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Session Laws: Acts of 2003

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Chapter 1 AN ACT EXPANDING THE GOVERNOR'S AUTHORITY TO ADDRESS DEFICIENCIES IN REVENUE. (House, No. H2010)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 17, 2003
Chapter 2 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE SPECIAL STATE PRIMARIES AND ELECTION IN THE FIFTH NORFOLK REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT. (House, No. H2009)      Approved by the Acting Governor, February 6, 2003
Chapter 3 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT. (Senate, No. S1925)      Approved by the Acting Governor, February 27, 2003
Chapter 4 AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2003 TO PROVIDE FOR SUPPLEMENTING CERTAIN EXISTING APPROPRIATIONS AND FOR CERTAIN OTHER ACTIVITIES AND PROJECTS. (Senate, No. S1949)      Approved by the Acting Governor, March 5, 2003
Chapter 5 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE MAILING OF PROPERTY TAX BILLS IN THE CITY OF LAWRENCE. (House, No. H2013)      Approved by the Acting Governor, March 6, 2003
Chapter 6 AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2003 TO PROVIDE FOR SUPPLEMENTING CERTAIN EXISTING APPROPRIATIONS. (House, No. H3719)      Approved by the Acting Governor, March 20, 2003
Chapter 7 AN ACT VALIDATING CERTAIN VOTES TAKEN AT THE ANNUAL TOWN MEETING HELD BY THE TOWN OF DRACUT. (House, No. H2017)      Approved by the Acting Governor, March 20, 2003
Chapter 8 AN ACT DELAYING THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF CERTAIN CHANGES IN LAW RELATIVE TO THE EXPIRATION DATES OF GIFT CERTIFICATES AND CERTAIN OTHER MEDIUMS OF EXCHANGE. (Senate, No. S1969)      Approved by the Acting Governor, March 31, 2003
Chapter 9 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE TAX LAWS. (House, No. H3718)      Approved by the Acting Governor, April 1, 2003
Chapter 10 AN ACT REMOVING THE TOWN OF OAK BLUFFS FROM MEMBERSHIP IN THE MARTHA'S VINEYARD COMMISSION. (House, No. H2114)      Became law without Executive Approval, April 3, 2003
Chapter 11 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF SUNDERLAND TO HOLD TOWN MEETINGS IN THE TOWN OF DEERFIELD. (Senate, No. S1967)      Approved by the Acting Governor, April 10, 2003
Chapter 12 AN ACT MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR FISCAL YEAR 2003 TO PROVIDE FOR SUPPLEMENTING A CERTAIN EXISTING APPROPRIATION AND FOR CERTAIN OTHER ACTIVITIES AND PROJECTS. (House, No. H3833)      Approved by the Acting Governor, May 2, 2003
Chapter 13 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE ELECTION OF MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF SELECTMEN IN THE TOWN OF CHARLTON. (Senate, No. S1983)      Approved by the Acting Governor, May 2, 2003
Chapter 14 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE ANNUAL OBSERVANCE OF TARTAN DAY. (House, No. H2528)      Approved by the Acting Governor, May 8, 2003
Chapter 15 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF SANDWICH TO CONVEY CERTAIN CONSERVATION LAND. (House, No. H2016)      Approved by the Acting Governor, May 8, 2003
Chapter 16 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE APPOINTMENT OF A CITY COUNCILOR IN THE CITY OF MARLBOROUGH. (House, No. H3812)      Approved by the Acting Governor, May 8, 2003
Chapter 17 AN ACT DESIGNATING THE BAY STATE TARTAN AS THE OFFICIAL DISTRICT TARTAN OF THE COMMONWEALTH. (House, No. H3859)      Approved by the Acting Governor, June 6, 2003
Chapter 18 AN ACT FURTHER REGULATING THE EXPIRATION DATES OF GIFT CERTIFICATES AND CERTAIN OTHER MEDIUMS OF EXCHANGE. (House, No. H3859)      Approved by the Acting Governor, June 6, 2003
Chapter 19 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE DEADLINES FOR SUBMISSION OF NOMINATION PAPERS FOR MUNICIPAL OFFICERS IN THE CITY OF LYNN. (House, No. H3859)      Approved by the Acting Governor, June 6, 2003
Chapter 20 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE ANNUAL OBSERVANCE OF MISSING CHILDREN'S DAY. (Senate, No. S1631)      Approved by the Acting Governor, June 12, 2003
