the Acting Governor, May 11, 2002
Chapter 112 AN ACT DESIGNATING THE OLD SUFFOLK COUNTY COURTHOUSE AS THE JOHN ADAMS COURTHOUSE. (House, No. H4984)      Approved by the Acting Governor, May 14, 2002
Chapter 113 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR RECALL ELECTIONS IN THE TOWN OF HUNTINGTON. (House, No. H4742)      Approved by the Acting Governor, May 15, 2002
Chapter 114 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR A SPECIAL ELECTION IN THE CITY OF WOBURN. (Senate, No. S2317)      Approved by the Acting Governor, May 15, 2002
Chapter 115 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR AN EARLY RETIREMENT INCENTIVE PROGRAM FOR CERTAIN EMPLOYEES OF THE SPRINGFIELD WATER AND SEWER COMMISSION. (House, No. H4685)      Approved by the Acting Governor, May 15, 2002
Chapter 116 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT WORKFORCE REDUCTION THROUGH AN EARLY RETIREMENT INCENTIVE PROGRAM FOR CERTAIN EMPLOYEES. (House, No. H5007)      Approved by the Acting Governor, May 15, 2002
Chapter 117 AN ACT INCLUDING EMPLOYEES OF THE CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION IN THE GROUP INSURANCE PLAN. (Senate, No. S2131)      Approved by the Acting Governor, May 17, 2002
Chapter 118 AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2002 TO PROVIDE FOR SUPPLEMENTING CERTAIN EXISTING APPROPRIATIONS AND FOR CERTAIN OTHER ACTIVITIES AND PROJECTS. (House, No. H5074)      Approved by the Acting Governor, May 17, 2002
Chapter 119 AN ACT RELATIVE TO ELECTIONS IN THE TOWN OF HUNTINGTON. (House, No. H4741)      Approved by the Acting Governor, May 17, 2002
Chapter 120 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF AMHERST TO ACQUIRE EASEMENTS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF SEWERAGE PUMPING STATIONS AND RELATED FACILITIES. (House, No. H4847)      Approved by the Acting Governor, May 22, 2002
Chapter 121 AN ACT RELATIVE TO ZONING IN THE TOWN OF KINGSTON. (House, No. H4847)      Approved by the Acting Governor, May 22, 2002
Chapter 122 AN ACT DESIGNATING A CERTAIN SQUARE IN THE TOWN OF DRACUT AS THE CAPTAIN JOHN OGONOWSKI MEMORIAL SQUARE AND A CERTAIN TRAIL IN THE TOWN OF CHESHIRE AS THE SERGEANT DANIEL H. PETITHORY MEMORIAL TRAIL. (House, No. H4749)      Approved by the Acting Governor, May 22, 2002
Chapter 123 AN ACT RELATIVE TO CERTAIN PROPERTY TAX ASSESSMENTS IN THE TOWN OF WINDSOR. (House, No. H4955)      Approved by the Acting Governor, May 22, 2002
Chapter 124 AN ACT RELATIVE TO VETERAN REGISTRATION PLATES FOR MOTORCYCLES. (House, No. H4334)      Approved by the Acting Governor, May 23, 2002
Chapter 125 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE DIVISION OF CAPITAL ASSET MANAGEMENT AND MAINTENANCE TO CONVEY CERTAIN LAND IN THE TOWN OF WEST BOYLSTON. (House, No. H4494)      Approved by the Acting Governor, May 23, 2002
Chapter 126 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF HINGHAM TO ESTABLISH A RETIREE HEALTHCARE LIABILITY TRUST FUND. (House, No. H4183)      Approved by the Acting Governor, May 29, 2002
Chapter 127 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE COMMITMENT OF MENTALLY ILL PERSONS. (House, No. H3359)      Approved by the Acting Governor, May 30, 2002
Chapter 128 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE ANNUAL OBSERVANCE OF MOTORCYCLE SAFETY AND AWARENESS TIME. (Senate, No. S2286)      Approved by the Acting Governor, June 4, 2002
Chapter 129 AN ACT ESTABLISHING AN OPEN SPACE REAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION FUND IN THE CITY KNOWN AS THE TOWN OF FRANKLIN. (House, No. H4851)      Approved by the Acting Governor, June 4, 2002
Chapter 130 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF DEDHAM TO REDUCE SEWER FEE LIABILITY IN EXCHANGE FOR VOLUNTEER SERVICES BY PERSONS OVER AGE 60. (House, No. H4445)      Approved by the Acting Governor, June 4, 2002
Chapter 131 AN ACT AUTHORIZING ADDITIONAL BORROWING FOR THE MASSACHUSETTS BAY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY AND THE CENTRAL ARTERY/TED WILLIAMS TUNNEL PROJECT. (House, No. H5123)      Approved by the Acting Governor, June 12, 2002
Chapter 132 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE APPOINTING OF ALTERNATE MEMBERS TO THE CONSERVATION COMMISSION OF THE TOWN OF NORTH ANDOVER. (House, No. H4017)      Approved by the Acting Governor, June 12, 2002
Chapter 133 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE DIVISION OF CAPITAL ASSET MANAGEMENT AND MAINTENANCE TO CONVEY CERTAIN EASEMENTS TO THE CITY OF GARDNER. (House, No. H4821)      Approved by the Acting Governor, June 12, 2002
Chapter 134 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF SOMERSET TO GRANT AN ADDITIONAL LICENSE FOR THE SALE OF WINES AND MALT BEVERAGES NOT TO BE DRUNK ON THE PREMISES. (House, No. H4827)      Approved by the Acting Governor, June 12, 2002
Chapter 135 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CERTIFICATION AND APPOINTMENT OF KELLY L. REYNOLDS AS A POLICE OFFICER IN THE TOWN OF WILMINGTON. (House, No. H4920)      Approved by the Acting Governor, June 12, 2002
Chapter 136 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE MERGER OF THE BOYLSTON AND MORNINGDALE WATER DISTRICTS. (House, No. H4815)      Approved by the Acting Governor, June 12, 2002
Chapter 137 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR A CHARTER FOR THE TOWN OF SANDWICH. (Senate, No. S2192)      Approved by the Acting Governor, June 12, 2002
Chapter 138 AN ACT RELATIVE TO FRAUDULENT INSURANCE CLAIMS. (Senate, No. S2096)      Approved by the Acting Governor, June 13, 2002
Chapter 139 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF WINCHESTER TO ESTABLISH A RETIREE HEALTHCARE LIABILITY TRUST FUND. (Senate, No. S2191)      Approved by the Acting Governor, June 18, 2002
Chapter 140 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF NORTH ANDOVER TO GRANT A CERTAIN CONSERVATION RESTRICTION. (House, No. H4830)      Approved by the Acting Governor, June 20, 2002
Chapter 141 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF WORCESTER TO PLACE A CONSERVATION RESTRICTION ON GREEN HILL PARK. (House, No. H4939)      Approved by the Acting Governor, June 20, 2002
Chapter 142 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR CERTAIN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IMPROVEMENTS. (Senate, No. S2256)      Approved by the Acting Governor, June 20, 2002
Chapter 143 AN ACT DESIGNATING CERTAIN BRIDGES IN THE TOWN OF SAUGUS AND THE CITY OF WOBURN. Approved by the Acting Governor, June 20, 2002
Chapter 144 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE APPOINTMENT OF LUANN M. TOMASO AS A POLICE OFFICER IN THE TOWN OF MILFORD. (House, No. H4921)      Approved by the Acting Governor, June 25, 2002
Chapter 145 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE POLICE DEPARTMENT OF THE TOWN OF MILFORD. (House, No. H4987)      Approved by the Acting Governor, June 25, 2002
Chapter 146 AN ACT RELATIVE TO CONTRACTS BETWEEN COURT REPORTERS AND AN ATTORNEY, PARTY OR PARTY HAVING A FINANCIAL INTEREST IN AN ACTION. (Senate, No. S978)      Approved by the Acting Governor, June 25, 2002
Chapter 147 AN ACT MAKING A CERTAIN FUND TRANSFER FOR FISCAL YEAR 2002. (House, No. H5172)      Approved by the Acting Governor, June 25, 2002
Chapter 148 AN ACT MAKING CERTAIN APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2003, BEFORE FINAL ACTION ON THE GENERAL APPROPRIATION BILL FOR THAT FISCAL YEAR. (House, No. H5171)      Approved by the Acting Governor, June 25, 2002
Chapter 149 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF NORTH ANDOVER TO SETTLE CERTAIN LAWSUITS. (House, No. H4272)      Approved by the Acting Governor, June 26, 2002
Chapter 150 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CERTIFICATION AND APPOINTMENT OF STEPHEN E. GRANLUND AS A POLICE OFFICER IN THE TOWN OF WARE. (House, No. H4515)      Approved by the Acting Governor, June 26, 2002
Chapter 151 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR A MEMORIAL ON THE USS MASSACHUSETTS TO HONOR THOSE INDIVIDUALS FROM THE COMMONWEALTH WHO WERE VICTIMS OF THE SEPTEMBER 11, 2001 ATTACK ON AMERICA. (House, No. H4974)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 6, 2002
Chapter 152 AN ACT RELATIVE TO GUN RANGES. (House, No. H313)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 3, 2002
Chapter 153 AN ACT AUTHORIZING QUINCY COLLEGE TO ADOPT A SIX-YEAR TENURE SYSTEM. (Senate, No. S409)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 3, 2002
Chapter 154 AN ACT DESIGNATING CIVILIAN CONSERVATION CORPS DAY. (Senate, No. S409)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 3, 2002
Chapter 155 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A SICK LEAVE BANK FOR MARILYN ANUFROM, AN EMPLOYEE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL RETARDATION. (Senate, No. S1861)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 3, 2002
Chapter 156 AN ACT DESIGNATING THE OFFICIAL MIA/POW MEMORIAL OF THE COMMONWEALTH. (Senate, No. S1607)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 3, 2002
Chapter 157 AN ACT RELATIVE TO ASSISTANT TOWN CLERKS IN CERTAIN TOWNS. (House, No. H3151)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 3, 2002
Chapter 158 AN ACT VALIDATING ACTION TAKEN AT THE SPECIAL TOWN MEETINGS HELD BY THE TOWN OF MANCHESTER-BY-THE-SEA. (House, No. H5077)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 3, 2002
Chapter 159 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE ISSUANCE OF CERTAIN BONDS BY THE CITY OF QUINCY. (Senate, No. S2367)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 10, 2002
Chapter 160 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE APPOINTMENT OF RETIRED POLICE OFFICERS IN THE TOWN OF STONEHAM. (House, No. H4168)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 10, 2002
Chapter 161 AN ACT RELATIVE TO OBSCENE MATERIAL. (Senate, No. S2111)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 10, 2002
Chapter 162 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE INSURERS INSOLVENCY FUND. (House, No. H1784)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 12, 2002