Chapter 21 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A SICK LEAVE BANK FOR FRANCIE R. MINDER, AN EMPLOYEE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL RETARDATION. (House, No. H2019)      Approved by the Acting Governor, June 12, 2003
Chapter 22 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS OF THE CITY OF CHELSEA. (House, No. H2019)      Approved by the Acting Governor, June 12, 2003
Chapter 23 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE STONEHAM BOARD OF LIBRARY TRUSTEES TO APPOINT LIBRARY PERSONNEL. (House, No. H3714)      Approved by the Acting Governor, June 20, 2003
Chapter 24 AN ACT RELATIVE TO GROUP INSURANCE PREMIUMS FOR RETIRED EMPLOYEES OF THE TOWN OF WEBSTER. (House, No. H428)      Passed over veto, June 20, 2003
Chapter 25 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF MIDDLEBOROUGH TO ISSUE AN ADDITIONAL LICENSE FOR THE SALE OF ALL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES NOT TO BE DRUNK ON THE PREMISES. (House, No. H3723)      Approved by the Acting Governor, June 27, 2003
Chapter 26 AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2004 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. H3848)      Approved by the Acting Governor, June 30, 2003
Chapter 27 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE HEALTH INSURANCE OF ACTIVE AND RETIRED EMPLOYEES OF THE TOWN OF PLYMOUTH. (House, No. H3848)      Approved by the Acting Governor, June 30, 2003
Chapter 28 AN ACT TO PROTECT FEDERAL TRANSPORTATION FUNDING AND STRENGTHEN DRUNK DRIVING LAWS. (House, No. H3929)      Approved by the Acting Governor, June 30, 2003
Chapter 29 AN ACT RELATIVE TO CERTAIN CAPITAL SPENDING AUTHORIZATIONS. (House, No. H3941)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 3, 2003
Chapter 30 AN ACT VALIDATING ACTION TAKEN BY THE MARTHA'S VINEYARD REFUSE DISPOSAL AND RESOURCE RECOVERY DISTRICT. (House, No. H1539)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 9, 2003
Chapter 31 AN ACT VALIDATING THE ACTION TAKEN AT THE ANNUAL TOWN MEETING HELD IN THE TOWN OF WINCHENDON. (House, No. H3933)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 14, 2003
Chapter 32 AN ACT DESIGNATING CERTAIN BRIDGES AND A PARK IN THE TOWN OF BILLERICA. (House, No. H1036)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 17, 2003
Chapter 33 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF MEDFORD TO GRANT ADDITIONAL LICENSES FOR THE SALE OF ALL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES TO BE DRUNK ON THE PREMISES. (House, No. H3865)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 17, 2003
Chapter 34 AN ACT CONSOLIDATING MASSACHUSETTS HOUSING FINANCE AGENCY MORTGAGE LOANS. (House, No. H3734)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 17, 2003
Chapter 35 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE DIVISION OF CAPITAL ASSET MANAGEMENT AND MAINTENANCE TO CONVEY A CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND IN THE CITY OF FALL RIVER. (House, No. H3831)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 17, 2003
Chapter 36 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF PEMBROKE TO EXCHANGE A CERTAIN PARCEL OF TOWN FOREST LAND FOR LAND HELD FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. (House, No. H3965)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 23, 2003
Chapter 37 AN ACT RELATIVE TO DESIGNATING A CERTAIN SQUARE AND TWO HIGHWAYS IN THE TOWN OF WEBSTER. (Senate, No. S1889)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 24, 2003
Chapter 38 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TRANSFER OF AN EASEMENT UNDER THE CONTROL OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION AND RECREATION IN THE CITY OF LYNN. (House, No. H2018)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 24, 2003
Chapter 39 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF LAWRENCE TO USE CERTAIN PARK LAND FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. (Senate, No. S2022)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 24, 2003
Chapter 40 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR AN ACCELERATED TRANSPORTATION DEVELOPMENT AND IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM FOR THE COMMONWEALTH. (House, No. H3914)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 24, 2003
Chapter 41 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE FUNCTIONS OF CERTAIN STATE AGENCIES. (House, No. H3964)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 24, 2003
Chapter 42 AN ACT RELATIVE TO QUALITY HEALTH CARE. (House, No. H3952)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 24, 2003
Chapter 43 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE USE OF PARK LAND IN THE TOWN OF SWAMPSCOTT FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. (Senate, No. S2015)      Became law without Executive Approval, July 28, 2003
Chapter 44 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE TEACHER, PRINCIPAL AND SUPERINTENDENT QUALITY ENDOWMENT. (House, No. H3966)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 28, 2003
Chapter 45 AN ACT RELATIVE TO TERRITORIAL JURISDICTION OF DISTRICT COURTS. (House, No. H3962)      Passed over veto, July 17, 2003
Chapter 46 AN ACT PROVIDING RELIEF AND FLEXIBILITY TO MUNICIPAL OFFICIALS. (House, No. H3944)      Approved by the Acting Governor, July 31, 2003
Chapter 47 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE PRESERVATION OF MEDICAL SERVICES IN THE CITIES OF WALTHAM AND QUINCY. (House, No. H4096)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 7, 2003
Chapter 48 AN ACT DESIGNATING REGATTA FIELD IN THE CITY OF LOWELL AS THE ANNE DEAN WELCOME FIELD. (House, No. H1535)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 7, 2003
Chapter 49 AN ACT FURTHER EXTENDING THE TIME FOR WHICH CERTAIN LAND IN NORFOLK COUNTY MAY BE USED AS A TEMPORARY MINIMUM SECURITY ALTERNATIVE CORRECTION CENTER. (House, No. H1625)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 15, 2003
Chapter 50 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE PRELIMINARY ELECTIONS IN THE CITY OF MALDEN IN THE YEAR 2003. (House, No. H3740)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 15, 2003
Chapter 51 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF MAYNARD TO GRANT AN ADDITIONAL LICENSE FOR THE SALE OF ALL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES TO BE DRUNK ON THE PREMISES. (House, No. H3904)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 20, 2003
Chapter 52 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF MILTON TO ISSUE A LICENSE FOR THE SALE OF ALL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES TO BE DRUNK ON THE PREMISES. (Senate, No. S420)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 20, 2003
Chapter 53 AN ACT VALIDATING THE ACTIONS TAKEN AT THE ANNUAL ELECTION HELD IN THE TOWN OF BRIDGEWATER. (House, No. H3931)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 20, 2003
Chapter 54 AN ACT RELATIVE TO CERTAIN SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION DEBT IN THE TOWN OF READING. (House, No. H3900)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 20, 2003
Chapter 55 AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2003 TO PROVIDE FOR SUPPLEMENTING CERTAIN EXISTING APPROPRIATIONS AND FOR CERTAIN OTHER ACTIVITIES AND PROJECTS. (House, No. H4124)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 21, 2003
Chapter 56 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE EARLY RETIREMENT INCENTIVE PROGRAM. (Senate, No. S2078)      Approved by the Acting Governor, September 3, 2003
Chapter 57 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF TOPSFIELD TO GRANT SPECIAL LIQUOR LICENSES FOR THE SALE OF WINES AND MALT BEVERAGES TO BE DRUNK ON THE PREMISES. (House, No. H1480)      Approved by the Acting Governor, September 5, 2003
Chapter 58 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF TOPSFIELD TO GRANT A LICENSE FOR THE SALE OF WINES AND MALT BEVERAGES TO BE DRUNK ON THE PREMISES. (House, No. H1482)      Approved by the Acting Governor, September 5, 2003
Chapter 59 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE ELIMINATION OF THE RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT FOR THE TOWN ADMINISTRATOR OF THE TOWN OF DEDHAM. (House, No. H2012)      Approved by the Acting Governor, September 5, 2003