Chapter 163 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF MASHPEE TO GRANT ADDITIONAL LICENSES FOR THE SALE OF ALL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES TO BE DRUNK ON THE PREMISES. (House, No. H4234)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 12, 2002
Chapter 164 AN ACT RELATIVE TO FEES OF JUSTICES OF THE PEACE. (House, No. H2745)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 12, 2002
Chapter 165 AN ACT RELATIVE TO COMMUNITY PRESERVATION OF HISTORIC RESOURCES. (Senate, No. S2343)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 18, 2002
Chapter 166 AN ACT RELATIVE TO CERTAIN CHILD PERFORMERS. (Senate, No. S2403)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 18, 2002
Chapter 167 AN ACT MAKING CERTAIN APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2003, BEFORE FINAL ACTION ON THE GENERAL APPROPRIATION BILL FOR THAT FISCAL YEAR. (House, No. H5259)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 22, 2002
Chapter 168 AN ACT AUTHORIZING FIRE DISTRICT NUMBER TWO IN THE TOWN OF SOUTH HADLEY TO CONVEY CERTAIN PARCELS OF LAND TO THE COMMONWEALTH FOR CONSERVATION PURPOSES. (House, No. H5029)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 23, 2002
Chapter 169 AN ACT RELATIVE TO WORKERS' COMPENSATION COVERAGE FOR SOLE PROPRIETORS, PARTNERSHIPS AND CORPORATE OFFICERS. (House, No. H4348)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 25, 2002
Chapter 170 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A SICK LEAVE BANK FOR HOLLY ANDERSEN, AN EMPLOYEE OF THE TRIAL COURT OF THE COMMONWEALTH. (House, No. H5047)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 25, 2002
Chapter 171 AN ACT PROVIDING SUPPORT TO INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES AND THEIR FAMILIES. (Senate, No. S2218)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 26, 2002
Chapter 172 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT FOR EMPLOYEES OF THE CITY OF LAWRENCE. (House, No. H4806)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 26, 2002
Chapter 173 AN ACT RELATIVE TO A CERTAIN LEASE AGREEMENT OF THE CITY KNOWN AS THE TOWN OF METHUEN. (House, No. H5030)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 26, 2002
Chapter 174 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY KNOWN AS THE TOWN OF AGAWAM TO USE CERTAIN PARK LAND FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. (House, No. H3766)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 26, 2002
Chapter 175 AN ACT DESIGNATING A PORTION OF THE HOLYOKE HERITAGE STATE PARK AS DINAPOLI PLAZA. (Senate, No. S2309)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 26, 2002
Chapter 176 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A COMPREHENSIVE WASTEWATER REUSE AND GREYWATER MANAGEMENT PLAN. (Senate, No. S2329)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 26, 2002
Chapter 177 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF CANTON TO GRANT AN EASEMENT TO THE TOWN OF STOUGHTON. (House, No. H5143)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 26, 2002
Chapter 178 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF ANDOVER TO CONVEY LAND TO THE ANDOVER VILLAGE IMPROVEMENT SOCIETY. (Senate, No. S1046)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 26, 2002
Chapter 179 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE METROPOLITAN DISTRICT COMMISSION TO GRANT CERTAIN EASEMENTS FOR UNDERGROUND ELECTRIC TRANSMISSION CABLES. (Senate, No. S625)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 29, 2002
Chapter 180 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE DIVISION OF CAPITAL ASSET MANAGEMENT AND MAINTENANCE TO TRANSFER CERTAIN PARCELS OF LAND IN THE TOWN OF MEDFIELD. (House, No. H4108)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 29, 2002
Chapter 181 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE ISSUANCE OF PENSION FUNDING BONDS BY THE CITY OF SPRINGFIELD. (House, No. H4419)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 29, 2002
Chapter 182 AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE PLYMOUTH DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION. (House, No. H4917)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 29, 2002
Chapter 183 AN ACT RELATIVE TO MINI-FENWAY PARK, INC. (House, No. H4362)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 29, 2002
Chapter 184 AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2003 FOR THE MAINTENANCE OF THE DEPARTMENTS, BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, INSTITUTIONS AND CERTAIN ACTIVITIES OF THE COMMONWEALTH, FOR INTEREST, SINKING FUND AND SERIAL BOND REQUIREMENTS AND FOR CERTAIN PERMANENT IMPROVEMENTS (House, No. H5300)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 29, 2002
Chapter 185 AN ACT VALIDATING THE ACTION TAKEN AT THE 2000 ANNUAL TOWN MEETING OF THE TOWN OF AMHERST. (House, No. H4890)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 31, 2002
Chapter 186 AN ACT ENHANCING STATE REVENUES. (House, No. H5250)      Passed over veto, July 25, 2002
Chapter 187 AN ACT RELATIVE TO SEWER BY-LAWS AND REGULATIONS OF THE TOWN OF STURBRIDGE. (House, No. H4305)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 31, 2002
Chapter 188 AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE CITY OF MEDFORD STADIUM AND ATHLETIC COMMISSION. (House, No. H4878)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 31, 2002
Chapter 189 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF ARLINGTON TO USE A CERTAIN PARCEL OF PARK LAND FOR PUBLIC WAY PURPOSES. (Senate, No. S2023)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 1, 2002
Chapter 190 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE DIVISION OF CAPITAL ASSET MANAGEMENT AND MAINTENANCE TO CONVEY A CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND LOCATED IN THE TOWNS OF BECKET AND OTIS IN EXCHANGE FOR CERTAIN OTHER LAND LOCATED IN THE TOWN OF OTIS. (Senate, No. S1590)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 1, 2002
Chapter 191 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF CHELSEA. (House, No. H4820)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 1, 2002
Chapter 192 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR CAPITAL FACILITY IMPROVEMENTS AND REPAIRS. (House, No. H5037)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 1, 2002
Chapter 193 AN ACT RELATIVE TO FARMER-DISTILLERY LICENSES. (Senate, No. S2328)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 3, 2002
Chapter 194 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE REPAIR OF A CERTAIN ROAD IN THE CITY OF LEOMINSTER. (House, No. H5118)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 3, 2002
Chapter 195 AN ACT RELATIVE TO EMERGENCY TELECOMMUNICATIONS. (Senate, No. S2349)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 3, 2002
Chapter 196 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A MUNICIPAL POLICE TRAINING COMMITTEE. (Senate, No. S1274)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 3, 2002
Chapter 197 AN ACT FACILITATING THE USE OF LAND TRANSFER OF DEVELOPMENT RIGHTS. (Senate, No. S1011)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 3, 2002
Chapter 198 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF WAYLAND TO CONVEY CERTAIN PARK LAND. (House, No. H5059)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 3, 2002
Chapter 199 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE PAYMENT OF CERTAIN RETIREMENT BENEFITS. (House, No. H5072)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 3, 2002
Chapter 200 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF PLYMOUTH TO USE CERTAIN LAND FOR PUBLIC WAY PURPOSES. (House, No. H4865)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 3, 2002
Chapter 201 AN ACT AUTHORIZING FARMER-BREWERS TO SELL MALT BEVERAGES ON SUNDAYS AND LEGAL HOLIDAYS. (Senate, No. S373)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 3, 2002
Chapter 202 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE COMMONWEALTH TO CONVEY CERTAIN LAND IN THE CITY OF BOSTON. (House, No. H5083)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 3, 2002
Chapter 203 AN ACT GRANTING RETIREMENT BENEFITS TO THE WIDOW AND CHILDREN OF STEVEN F. GREENE. (House, No. H4625)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 5, 2002
Chapter 204 AN ACT RELATIVE TO BETTERMENT ASSESSMENTS IN THE TOWN OF PROVINCETOWN. (House, No. H4147)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 5, 2002
Chapter 205 AN ACT RELATIVE TO VOTING PRECINCTS FOR THE CITY OF CHICOPEE. (House, No. H5178)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 5, 2002
Chapter 206 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE WITHDRAWAL OF CANDIDATES NOMINATED FOR ELECTIVE OFFICE IN THE CITY OF MALDEN. (House, No. H4879)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 5, 2002
Chapter 207 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE EMPLOYMENT OF CERTAIN MINORS. (House, No. H4310)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 5, 2002
Chapter 208 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF CANTON TO APPOINT CERTAIN POLICE OFFICERS. (House, No. H5096)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 5, 2002
Chapter 209 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE TERMS OF CERTAIN BONDS ISSUED BY THE COMMONWEALTH. (House, No. H5198)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 6, 2002
Chapter 210 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF BREWSTER TO ESTABLISH A CAPITAL INVESTMENT FUND. (House, No. H4828)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 6, 2002
Chapter 211 AN ACT RELATIVE TO LIQUOR LIABILITY INSURANCE. (House, No. H1787)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 6, 2002
Chapter 212 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE ENHANCED EMERGENCY TELEPHONE SYSTEM IN THE CITY KNOWN AS THE TOWN OF WEYMOUTH. (House, No. H4012)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 6, 2002
Chapter 213 AN ACT FURTHER REGULATING ADVERTISING ON MOTOR FUEL DISPENSING DEVICES. (Senate, No. S2327)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 6, 2002
Chapter 214 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF HOLYOKE TO ENTER INTO CONTRACTS FOR A SEWER WORKS SYSTEM AND OPERATION. (House, No. H4271)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 6, 2002
Chapter 215 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF DEDHAM TO REIMBURSE CERTAIN SEWER USE FEES. (House, No. H5058)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 6, 2002
Chapter 216 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF LOWELL TO PAY A CERTAIN UNPAID BILL. (House, No. H5112)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 6, 2002
Chapter 217 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF WESTFORD TO ISSUE AN ADDITIONAL LICENSE FOR THE SALE OF ALL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES NOT TO BE DRUNK ON THE PREMISES. (House, No. H5130)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 6, 2002
Chapter 218 AN ACT RELATIVE TO ENHANCING ENGLISH OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALL STUDENTS IN THE COMMONWEALTH. (House, No. H5010)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 6, 2002
Chapter 219 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE DIVISION OF CAPITAL ASSET MANAGEMENT AND MAINTENANCE TO GRANT A CERTAIN EASEMENT IN THE TOWN OF TEWKSBURY TO THE TEWKSBURY HOUSING AUTHORITY. (House, No. H4766)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 7, 2002
Chapter 220 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE COMMISSIONER OF THE DIVISION OF CAPITAL ASSET MANAGEMENT AND MAINTENANCE TO CONVEY CERTAIN LAND IN THE TOWN OF WESTBOROUGH. (House, No. H4844)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 7, 2002
Chapter 221 AN ACT DESIGNATING A CERTAIN BRIDGE IN THE TOWN OF ANDOVER AS THE JOSEPH A. HORAN BATAAN AND CORRIGIDOR VETERANS MEMORIAL BRIDGE. (House, No. H5022)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 7, 2002
Chapter 222 AN ACT FURTHER REGULATING BUSINESS PRACTICES BETWEEN MOTOR VEHICLE MANUFACTURERS, DISTRIBUTORS AND DEALERS. (House, No. H4997)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 7, 2002
Chapter 223 AN ACT RELATIVE TO COMPLAINTS OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND OTHER FORMS OF DISCRIMINATION. (Senate, No. S915)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 7, 2002
Chapter 224 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE CONVEYANCE OF A CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND IN THE TOWN OF GRAFTON. (Senate, No. S2330)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 7, 2002
Chapter 225 AN ACT RELEASING CERTAIN LAND IN HATFIELD FROM THE OPERATION OF AN AGRICULTURAL PRESERVATION RESTRICTION. (Senate, No. S2368)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 7, 2002
Chapter 226 AN ACT RELEASING CERTAIN LAND IN THE TOWN OF HADLEY FROM THE OPERATION OF AN AGRICULTURAL PRESERVATION RESTRICTION. (Senate, No. S2386)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 7, 2002
Chapter 227 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR LIENS FOR MOLDERS. (House, No. H5079)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 7, 2002
Chapter 228 AN ACT FURTHER REGULATING LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANIES RELATIVE TO CERTAIN ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSES. (House, No. H4727)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 7, 2002
Chapter 229 AN ACT RELATIVE TO HANDICAPPED STICKERS FOR MOTORCYCLE LICENSE PLATES. (House, No. H4099)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 7, 2002
Chapter 230 AN ACT ESTABLISHING AN AFFORDABLE HOUSING TRUST FUND IN THE TOWN OF PROVINCETOWN. (House, No. H4145)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 7, 2002
Chapter 231 AN ACT INCREASING THE PENALTIES FOR SPEED LIMIT VIOLATIONS IN MARKED CONSTRUCTION ZONES. (House, No. H867)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 7, 2002
Chapter 232 AN ACT FURTHER REGULATING MOTOR VEHICLE RENTAL AGREEMENTS. (House, No. H5174)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 7, 2002
Chapter 233 AN ACT RELEASING CERTAIN LAND IN THE TOWN OF WHATELY FROM THE OPERATION OF AN AGRICULTURAL PRESERVATION RESTRICTION. (House, No. H732)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 7, 2002
Chapter 234 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A SICK LEAVE BANK FOR RACHEL A. JOYCE, AN EMPLOYEE OF THE DISTRICT COURT DEPARTMENT OF THE TRIAL COURT. (House, No. H4553)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 7, 2002
Chapter 235 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE IMPLEMENTATION OF A HOUSING IMPROVEMENT PLAN IN THE CITY OF FALL RIVER. (House, No. H4971)      Passed over veto, July 31, 2002
Chapter 236 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE PRESERVATION AND IMPROVEMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL ASSETS OF THE COMMONWEALTH. (Senate, No. S2319)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 9, 2002
Chapter 237 AN ACT RELATIVE TO COMMUNITY RESIDENCY TENANCY PROTECTIONS. (House, No. H3741)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 9, 2002
Chapter 238 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF DEDHAM TO SEND CERTAIN INFORMATION TO THE VOTERS OF THE TOWN. (House, No. H5055)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 9, 2002
Chapter 239 AN ACT RELATIVE TO FUNDING FOR CERTAIN TELECOMMUNICATIONS PROGRAMS WITHIN THE COMMONWEALTH. (House, No. H1751)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 9, 2002
Chapter 240 AN ACT DIRECTING THE DIVISION OF CAPITAL ASSET MANAGEMENT AND MAINTENANCE TO CONVEY A CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND IN THE TOWN OF RANDOLPH. (Senate, No. S2443)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 9, 2002
Chapter 241 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF HOPEDALE TO USE CERTAIN CONSERVATION LAND FOR WATER SUPPLY PURPOSES. (House, No. H5287)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 9, 2002
Chapter 242 AN ACT ESTABLISHING STANDARDS FOR STAGE II VAPOR RECOVERY SYSTEMS. (House, No. H4379)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 9, 2002
Chapter 243 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE WOODS HOLE, MARTHA'S VINEYARD AND NANTUCKET STEAMSHIP AUTHORITY. (House, No. H5142)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 9, 2002
Chapter 244 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE FINANCING OF THE PRODUCTION AND PRESERVATION OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING. (House, No. H4274)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 10, 2002
Chapter 245 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR CAPITAL FACILITY IMPROVEMENTS AND REPAIRS FOR THE COMMONWEALTH. (Senate, No. S2271)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 10, 2002
Chapter 246 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR CERTAIN TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENTS. (Senate, No. S2245)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 10, 2002
Chapter 247 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE DIVISION OF CAPITAL ASSET MANAGEMENT AND MAINTENANCE TO CONVEY CERTAIN EASEMENTS IN THE TOWNS OF GROTON AND PEPPERELL. (House, No. H1879)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 10, 2002
Chapter 248 AN ACT RELATIVE TO HOMEOWNER TESTING FOR UREA FORMALDEHYDE FOAM INSULATION. (House, No. H3307)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 10, 2002
Chapter 249 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE TRANSFER OF LAND IN THE TOWN OF SHARON. (House, No. H5131)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 10, 2002
Chapter 250 AN ACT RELATIVE TO CERTIFICATES OF BIRTH RESULTING IN STILLBIRTH. (Senate, No. S2160)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 10, 2002
Chapter 251 AN ACT AUTHORIZING AN EXCHANGE OF CERTAIN LAND BETWEEN THE TOWN OF TEWKSBURY AND THE COMMONWEALTH. (Senate, No. S2342)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 10, 2002
Chapter 252 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE METROPOLITAN DISTRICT COMMISSION AND THE MASSACHUSETTS BAY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY TO ENTER INTO CERTAIN TEMPORARY CONSTRUCTION AGREEMENTS AND CONVEY CERTAIN PERMANENT EASEMENTS TO FACILITATE THE RECONSTRUCTION OF THE RED LINE CHARLES/MGH STATION IN THE CITY OF BOSTON. (Senate, No. S2373)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 10, 2002
Chapter 253 AN ACT RELEASING CERTAIN LAND IN THE TOWN OF HADLEY FROM THE OPERATION OF AN AGRICULTURAL PRESERVATION RESTRICTION. (Senate, No. S2387)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 10, 2002
Chapter 254 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF SAUGUS TO CONVEY CERTAIN PARCELS OF LAND. (Senate, No. S2411)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 10, 2002
Chapter 255 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE DIVISION OF CAPITAL ASSET MANAGEMENT AND MAINTENANCE TO CONVEY EASEMENTS AND LAND ORIGINALLY ACQUIRED FOR WATER QUALITY PROTECTION FOR THE SUDBURY RESERVOIR IN THE CITY OF MARLBOROUGH. (House, No. H3192)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 10, 2002
Chapter 256 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CONVEYANCE OF CERTAIN PROPERTY IN THE CITY OF BOSTON. (House, No. H3630)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 10, 2002
Chapter 257 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR INSURANCE COVERAGE OF CERTAIN CLINICAL TRIALS. (House, No. H4376)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 10, 2002
Chapter 258 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE USE OF ASTHMA INHALERS BY STUDENTS IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS. (House, No. H4411)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 10, 2002
Chapter 259 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE DIVISION OF CAPITAL ASSET MANAGEMENT AND MAINTENANCE TO GRANT CERTAIN EASEMENTS TO THE TOWN OF PLYMOUTH OVER LANDS HELD FOR CONSERVATION AND RECREATION PURPOSES. (House, No. H4975)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 10, 2002
Chapter 260 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE PROVINCETOWN PIER CORPORATION. (House, No. H4976)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 10, 2002
Chapter 261 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF SPRINGFIELD TO CONVEY A CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND. (House, No. H5115)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 10, 2002