Chapter 60 AN ACT DESIGNATING A CERTAIN BRIDGE IN THE CITY KNOWN AS THE TOWN OF METHUEN AS THE PATRIOTS' BRIDGE. (House, No. H3472)      Approved by the Acting Governor, September 5, 2003
Chapter 61 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF TOPSFIELD TO GRANT A LICENSE FOR THE SALE OF WINES AND MALT BEVERAGES NOT TO BE DRUNK ON THE PREMISES. (House, No. H1481)      Approved by the Acting Governor, September 5, 2003
Chapter 62 AN ACT VALIDATING THE ACTIONS TAKEN AT CERTAIN SPECIAL ELECTIONS HELD IN THE TOWN OF DEDHAM. (House, No. H3932)      Approved by the Acting Governor, September 5, 2003
Chapter 63 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE ELECTION OF MEMBERS OF THE SCHOOL COMMITTEE OF THE GREATER LOWELL REGIONAL VOCATIONAL SCHOOL FROM THE CITY OF LOWELL. (Senate, No. S2069)      Approved by the Acting Governor, September 5, 2003
Chapter 64 AN ACT VALIDATING A CERTAIN VOTE TAKEN BY THE TOWN OF WRENTHAM. (House, No. H4143)      Approved by the Acting Governor, September 5, 2003
Chapter 65 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A SICK LEAVE BANK FOR CEYLIN GUILLERMO, AN EMPLOYEE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES. (House, No. H3823)      Approved by the Acting Governor, September 5, 2003
Chapter 66 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A SICK LEAVE BANK FOR DUARTE O. RAPOSO, AN EMPLOYEE OF THE TRIAL COURT. (House, No. H3958)      Approved by the Acting Governor, September 5, 2003
Chapter 67 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE PRESCRIPTION ADVANTAGE PROGRAM. (Senate, No. S2077)      Approved by the Acting Governor, September 5, 2003
Chapter 68 AN ACT DECLARING SEPTEMBER 11 AS UNITY DAY. (Senate, No. S1636)      Approved by the Acting Governor, September 10, 2003
Chapter 69 AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE MADELINE AMY SWEENEY AWARD FOR CIVILIAN BRAVERY. (House, No. H4161)      Approved by the Acting Governor, September 11, 2003
Chapter 70 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE MERGER OF MOBY DICK COUNCIL, INC. AND THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA INTO THE NARRAGANSETT COUNCIL, BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA. (Senate, No. S1993)      Approved by the Acting Governor, September 11, 2003
Chapter 71 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE UNITED WE STAND DISTINCTIVE REGISTRATION PLATES. (House, No. H4160)      Approved by the Acting Governor, September 11, 2003
Chapter 72 AN ACT DESIGNATING A CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND IN THE CITY OF BOSTON AS THE GUIDO SALVUCCI BOCCI COURT. (House, No. H3883)      Approved by the Acting Governor, September 19, 2003
Chapter 73 AN ACT DESIGNATING THE CHIEF OF POLICE OF THE TOWN OF EAST BRIDGEWATER AS THE APPOINTING AUTHORITY FOR THE POLICE DEPARTMENT. (Senate, No. S2000)      Approved by the Acting Governor, September 19, 2003
Chapter 74 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A SICK LEAVE BANK FOR EMANUEL ROQUE, AN EMPLOYEE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION. (House, No. H3916)      Approved by the Acting Governor, September 19, 2003
Chapter 75 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE DEVENS ENTERPRISE COMMISSION TO GRANT CERTAIN LICENSES. (House, No. H4144)      Approved by the Acting Governor, September 19, 2003
Chapter 76 AN ACT AUTHORIZING DANIEL P. MURPHY TO WITHDRAW FROM A CERTAIN RETIREMENT PROGRAM. (House, No. H4140)      Approved by the Acting Governor, September 30, 2003
Chapter 77 AN ACT RELATIVE TO IMPROVEMENT OF THE SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY. (House, No. H4194)      Approved by the Acting Governor, September 30, 2003
Chapter 78 AN ACT RELATIVE TO CERTAIN CAPITAL SPENDING AUTHORIZATIONS. (House, No. H4132)      Approved by the Acting Governor, September 30, 2003
Chapter 79 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE DIVISION OF CAPITAL ASSET MANAGEMENT AND MAINTENANCE TO CONVEY AN EASEMENT IN CERTAIN LAND LOCATED IN THE TOWN OF CONCORD. (House, No. H1375)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 2, 2003
Chapter 80 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE CITY OF BROCKTON'S CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE HEALTH INSURANCE PREMIUMS OF ITS RETIREES. (House, No. H3867)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 2, 2003