Chapter 262 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE DISPOSITION OF CERTAIN STATE OWNED PROPERTY IN THE CITY OF SOMERVILLE. (House, No. H5138)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 10, 2002
Chapter 263 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE DIVISION OF CAPITAL ASSET MANAGEMENT AND MAINTENANCE TO CONVEY AN EASEMENT IN CERTAIN PARK LAND IN THE CITY OF CHELSEA. (House, No. H5169)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 10, 2002
Chapter 264 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE COMMISSIONER OF THE DIVISION OF CAPITAL ASSET MANAGEMENT AND MAINTENANCE TO CONVEY CERTAIN EASEMENTS IN THE TOWN OF NORTH ANDOVER. (House, No. H5200)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 10, 2002
Chapter 265 AN ACT REGULATING TELEMARKETING SOLICITATION. (House, No. H5225)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 10, 2002
Chapter 266 AN ACT AUTHORIZING CERTAIN CONVEYANCES OF LAND TO ESTABLISH THE SOUTHEASTERN MASSACHUSETTS BIORESERVE. (House, No. H5270)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 10, 2002
Chapter 267 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE COMMISSIONER OF CAPITAL ASSET MANAGEMENT AND MAINTENANCE TO CONVEY CERTAIN LAND TO THE TOWN OF WELLESLEY. (House, No. H5271)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 10, 2002
Chapter 268 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF PLYMOUTH TO CONVEY CERTAIN EASEMENTS IN CONSERVATION LAND. (House, No. H5294)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 10, 2002
Chapter 269 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE COMMONWEALTH TO TAKE OR ACQUIRE CONSERVATION RESTRICTIONS IN AND TO LANDS OF THE AUBURN WATER DISTRICT. (House, No. H5295)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 10, 2002
Chapter 270 AN ACT DESIGNATING A WALKING PATH AT SQUANTUM POINT PARK IN THE CITY OF QUINCY AS THE JANET NILES MURPHY HARBOR VIEW WALKING PATH. (Senate, No. S627)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 10, 2002
Chapter 271 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE DIVISION OF CAPITAL ASSET MANAGEMENT AND MAINTENANCE TO CONVEY PERMANENT EASEMENTS ON STATE PROPERTY IN THE TOWN OF NORTH ANDOVER. (Senate, No. S1868)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 10, 2002
Chapter 272 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE DIVISION OF CAPITAL ASSET MANAGEMENT AND MAINTENANCE TO CONVEY CERTAIN CONSERVATION LAND TO THE TOWN OF SANDWICH. (Senate, No. S2446)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 10, 2002
Chapter 273 AN ACT EXEMPTING THE POSITION OF DEPUTY CHIEF OF POLICE IN THE TOWN OF WEBSTER FROM THE CIVIL SERVICE LAW. (House, No. H4758)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 13, 2002
Chapter 274 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF TRURO TO ESTABLISH AN AFFORDABLE HOUSING TRUST FUND. (House, No. H4477)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 13, 2002
Chapter 275 AN ACT EXEMPTING THE POSITIONS OF SCHOOL CUSTODIAN AND SCHOOL FOOD SERVICE WORKER IN THE TOWN OF NORTH ANDOVER FROM THE CIVIL SERVICE LAW. (House, No. H4999)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 13, 2002
Chapter 276 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE REPAYING OF CERTAIN SEWER FEES PAID IN ERROR BY THE TOWN OF DEDHAM. (House, No. H4694)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 13, 2002
Chapter 277 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF DEDHAM TO REIMBURSE CERTAIN REAL ESTATE TAXES. (House, No. H5062)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 13, 2002
Chapter 278 AN ACT RELATIVE TO PAYMENT OF CERTAIN MEDICAL EXPENSES OF BOSTON FIREFIGHTERS JOSEPH CADY AND ALONZO P. BROOKS. (House, No. H4056)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 14, 2002
Chapter 279 AN ACT RELATIVE TO INSURANCE ASSESSMENTS. (House, No. H5215)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 14, 2002
Chapter 280 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF SUDBURY TO ESTABLISH A SPECIAL FUND FOR DEPOSIT OF CERTAIN FUNDS TO BE USED FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING. (House, No. H5093)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 14, 2002
Chapter 281 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE SALE OF CERTAIN LAND BY THE CITY OF CHICOPEE. (House, No. H5182)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 14, 2002
Chapter 282 AN ACT REDUCING MEDICATION WASTE IN CERTAIN LICENSED FACILITIES. (Senate, No. S2186)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 14, 2002
Chapter 283 AN ACT RELATIVE TO LICENSING HOSPICE PROGRAMS. (House, No. H1756)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 14, 2002
Chapter 284 AN ACT RELATIVE TO COMMERCIAL AREA REVITALIZATION DISTRICTS. (House, No. H4637)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 14, 2002
Chapter 285 AN ACT AUTHORIZING AN INCREASE IN PARKING FINES IN THE CITY OF SOMERVILLE. (Senate, No. S1819)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 21, 2002
Chapter 286 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE BROCKTON 21ST CENTURY CORPORATION. (Senate, No. S4)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 21, 2002
Chapter 287 AN ACT TRANSFERRING CERTAIN ADMINISTRATIVE RESPONSIBILITIES TO THE CHIEF OF THE POLICE DEPARTMENT OF THE TOWN OF SANDWICH. (House, No. H4693)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 21, 2002
Chapter 288 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A 4 YEAR TERM FOR THE OFFICE OF MAYOR IN THE CITY OF EVERETT. (House, No. H5176)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 21, 2002
Chapter 289 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE DIVISION OF CAPITAL ASSET MANAGEMENT AND MAINTENANCE TO CONVEY AN EASEMENT TO THE TOWN OF MILFORD. (House, No. H4754)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 21, 2002
Chapter 290 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE COMMISSIONER OF CAPITAL ASSET MANAGEMENT AND MAINTENANCE TO CONVEY CERTAIN PROPERTY IN THE CITY OF NORTH ADAMS. (House, No. H4595)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 21, 2002
Chapter 291 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF HULL TO LEASE CERTAIN PROPERTY. (House, No. H4224)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 21, 2002
Chapter 292 AN ACT RELATIVE TO POWERS OF STATE CHARTERED BANKS. (House, No. H4358)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 21, 2002
Chapter 293 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE DIVISION OF CAPITAL ASSET MANAGEMENT AND MAINTENANCE TO CONVEY A CERTAIN EASEMENT. (House, No. H4260)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 21, 2002
Chapter 294 AN ACT RELATIVE TO DENTAL AND VISION CARE SERVICES. (House, No. H4676)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 24, 2002
Chapter 295 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE ATTORNEY GENERAL TO SUSPEND CERTAIN LABOR LAWS IN AN EMERGENCY. (House, No. H5189)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 24, 2002
Chapter 296 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE USE OF RETIRED POLICE OFFICERS BY THE CITY OF LEOMINSTER. (House, No. H5015)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 28, 2002
Chapter 297 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF BREWSTER TO ESTABLISH A ROAD BETTERMENT FUND. (Senate, No. S2273)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 28, 2002
Chapter 298 AN ACT RELATIVE TO VOTING PRECINCTS IN THE CITY OF REVERE. (Senate, No. S2400)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 28, 2002
Chapter 299 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE STATE RETIREMENT BOARD TO GRANT A CERTAIN PENSION TO MICHAEL G. SWEENEY. (Senate, No. S2236)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 28, 2002
Chapter 300 AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2002 TO PROVIDE FOR SUPPLEMENTING CERTAIN EXISTING APPROPRIATIONS AND FOR CERTAIN OTHER ACTIVITIES AND PROJECTS. (House, No. H5317)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 30, 2002
Chapter 301 AN ACT AUTHORIZING AFFORDABLE HOUSING COVENANTS IN THE TOWN OF NANTUCKET. (Senate, No. S2006)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 30, 2002
Chapter 302 AN ACT RELATIVE TO REPEAT OFFENDERS OF THE CRIME OF OPERATING A MOTOR VEHICLE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL. (Senate, No. S2116)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 30, 2002
Chapter 303 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE POSITION OF DEPUTY FIRE CHIEF IN THE TOWN OF ATHOL. (Senate, No. S2251)      Approved by the Acting Governor, September 3, 2002
Chapter 304 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE PAYMENT OF CERTAIN HEALTH INSURANCE PREMIUMS BY THE TOWN OF WINTHROP. (House, No. H5211)      Approved by the Acting Governor, September 3, 2002
Chapter 305 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE TAXATION OF REAL PROPERTY IN THE CITY OF ATTLEBORO. (House, No. H5291)      Approved by the Acting Governor, September 3, 2002
Chapter 306 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF ATTLEBORO. (House, No. H5204)      Approved by the Acting Governor, September 4, 2002
Chapter 307 AN ACT VALIDATING ACTION TAKEN AT THE SPECIAL TOWN MEETING HELD BY THE TOWN OF LANCASTER. (House, No. H5184)      Approved by the Acting Governor, September 4, 2002
Chapter 308 AN ACT RELATIVE TO ACCEPTANCE OF THE MUNICIPAL EARLY RETIREMENT INCENTIVE BY THE TOWN OF WESTPORT. (House, No. H5194)      Approved by the Acting Governor, September 5, 2002
Chapter 309 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE ISSUANCE OF CERTAIN BONDS BY THE CITY OF EVERETT. (House, No. H5228)      Approved by the Acting Governor, September 5, 2002
Chapter 310 AN ACT RELATIVE TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN THE TOWN OF TRURO. (House, No. H4476)      Approved by the Acting Governor, September 5, 2002
Chapter 311 AN ACT RELATIVE TO CREDITABLE SERVICE OF CERTAIN EMPLOYEES OF THE CITY OF BOSTON. (House, No. H3426)      Approved by the Acting Governor, September 5, 2002
Chapter 312 AN ACT DIRECTING THE SECRETARY OF THE COMMONWEALTH TO PLACE A CERTAIN NONBINDING QUESTION ON THE BIENNIAL STATE ELECTION BALLOT IN THE CITY OF HOLYOKE. (Senate, No. S2320)      Approved by the Acting Governor, September 5, 2002
Chapter 313 AN ACT PROVIDING PROTECTIONS AGAINST TERRORISM. (Senate, No. S2122)      Approved by the Acting Governor, September 5, 2002
Chapter 314 AN ACT FURTHER REGULATING THE LICENSING OF PUBLIC INSURANCE ADJUSTERS. (House, No. H1211)      Approved by the Acting Governor, September 6, 2002
Chapter 315 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND BUDGET IN THE TOWN OF LANCASTER. (House, No. H5185)      Approved by the Acting Governor, September 6, 2002
Chapter 316 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A PAID LEAVE BANK FOR A CERTAIN EMPLOYEE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES. (House, No. H5073)      Approved by the Acting Governor, September 12, 2002
Chapter 317 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF LEXINGTON TO ESTABLISH A POST RETIREMENT INSURANCE LIABILITY FUND. (House, No. H4856)      Approved by the Acting Governor, September 12, 2002
Chapter 318 AN ACT RELATIVE TO CERTAIN HOUSING IN THE TOWN OF NORTH ANDOVER. (House, No. H5332)      Approved by the Acting Governor, September 12, 2002
Chapter 319 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF SHREWSBURY TO ESTABLISH CERTAIN SPECIAL FUNDS. (House, No. H4940)      Approved by the Acting Governor, September 12, 2002
Chapter 320 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF SUDBURY TO REGULATE CERTAIN PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ELDERLY. (House, No. H5051)      Approved by the Acting Governor, September 12, 2002
Chapter 321 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE CITY OF BOSTON VOTING EQUIPMENT. (House, No. H5331)      Approved by the Acting Governor, September 12, 2002
Chapter 322 AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE CRIME OF RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT TO CHILDREN. (Senate, No. S2340)      Approved by the Acting Governor, September 12, 2002
Chapter 323 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE TERMS OF CERTAIN BONDS AND NOTES TO BE ISSUED BY THE COMMONWEALTH. (House, No. H5311)      Approved by the Acting Governor, September 12, 2002
Chapter 324 AN ACT AUTHORIZING AN ALTERNATIVE METHOD OF CONSTRUCTION FOR THE BLUE HILLS AND SPOT POND AREA COVERED WATER STORAGE TANKS. (House, No. H4816)      Approved by the Acting Governor, September 18, 2002
Chapter 325 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR A BETTERMENT PROGRAM FOR PRIVATE ROAD IMPROVEMENTS IN THE CITY OF GLOUCESTER. (House, No. H4835)      Approved by the Acting Governor, September 18, 2002
Chapter 326 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF REVERE TO PAY THE FUNERAL AND BURIAL EXPENSES OF PATROLMAN JAMES HITAFFER. (Senate, No. S2369)      Approved by the Acting Governor, September 18, 2002
Chapter 327 AN ACT RELATIVE TO ACCEPTANCE OF THE COMMUNITY PRESERVATION ACT IN THE TOWN OF MARBLEHEAD. (Senate, No. S2476)      Approved by the Acting Governor, September 20, 2002
Chapter 328 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS AND A DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS IN THE CITY OF NORTHAMPTON. (Senate, No. S2172)      Approved by the Acting Governor, September 20, 2002
Chapter 329 AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE OFFICE OF TREASURER-COLLECTOR IN THE TOWN OF NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH. (House, No. H5231)      Approved by the Acting Governor, September 20, 2002
Chapter 330 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE INSPECTION, REGISTRATION, CONSTRUCTION AND RECONSTRUCTION OF DAMS. (Senate, No. S2269)      Approved by the Acting Governor, September 20, 2002
Chapter 331 AN ACT INCREASING THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE BOARD OF SELECTMEN OF THE TOWN OF CANTON. (House, No. H5161)      Approved by the Acting Governor, September 25, 2002
Chapter 332 AN ACT RELATIVE TO CIVIL SERVICE ELIGIBILITY OF THE SON OF A DECEASED BOSTON POLICE OFFICER. (House, No. H5016)      Approved by the Acting Governor, September 25, 2002
Chapter 333 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF ADAMS TO GRANT AN ADDITIONAL LICENSE FOR THE SALE OF ALL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES TO BE DRUNK ON THE PREMISES. (House, No. H5135)      Approved by the Acting Governor, September 25, 2002
Chapter 334 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A DISTINCTIVE REGISTRATION PLATE PROCESS. (House, No. H5028)      Approved by the Acting Governor, September 26, 2002
Chapter 335 AN ACT ALLOWING ACCESS FOR PEOPLE RAISING OR TRAINING DOGS FOR THE PURPOSE OF BECOMING SERVICE DOGS TO ASSIST PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES. (Senate, No. S1585)      Approved by the Acting Governor, September 28, 2002
Chapter 336 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE BOARD OF LICENSING COMMISSIONERS IN THE CITY OF SPRINGFIELD. (House, No. H4743)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 3, 2002
Chapter 337 AN ACT DESIGNATING A CERTAIN BRIDGE IN THE TOWN OF NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH AS THE WOMEN WAR VETERANS OF NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH MEMORIAL BRIDGE. (House, No. H5156)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 3, 2002
Chapter 338 AN ACT RELATIVE TO REPRESENTATIVE TOWN GOVERNMENT IN FRAMINGHAM. (House, No. H5164)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 3, 2002
Chapter 339 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE LEASING AND CONSTRUCTION OF IMPROVEMENTS TO THE COOLIDGE SCHOOL IN THE TOWN OF WATERTOWN. (House, No. H4424)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 3, 2002
Chapter 340 AN ACT RELATIVE TO BANK AND CREDIT UNION EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT ASSOCIATIONS. (Senate, No. S2338)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 6, 2002
Chapter 341 AN ACT RELATIVE TO POLICE POWERS IN CERTAIN BUILDINGS IN THE TOWN OF FRAMINGHAM. (House, No. H5186)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 9, 2002
Chapter 342 AN ACT RELATIVE TO PARKING VIOLATIONS IN THE CITY OF WORCESTER. (House, No. H5230)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 9, 2002
Chapter 343 AN ACT DIRECTING THE STATE BOARD OF RETIREMENT TO PAY A CERTAIN RETIREMENT BENEFIT TO THE SURVIVING SPOUSE OF STATE TROOPER MICHAEL BRUGMAN. (Senate, No. S1374)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 9, 2002
Chapter 344 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE FINANCIAL CONDITIONS IN THE NASHOBA REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT. (Senate, No. S2479)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 9, 2002
Chapter 345 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE RETIREMENT OF CERTAIN EMPLOYEES OF THE TOWN OF TEWKSBURY. (House, No. H5327)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 9, 2002
Chapter 346 AN ACT RELATIVE TO SAFETY OF SCHOOL SPONSORED TRAVEL. (House, No. H4937)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 9, 2002
Chapter 347 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE SYSTEM. (House, No. H4452)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 9, 2002
Chapter 348 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE FILING OF A BOND IN CERTAIN PENDING LITIGATION. (Senate, No. S2484)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 15, 2002
Chapter 349 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE POLICE FORCE IN THE TOWN OF HOPEDALE. (House, No. H5067)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 17, 2002
Chapter 350 AN ACT AUTHORIZING LEONA S. FERRARA TO TAKE THE CIVIL SERVICE EXAMINATION FOR FIREFIGHTER IN THE TOWN OF MANSFIELD NOTWITHSTANDING MAXIMUM AGE REQUIREMENT. (House, No. H5232)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 17, 2002
Chapter 351 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF WARE TO GRANT AN ADDITIONAL LICENSE FOR THE SALE OF ALL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES NOT TO BE DRUNK ON THE PREMISES. (House, No. H5121)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 23, 2002
Chapter 352 AN ACT RELATIVE TO RECALL IN THE TOWN OF NORTH BROOKFIELD. (House, No. H5150)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 23, 2002
Chapter 353 AN ACT VALIDATING THE ACTIONS TAKEN AT THE SPECIAL TOWN MEETING HELD BY THE TOWN OF ROCKLAND. (House, No. H5153)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 23, 2002
Chapter 354 AN ACT PLACING THE POLICE CHIEF IN THE TOWN OF RANDOLPH UNDER THE CIVIL SERVICE LAW. (House, No. H5273)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 25, 2002
Chapter 355 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE BOARD OF REGISTRATION IN VETERINARY MEDICINE. (Senate, No. S386)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 25, 2002
Chapter 356 AN ACT RELATIVE TO CREDIT UNION REAL ESTATE LOANS. (Senate, No. S2214)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 25, 2002
Chapter 357 AN ACT RELATIVE TO APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING PROGRAMS. (Senate, No. S2421)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 25, 2002
Chapter 358 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF PROVINCETOWN. (House, No. H5057)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 30, 2002
Chapter 359 AN ACT AUTHORIZING BORROWING FOR A MUNICIPAL GOLF COURSE IN THE TOWN OF BRIDGEWATER. (House, No. H5094)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 30, 2002
Chapter 360 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE INDEMNIFICATION OF RETIRED POLICE OFFICERS AND FIRE FIGHTERS IN THE TOWN OF HALIFAX. (House, No. H5003)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 30, 2002
Chapter 361 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE CONSERVATION COMMISSION OF THE TOWN OF MARION. (House, No. H5113)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 30, 2002
Chapter 362 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF QUINCY TO PAY OR PROVIDE FOR HEALTH INSURANCE BENEFITS TO ITS EMPLOYEES AND RETIREES. (Senate, No. S2487)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 30, 2002