Chapter 81 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A SICK LEAVE BANK FOR JOHN NOURSE, AN EMPLOYEE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION. (House, No. H3822)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 3, 2003
Chapter 82 AN ACT DESIGNATING A CERTAIN TRAIL IN THE TOWN OF MANSFIELD AS THE WORLD WAR II VETERANS TRAIL. (Senate, No. S1897)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 9, 2003
Chapter 83 AN ACT VALIDATING THE ACTION TAKEN AT A SPECIAL TOWN MEETING HELD BY THE TOWN OF ROCKLAND. (House, No. H4142)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 9, 2003
Chapter 84 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF LEE TO ENTER INTO CONTRACTS FOR CONSTRUCTION, OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE, LEASE AND MODIFICATION OF ITS WATER AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT FACILITIES. (Senate, No. S1934)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 9, 2003
Chapter 85 AN ACT VALIDATING ACTION TAKEN AT AN ANNUAL TOWN MEETING AND A SPECIAL TOWN MEETING HELD IN THE TOWN OF LEICESTER. (House, No. H4123)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 9, 2003
Chapter 86 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A SICK LEAVE BANK FOR CERTAIN EMPLOYEES OF THE TRIAL COURT. (House, No. H3818)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 9, 2003
Chapter 87 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE FINANCES OF THE COMMONWEALTH. (House, No. H4221)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 10, 2003
Chapter 88 AN ACT RELATIVE TO A CERTAIN LICENSE FOR THE SALE OF WINES AND MALT BEVERAGES IN THE TOWN OF MILFORD. (House, No. H3728)      Became law without Executive Approval, October 14, 2003
Chapter 89 AN ACT PLACING THE FIRE DEPARTMENT OF THE TOWN OF DRACUT UNDER THE CIVIL SERVICE LAW (House, No. H3903)      Passed over veto, October 7, 2003
Chapter 90 AN ACT RELATIVE TO EXEMPTIONS FOR RESIDENTIAL REAL PROPERTY IN THE CITY OF CAMBRIDGE. (House, No. H2185)      Passed over veto, October 8, 2003
Chapter 91 AN ACT CONCERNING THE CONVEYANCE OF CERTAIN PARK LAND IN THE TOWN OF YARMOUTH. (House, No. H3899)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 16, 2003
Chapter 92 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A SEWER SYSTEM CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT FUND IN THE TOWN OF CHELMSFORD. (House, No. H3805)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 16, 2003
Chapter 93 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF MASHPEE TO CONVEY CERTAIN LAND. (House, No. H3846)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 16, 2003
Chapter 94 AN ACT RELATIVE TO DRAG RACING IN THE CITY OF SPRINGFIELD. (House, No. H3835)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 16, 2003
Chapter 95 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF SOMERVILLE TO ISSUE CERTAIN GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS WITH LEVEL DEBT SERVICE. (House, No. H3853)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 17, 2003
Chapter 96 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF PROPERTY OWNED BY A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION FOR NONWATER DEPENDENT USES. (House, No. H4130)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 17, 2003
Chapter 97 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF ABINGTON TO PAY A CERTAIN UNPAID BILL. (Senate, No. S2039)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 24, 2003
Chapter 98 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF ABINGTON TO TRANSFER CERTAIN FUNDS. (Senate, No. S2038)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 24, 2003
Chapter 99 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE ISSUANCE OF PENSION FUNDING BONDS BY THE CITY OF FALL RIVER. (House, No. H3996)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 26, 2003
Chapter 100 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF MILFORD TO GRANT AN ADDITIONAL LICENSE FOR THE SALE OF ALL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES TO BE DRUNK ON THE PREMISES. (House, No. H3878)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 30, 2003