Chapter 363 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE ELIGIBILITY OF CERTAIN BENEFICIARIES FOR ACCIDENTAL DEATH RETIREMENT BENEFITS. (House, No. H5206)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 30, 2002
Chapter 364 AN ACT MAKING CERTAIN AMENDMENTS TO THE GENERAL APPROPRIATION ACT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2003 AND CERTAIN OTHER LAWS. (House, No. H5359)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 30, 2002
Chapter 365 AN ACT VALIDATING CERTAIN VOTES TAKEN BY THE TOWN OF HOPKINTON. (House, No. H5343)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 4, 2002
Chapter 366 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A CAPITAL INVESTMENTS FUND IN THE TOWN OF ROCHESTER. (House, No. H4623)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 7, 2002
Chapter 367 AN ACT DESIGNATING A PORTION OF THE BLACKSTONE RIVER AND CANAL HERITAGE PARK AS THE HONORABLE WILLIAM A. L. BAZELEY MEMORIAL RECREATION AREA. (Senate, No. S1089)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 7, 2002
Chapter 368 AN ACT RELATIVE TO RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS FOR CANDIDATES FOR LOCAL OFFICE IN THE CITY OF NEWTON. (House, No. H5210)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 7, 2002
Chapter 369 AN ACT RELATIVE TO DOG LICENSE FEES FOR SENIOR CITIZENS. (House, No. H3054)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 13, 2002
Chapter 370 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE NANTUCKET ISLANDS LAND BANK. (House, No. H3659)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 16, 2002
Chapter 371 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR PLACEMENT OF CERTAIN CHILDREN WITHOUT LOSS OF CUSTODY. (House, No. H207)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 20, 2002
Chapter 372 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF HOLDEN TO LEASE A CERTAIN SCHOOL BUILDING FOR 99 YEARS. (Senate, No. S2298)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 20, 2002
Chapter 373 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF HINGHAM TO GRANT 2 ADDITIONAL LICENSES FOR THE SALE OF ALL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES TO BE DRUNK ON THE PREMISES. (House, No. H5356)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 20, 2002
Chapter 374 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF HOLDEN TO PURCHASE WATER FROM THE CITY OF WORCESTER. (House, No. H5222)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 20, 2002
Chapter 375 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE BORROWING OF MONEY BY THE CITY OF MEDFORD. (House, No. H5326)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 20, 2002
Chapter 376 AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE MASHPEE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND INDUSTRIAL CORPORATION. (House, No. H4430)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 20, 2002
Chapter 377 AN ACT RELATIVE TO PAYMENT OF CERTAIN MEDICAL EXPENSES OF RETIRED BOSTON FIREFIGHTER CHARLES J. KELLEY. (House, No. H4626)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 20, 2002
Chapter 378 AN ACT VALIDATING ACTION TAKEN AT THE ANNUAL TOWN ELECTION HELD BY THE TOWN OF HUNTINGTON. (House, No. H5140)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 26, 2002
Chapter 379 AN ACT RELATIVE TO NORA O'REILLY. (Senate, No. S2219)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 26, 2002
Chapter 380 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A BUILDING RESERVE FUND IN THE CITY OF REVERE. (Senate, No. S2068)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 26, 2002
Chapter 381 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR RECALL ELECTION FOR THE ATHOL-ROYALSTON REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT. (Senate, No. S1854)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 26, 2002
Chapter 382 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE WORK FORCE REDUCTION OF THE CITY OF MEDFORD THROUGH AN EARLY RETIREMENT INCENTIVE PROGRAM FOR CERTAIN EMPLOYEES. (House, No. H5351)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 27, 2002
Chapter 383 AN ACT RELATIVE TO UNDISTRIBUTED BALLOTS. (House, No. H994)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 27, 2002
Chapter 384 AN ACT RELATIVE TO PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS FOR RENTAL PROPERTIES IN THE TOWN OF WELLFLEET DEED RESTRICTED AS TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING. (House, No. H5097)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 27, 2002
Chapter 385 AN ACT FURTHER PROTECTING CHILDREN. (Senate, No. S2436)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 27, 2002
Chapter 386 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE TEACHING OF ENGLISH IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS. (House, No. H4839)      Approved by the People at the State Election, November 5, 2002
Chapter 387 AN ACT RELATIVE TO EXCAVATION AND TRENCH SAFETY. (Senate, No. S2234)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 4, 2002
Chapter 388 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE DEFERRAL OF CERTAIN SEWER BETTERMENTS IN THE TOWN OF MARION. (House, No. H5114)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 5, 2002
Chapter 389 AN ACT RELATIVE TO BETTERMENT ASSESSMENTS FOR SEWERAGE FACILITIES IN THE TOWN OF MILLBURY. (House, No. H1507)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 5, 2002
Chapter 390 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF LOWELL TO PLACE MUNICIPAL CHARGE LIENS ON CERTAIN PROPERTIES IN THE CITY OF LOWELL FOR NONPAYMENT OF ANY LOCAL CHARGES, FEE OR FINE. (House, No. H4022)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 5, 2002
Chapter 391 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF NORWOOD TO GRANT 3 ADDITIONAL LICENSES FOR THE SALE OF WINES AND MALT BEVERAGES TO BE DRUNK ON THE PREMISES. (House, No. H5305)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 5, 2002
Chapter 392 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE CIVIL SERVICE STATUS OF THE POSITIONS OF DIRECTOR OF POLICE SERVICES AND DIRECTOR OF FIRE SERVICES IN THE TOWN OF ARLINGTON. (House, No. H5233)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 5, 2002
Chapter 393 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE CONCURRENT JURISDICTION OF THE LAND COURT. (House, No. H1989)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 5, 2002
Chapter 394 AN ACT RELATIVE TO CREDITABLE SERVICE FOR TOWN MODERATORS. (House, No. H1469)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 5, 2002
Chapter 395 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE DIVISION OF CAPITAL ASSET MANAGEMENT AND MAINTENANCE TO CONVEY A CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND TO THE TAUNTON DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION. (Senate, No. S1591)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 11, 2002
Chapter 396 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF SOUTHWICK TO SUPPLY WATER TO CERTAIN PROPERTY LOCATED IN THE CITY OF WESTFIELD. (Senate, No. S2370)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 11, 2002
Chapter 397 AN ACT FURTHER REGULATING THE USE OF CROSSBOWS IN THE COMMONWEALTH. (Senate, No. S2162)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 11, 2002
Chapter 398 AN ACT FURTHER REGULATING THE GRANTING OF TEMPORARY LICENSES FOR THE SALE OF WINE AT CERTAIN AUCTIONS. (Senate, No. S2489)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 11, 2002
Chapter 399 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE TAXATION OF REAL AND PERSONAL PROPERTY. (House, No. H3436)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 11, 2002
Chapter 400 AN ACT RELATIVE TO LIENS ON BUILDINGS AND LAND. (Senate, No. S931)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 13, 2002
Chapter 401 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF PLYMOUTH. (House, No. H5253)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 13, 2002
Chapter 402 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE APPOINTMENT OF ALCINO FERNANDES AS A POLICE OFFICER IN THE TOWN OF MILFORD. (House, No. H5346)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 13, 2002
Chapter 403 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF WINCHESTER TO BORROW CERTAIN FUNDS. (House, No. H5313)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 19, 2003
Chapter 404 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR RECALL ELECTIONS IN THE TOWN OF NEWBURY. (House, No. H4288)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 19, 2002
Chapter 405 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF HINGHAM TO GRANT 3 ADDITIONAL LICENSES FOR THE SALE OF ALL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES TO BE DRUNK ON THE PREMISES. (House, No. H5358)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 19, 2003
Chapter 406 AN ACT EXEMPTING THE POSITION OF CHIEF OF POLICE IN THE TOWN OF CARVER FROM THE CIVIL SERVICE LAW. (House, No. H5256)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 19, 2003
Chapter 407 AN ACT RELATIVE TO STATE HIGHWAYS IN BARNSTABLE COUNTY. (House, No. H4737)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 19, 2003
Chapter 408 AN ACT RELATIVE TO PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS FOR RENTAL PROPERTIES IN THE TOWN OF PROVINCETOWN USED AS AFFORDABLE HOUSING. (Senate, No. S2325)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 19, 2002
Chapter 409 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE RIGHTS OF ADOPTED PERSONS UNDER A CERTAIN INSTRUMENT. (Senate, No. S825)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 19, 2002
Chapter 410 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF MENDON TO CHARGE SENIOR RESIDENTS A REDUCED TRASH FEE. (House, No. H4757)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 19, 2002
Chapter 411 AN ACT DESIGNATING THE MERRIMACK VALLEY REGIONAL TRANSIT AUTHORITY TRANSPORTATION CENTER IN THE CITY OF LAWRENCE AS THE SENATOR PATRICIA McGOVERN TRANSPORTATION CENTER. (Senate, No. S2359)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 19, 2002
Chapter 412 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF CERTAIN CIVIL SERVICE LAWS IN THE TOWN OF PLAINVILLE. (House, No. H5244)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 19, 2002
Chapter 413 AN ACT CHANGING THE BOUNDARY LINE BETWEEN BOXFORD AND NORTH ANDOVER. (House, No. H5390)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 24, 2002
Chapter 414 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF QUINCY TO LEASE CERTAIN PROPERTY. (Senate, No. S2287)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 24, 2002
Chapter 415 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE PLUMBING INSPECTOR IN THE TOWN OF MARBLEHEAD. (Senate, No. S2481)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 24, 2002
Chapter 416 AN ACT RELATIVE TO SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEMBERS. (House, No. H783)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 24, 2002
Chapter 417 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF WORCESTER TO LEASE A CERTAIN BUILDING FOR COURTHOUSE USE. (House, No. H4966)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 24, 2002
Chapter 418 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE DIVISION OF CAPITAL ASSET MANAGEMENT AND MAINTENANCE TO CONVEY CERTAIN LAND IN THE TOWN OF ASHFIELD. (House, No. H5217)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 24, 2002
Chapter 419 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE SOUNDING OF CERTAIN WARNING DEVICES IN THE TOWN OF CONCORD. (House, No. H4226)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 24, 2002
Chapter 420 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE DESCENT AND DISTRIBUTION OF PROPERTY. (House, No. H5136)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 24, 2002
Chapter 421 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A SICK LEAVE BANK FOR KEVIN J. WELCH, AN EMPLOYEE OF THE TRIAL COURT OF THE COMMONWEALTH. (House, No. H5333)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 24, 2002
Chapter 422 AN ACT RELATIVE TO CERTAIN MOTOR VEHICLE DEALERS. (House, No. H5357)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 24, 2002
Chapter 423 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE HEALTH INSURANCE OF CERTAIN EMPLOYEES OF THE CITY OF EVERETT. (House, No. H5255)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 24, 2002
Chapter 424 AN ACT RELATIVE TO A CERTAIN REAL PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION IN THE TOWN OF WELLESLEY. (House, No. H5166)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 24, 2002
Chapter 425 AN ACT RELATIVE TO NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS. (House, No. H4913)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 24, 2002
Chapter 426 AN ACT RELATIVE TO CERTAIN GROUP LIFE INSURANCE. (Senate, No. S748)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 24, 2002
Chapter 427 AN ACT RELATIVE TO MAILING TAX BILLS IN THE CITY OF MARLBOROUGH. (Senate, No. S2498)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 24, 2002
Chapter 428 AN ACT RELATIVE TO ELIGIBILITY FOR EXTENDED FEDERAL UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS. (House, No. H5368)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 28, 2002
Chapter 429 AN ACT RELATIVE TO CERTAIN TRUST FUNDS AND OTHER MATTERS. (House, No. H5393)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 30, 2002
Chapter 430 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE CITY CHARTER OF THE CITY OF LAWRENCE. (House, No. H5179)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 1, 2003
Chapter 431 AN ACT EXEMPTING THE POSITION OF AUDITOR IN THE CITY OF HAVERHILL FROM THE CIVIL SERVICE LAW. (House, No. H5372)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 1, 2003
Chapter 432 AN ACT AUTHORIZING PHILIP M. AKSTIN TO TAKE THE CIVIL SERVICE EXAMINATION FOR THE POSITION OF FIREFIGHTER IN THE CITY OF HAVERHILL NOTWITHSTANDING THE MAXIMUM AGE REQUIREMENT. (House, No. H5325)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 1, 2003
Chapter 433 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE RETIREMENT ALLOWANCE OF LOUIS CATON OF THE TOWN OF DARTMOUTH. (House, No. H5071)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 1, 2003
Chapter 434 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE RETIREMENT OF CERTAIN EMPLOYEES OF THE CITY OF REVERE. (Senate, No. S2020)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 1, 2003
Chapter 435 AN ACT REQUIRING THE POSTING OF SECURITY FOR THE SEIZURE AND IMPOUNDMENT OF ANIMALS. (House, No. H2202)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 1, 2003
Chapter 436 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR AN EARLY RETIREMENT INCENTIVE FOR CERTAIN EMPLOYEES OF THE JOSEPH B. DEVLIN MEDICAL INSTITUTION AND THE LYNN CONVALESCENT HOME. (House, No. H5386)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 1, 2003
Chapter 437 AN ACT RELATIVE TO A CERTAIN LICENSE TO CONSTRUCT A PIER. (House, No. H5389)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 1, 2003
Chapter 438 AN ACT MAKING CORRECTIVE CHANGES IN CERTAIN GENERAL AND SPECIAL LAWS. (Senate, No. S2497)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 1, 2003
Chapter 439 AN ACT AUTHORIZING COHASSET WATER COMMISSIONERS TO SERVE IN OTHER TOWN OFFICES. (Senate, No. S1872)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 1, 2003
Chapter 440 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TUITION GRANT PROGRAM FOR CERTAIN PUBLIC SCHOOL PARAPROFESSIONALS. (House, No. H4702)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 1, 2003
Chapter 441 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE MASSACHUSETTS VETERANS SHELTER IN THE CITY OF WORCESTER. (Senate, No. S2150)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 1, 2003
Chapter 442 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR RECALL ELECTIONS IN THE TOWN OF MONTAGUE. (House, No. H5263)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 1, 2003
Chapter 443 AN ACT INCREASING THE PENALTY FOR PASSING A SCHOOL BUS. (House, No. H4405)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 1, 2003
Chapter 444 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE "SCHOOL-TO-WORK" PROGRAM. (House, No. H2852)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 1, 2003
Chapter 445 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF LYNNFIELD TO ESTABLISH A CAPITAL FACILITIES MAINTENANCE FUND. (House, No. H5379)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 1, 2003
Chapter 446 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE OFFICE OF TOWN CLERK, COLLECTOR AND TREASURER IN THE TOWN OF DEERFIELD TO BE AN APPOINTED OFFICE. (House, No. H5260)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 1, 2003
Chapter 447 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE SALARIES OF CERTAIN PUBLIC OFFICIALS IN THE CITY OF MEDFORD. (House, No. H5392)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 1, 2003
Chapter 448 AN ACT RELATIVE TO MEMORIALS FOR FIREFIGHTING AND LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL. (House, No. H5385)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 1, 2003
Chapter 449 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A CITIZENS ADVISORY BOARD ON USES OF THE RUMNEY MARSH AREA. (House, No. H1877)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 1, 2003
Chapter 450 AN ACT RELATIVE TO HANDICAP PARKING RESTRICTIONS. (House, No. H4171)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 1, 2003
Chapter 451 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE APPOINTMENT OF RETIRED POLICE OFFICERS IN THE TOWN OF READING. (House, No. H5352)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 1, 2003
Chapter 452 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE APPOINTMENT OF SPECIAL POLICE OFFICERS AT THE CRANE RESERVATION IN THE TOWN OF IPSWICH. (Senate, No. S2482)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 1, 2003
Chapter 453 AN ACT CHANGING A PART OF THE HARBOR LINE ON THE MERRIMACK RIVER ALONG THE WATERFRONT OF THE CITY OF HAVERHILL. (House, No. H5081)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 1, 2003
Chapter 454 AN ACT RELATIVE TO CREDIT UNIONS. (Senate, No. S5)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 1, 2003
Chapter 455 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE COLLECTION AND DISSEMINATION OF CERTAIN REPORTS BY THE DIVISION OF BANKS. (House, No. H18)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 1, 2003
Chapter 456 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE ANNUAL REPORT ON THE BANKING INDUSTRY. (House, No. H17)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 1, 2003
Chapter 457 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE REHOBOTH WATER DISTRICT TO HOLD ITS ANNUAL DISTRICT MEETINGS AT THE DIGHTON-REHOBOTH REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL BUILDING. (House, No. H5275)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 1, 2003
Chapter 458 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A SICK LEAVE BANK FOR COLLEEN McDONALD, AN EMPLOYEE OF THE TRIAL COURT. (House, No. H5353)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 1, 2003
Chapter 459 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE ANNUAL OBSERVANCE OF PHILANTHROPY DAY. (House, No. H2984)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 1, 2003
Chapter 460 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR AN INCREASE IN THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE BOARD OF SELECTMEN OF THE TOWN OF GROTON TO 5 MEMBERS. (House, No. H5364)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 1, 2003
Chapter 461 AN ACT EXEMPTING THE POSITION OF DEPUTY POLICE CHIEF IN THE TOWN OF NORWELL FROM THE CIVIL SERVICE LAW. (Senate, No. S2486)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 1, 2003
Chapter 462 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF ROCHESTER TO PAY A CERTAIN UNPAID BILL. (House, No. H5049)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 1, 2003
Chapter 463 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE ANNUAL OBSERVANCE OF THOMAS PAINE DAY. (Senate, No. S1602)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 1, 2003
Chapter 464 AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE POSITION OF DEPUTY CHIEF OF POLICE IN THE TOWN OF WALPOLE. (House, No. H5387)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 1, 2003