Chapter 101 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE INLAND FISHERIES AND GAME FUND. (House, No. H4248)      Approved by the Acting Governor, October 30, 2003
Chapter 102 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE CIVIL SERVICE ELIGIBILITY LIST FOR FIRE SERVICE IN THE TOWN OF NORWOOD. (House, No. H4165)      Became law without Executive Approval, November 2, 2003
Chapter 103 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE EXTENSION OF MUNICIPAL SEWER AND WATER SERVICES TO PLUM ISLAND. (House, No. H4070)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 6, 2003
Chapter 104 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF SAUGUS TO CONTINUE THE EMPLOYMENT OF POLICE OFFICER PETER CICOLINI. (House, No. H4115)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 7, 2003
Chapter 105 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF TEWKSBURY TO ESTABLISH AN AFFORDABLE HOUSING TRUST FUND. (Senate, No. S1182)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 7, 2003
Chapter 106 AN ACT DESIGNATING A CERTAIN PROPERTY IN THE TOWN OF NATICK AS THE TONY ANNIBALLI MEMORIAL PARK AT PEGAN COVE. (House, No. H3367)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 10, 2003
Chapter 107 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE STATE DNA DATABASE. (Senate, No. S187)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 12, 2003
Chapter 108 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE APPOINTMENT OF RETIRED POLICE OFFICERS AS SPECIAL POLICE OFFICERS IN THE TOWN OF ACUSHNET. (House, No. H3923)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 13, 2003
Chapter 109 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE TERMS OF CERTAIN BONDS TO BE ISSUED BY THE COMMONWEALTH. (House, No. H4117)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 14, 2003
Chapter 110 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE SALE OF CERTAIN CONSERVATION LAND IN THE TOWN OF NORTH READING. (House, No. H4131)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 19, 2003
Chapter 111 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE GERIATRIC AUTHORITY OF HOLYOKE. (House, No. H3722)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 19, 2003
Chapter 112 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE COMMISSIONER OF CAPITAL ASSET MANAGEMENT AND MAINTENANCE TO CONVEY CERTAIN LAND TO THE CITY OF WORCESTER. (House, No. H3917)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 19, 2003
Chapter 113 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE HISTORIC BUSINESS DISTRICT OF THE TOWN OF CHATHAM. (House, No. H4197)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 20, 2003
Chapter 114 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE COMMISSIONER OF CAPITAL ASSET MANAGEMENT AND MAINTENANCE TO GRANT AN EASEMENT TO THE COUNTY OF NANTUCKET. (Senate, No. S2082)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 20, 2003
Chapter 115 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF METHUEN TO PAY CERTAIN MORAL OBLIGATIONS. (House, No. H2133)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 20, 2003
Chapter 116 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A SICK LEAVE BANK FOR CHRISTOPHER BOUMIL, AN EMPLOYEE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION. (Senate, No. S2051)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 20, 2003
Chapter 117 AN ACT DESIGNATING A PORTION OF STATE HIGHWAY ROUTES 1A AND 133 IN THE TOWNS OF NEWBURY, ROWLEY, IPSWICH AND ESSEX AND THE CITIES OF NEWBURYPORT AND GLOUCESTER AS A SCENIC BYWAY. (Senate, No. S1898)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 20, 2003
Chapter 118 AN ACT RELATIVE TO FISCAL RELIEF FUNDS. (House, No. H4302)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 20, 2003
Chapter 119 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE TERMS OF CERTAIN BONDS TO BE ISSUED BY THE COMMONWEALTH. (House, No. H4097)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 21, 2003