Chapter 465 AN ACT DESIGNATNG CERTAIN BRIDGES, OVERPASSES AND CONNECTOR ROADS IN THE CITY OF MARLBOROUGH. (House, No. H4994)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 1, 2003
Chapter 466 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR INCREASED ORGAN DONATIONS THROUGH EDUCATION AND ACCESS. (House, No. H5246)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 1, 2003
Chapter 467 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE MASSACHUSETTS TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION. (Senate, No. S2118)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 1, 2003
Chapter 468 AN ACT RELATIVE TO CREDITABLE SERVICE IN THE ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES. (House, No. H5103)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 1, 2003
Chapter 469 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE TAX TREATMENT OF PREPAID CALLING ARRANGEMENTS. (House, No. H1320)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 1, 2003
Chapter 470 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE ASSESSMENT OF LOCAL TAXES. (House, No. H376)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 1, 2003
Chapter 471 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE RETIREMENT ALLOWANCE OF DAVID SAN ANTONIO. (House, No. H5004)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 1, 2003
Chapter 472 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE SOUTH HADLEY HOUSING AUTHORITY. (House, No. H5241)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 1, 2003
Chapter 473 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE ENHANCED EMERGENCY TELEPHONE SYSTEM IN THE TOWN OF BRAINTREE. (Senate, No. S2153)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 1, 2003
Chapter 474 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE COMPENSATION OF ASSESSORS IN THE TOWN OF TEWKSBURY. (House, No. H5163)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 1, 2003
Chapter 475 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE APPOINTMENT OF THE POSITION OF TREASURER IN THE TOWN OF NORWOOD. (House, No. H5400)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 1, 2003
Chapter 476 AN ACT VALIDATING CERTAIN PROCEEDINGS OF THE MANCHESTER ESSEX REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT. (House, No. H5397)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 1, 2003
Chapter 477 AN ACT RELATIVE TO APPOINTIVE POWERS OF THE BOARD OF SELECTMEN IN THE TOWN OF SAUGUS. (House, No. H5391)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 1, 2003
Chapter 478 AN ACT EXEMPTING DAVID LAHEY AND STEVEN M. MORIARTY FROM THE MAXIMUM AGE REQUIREMENT AS FIREFIGHTERS IN THE CITY OF METHUEN. (House, No. H5383)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 1, 2003
Chapter 479 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF LEOMINSTER TO PROVIDE FOR AN EARLY INCENTIVE RETIREMENT FOR ITS WORKFORCE. (House, No. H5367)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 1, 2003
Chapter 480 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF MILFORD TO ISSUE AN ADDITIONAL LICENSE FOR THE SALE OF WINES AND MALT BEVERAGES NOT TO BE DRUNK ON THE PREMISES. (House, No. H5363)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 1, 2003
Chapter 481 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF MILFORD TO ISSUE AN ADDITIONAL LICENSE FOR THE SALE OF ALL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES TO BE DRUNK ON THE PREMISES. (House, No. H5362)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 1, 2003
Chapter 482 AN ACT EXEMPTING DANIEL J. McCARTHY FROM THE MAXIMUM AGE REQUIREMENTS AS A POLICE OFFICER IN THE CITY OF HAVERHILL. (House, No. H5349)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 1, 2003
Chapter 483 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A CAPITAL INVESTMENT FUND IN THE TOWN OF HOLBROOK. (Senate, No. S2485)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 1, 2003
Chapter 484 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE DISPOSITION OF CERTAIN TAXES COLLECTED BY THE TOWN OF CARVER. (House, No. H5316)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 1, 2003
Chapter 485 AN ACT RELATIVE TO GROUP MARKETING PLANS. (House, No. H5375)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 1, 2003
Chapter 486 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CHICOPEE MUNICIPAL LIGHT PLANT TO MAKE CERTAIN PAYMENTS TO THE CITY OF CHICOPEE. (House, No. H5183)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 1, 2003
Chapter 487 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF ACTON TO LEASE A CERTAIN SCHOOL BUILDING FOR RESIDENTIAL PURPOSES FOR 50 YEARS. (Senate, No. S2490)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 1, 2003
Chapter 488 AN ACT RELATIVE TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS IN THE TOWN OF PHILLIPSTON. (Senate, No. S2507)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 1, 2003
Chapter 489 AN ACT VALIDATING CERTAIN ACTION TAKEN AT THE SPECIAL TOWN MEETING HELD BY THE TOWN OF ADAMS. (House, No. H5404)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 1, 2003
Chapter 490 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE DISPOSAL OF LOST, ABANDONED, AND STOLEN PROPERTY BY THE MASSACHUSETTS BAY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY. (House, No. H1331)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 1, 2003
Chapter 491 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR A PLAQUE FOR EDWARD COHEN. (Senate, No. S1564)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 1, 2003
Chapter 492 AN ACT RELATIVE TO CIVIL COMMITMENT OF SEXUALLY DANGEROUS PERSONS. (House, No. H4915)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 1, 2003
Chapter 493 AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE SHREWSBURY CORPORATION. (House, No. H5395)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 1, 2003
Chapter 494 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE REINSTATEMENT OF FREDERICK NASSON AS A MEMBER IN SERVICE OF THE STATE RETIREMENT SYSTEM. (House, No. H4985)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 1, 2003
Chapter 495 AN ACT RELATIVE TO ESTABLISHING THE BERKSHIRE COUNTY REGIONAL HOUSING AUTHORITY. (Senate, No. S2509)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 1, 2003
Chapter 496 AN ACT RELATIVE TO CERTAIN RECORDED MEMORANDA OF LITIGATION INVOLVING REAL PROPERTY. (Senate, No. S2483)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 1, 2003
Chapter 497 AN ACT EXEMPTING DEBT OF THE CITY OF LAWRENCE FOR CERTAIN APPROVED SCHOOL PROJECTS FROM THE STATUTORY LIMIT. (Senate, No. S2502)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 1, 2003
Chapter 498 AN ACT RELATIVE TO UREA FORMALDEHYDE FOAM INSULATION. (House, No. H5394)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 1, 2003
Chapter 499 AN ACT RELATIVE TO CERTAIN LANDS IN THE TOWNS OF PELHAM, BELCHERTOWN, SUNDERLAND AND LEVERETT AND PLACING CERTAIN LAND IN THE TOWN OF DEERFIELD UNDER AN AGRICULTURAL PRESERVATION RESTRICTION. (Senate, No. S2417)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 1, 2003
Chapter 500 AN ACT DESIGNATING THE OFFICIAL CHILDREN'S BOOK, THE OFFICIAL CHILDREN'S AUTHOR AND CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATOR AND THE OFFICIAL DONUT OF THE COMMONWEALTH. (Senate, No. S4)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 1, 2003
Chapter 501 AN ACT RELATIVE TO GAS COMPANY GATE BOXES. (Senate, No. S2455)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 1, 2003
Chapter 502 AN ACT PROTECTING WORKERS AND SMALL INVESTORS. (Senate, No. S2442)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 1, 2003
Chapter 503 AN ACT EXEMPTING THE POSITION OF DEPUTY CHIEF OF POLICE IN THE CITY OF METHUEN FROM THE CIVIL SERVICE LAWS. (House, No. H5382)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 1, 2003
Chapter 504 AN ACT DESIGNATING CERTAIN LANDS IN THE TOWNS OF PHILLIPSTON, ROYALSTON AND TEMPLETON FOR CONSERVATION AND PUBLIC RECREATIONAL PURPOSES IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT. (Senate, No. S2393)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 1, 2003
Chapter 505 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE DIVISION OF CAPITAL ASSET MANAGEMENT AND MAINTENANCE TO CONVEY A CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND IN THE CITY OF WALTHAM. (Senate, No. S1879)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 1, 2003
Chapter 506 AN ACT AUTHORIZING PAUL THOMAS TO BE PLACED ON THE CIVIL SERVICE LIST FOR POLICE OFFICER IN THE TOWN OF TEWKSBURY. (House, No. H5309)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 1, 2003
Chapter 507 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE RECALL OF ELECTED OFFICIALS IN THE CITY OF SALEM. (House, No. H4880)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 1, 2003
Chapter 508 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE RECORDING OF CERTAIN TRUST INSTRUMENTS. (Senate, No. S866)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 1, 2003
Chapter 509 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE REPRESENTATIVE TOWN MEETING MEMBERS IN THE TOWN OF BURLINGTON. (House, No. H5373)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 1, 2003
Chapter 510 AN ACT FURTHER REGULATING THE EXPIRATION DATES OF GIFT CERTIFICATES AND CERTAIN OTHER MEDIUMS OF EXCHANGE. (House, No. H216)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 1, 2003
Chapter 511 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A SICK LEAVE BANK FOR SAILLENS DUMAY, AND EMPLOYEE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION AND EXTENDING THE TIME FOR A CERTAIN REPORT. (House, No. H5371)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 1, 2003
Chapter 512 AN ACT ALLOWING JOSEPH McMANN, A FORMER EMPLOYEE OF THE TRIAL COURT, AN ORDINARY DISABILITY RETIREMENT OPTION. (Senate, No. S2455)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 1, 2003
Chapter 513 AN ACT RELATIVE TO CERTAIN FIREARM FEES. (House, No. H5018)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 1, 2003
Chapter 514 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE TASTINGS OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES. (House, No. H5247)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 1, 2003

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