Chapter 120 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF BRAINTREE TO LEASE CERTAIN PROPERTY. (House, No. H4098)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 26, 2003
Chapter 121 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE GRANT OF EASEMENTS BY THE CITY OF NEWTON TO THE MASSACHUSETTS WATER RESOURCES AUTHORITY. (House, No. H4009)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 26, 2003
Chapter 122 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF BOURNE TO LEASE CERTAIN CONSERVATION LAND. (House, No. H4076)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 26, 2003
Chapter 123 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CERTIFICATION OF DAVID E. JONES TO A CIVIL SERVICE LIST FOR POLICE OFFICER NOTWITHSTANDING THE MAXIMUM AGE REQUIREMENT. (House, No. H3918)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 26, 2003
Chapter 124 AN ACT RELATIVE TO MUTUAL AID AGREEMENTS. (Senate, No. S1342)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 26, 2003
Chapter 125 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF HINGHAM TO GRANT AN ADDITIONAL LICENSE FOR THE SALE OF ALL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES TO BE DRUNK ON THE PREMISES. (House, No. H3886)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 26, 2003
Chapter 126 AN ACT DESIGNATING A PORTION OF STATE HIGHWAY ROUTE 2 AS THE JOHNNY APPLESEED TRAIL. (Senate, No. S1621)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 26, 2003
Chapter 127 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A NEW BUSINESS CORPORATION ACT. (Senate, No. S103)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 26, 2003
Chapter 128 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CONSERVATION COMMISSION OF THE TOWN OF ANDOVER TO GRANT AN EASEMENT. (Senate, No. S1183)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 26, 2003
Chapter 129 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE COMMISSIONER OF CAPITAL ASSET MANAGEMENT AND MAINTENANCE TO MODIFY, EXTINGUISH AND RELOCATE A CERTAIN EASEMENT IN THE CITY OF LAWRENCE. (Senate, No. S2083)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 26, 2003
Chapter 130 AN ACT RELATIVE TO DEBT COLLECTION AND LOAN SERVICING AGENCIES. (House, No. H13)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 26, 2003
Chapter 131 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE DEPARTMENT OF HIGHWAYS AND THE CITY OF WESTFIELD TO DIVERT THE USE OF CERTAIN PARCELS OF LAND IN THE CITY OF WESTFIELD. (Senate, No. S2087)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 26, 2003
Chapter 132 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE DUTIES OF THE CLERK AND ASSISTANT CLERKS OF THE SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT FOR SUFFOLK COUNTY. (House, No. H4211)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 26, 2003
Chapter 133 AN ACT FACILITATING ELECTRONIC TRANSACTIONS. (Senate, No. S2076)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 26, 2003
Chapter 134 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF DRACUT TO GRANT AN ADDITIONAL LICENSE FOR THE SALE OF ALL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES NOT TO BE DRUNK ON THE PREMISES. (House, No. H3922)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 26, 2003
Chapter 135 AN ACT ESTABLISHING REASONABLE FEES FOR COPYING MEDICAL RECORDS. (Senate, No. S642)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 26, 2003
Chapter 136 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE TAXATION OF CORPORATIONS. (House, No. H3727)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 26, 2003
Chapter 137 AN ACT RELATIVE TO PUBLIC EMPLOYEES SERVING IN THE ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES. (Senate, No. S1985)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 26, 2003
Chapter 138 AN ACT FURTHER REGULATING PROPERTY TAX PAYMENTS IN CITIES AND TOWNS. (House, No. H4329)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 26, 2003
Chapter 139 AN ACT GRANTING CIVIL SERVICE PREFERENCE TO THE CHILDREN OF A CERTAIN DECEASED POLICE OFFICER. (House, No. H3942)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 26, 2003
Chapter 140 AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2004 TO PROVIDE FOR SUPPLEMENTING CERTAIN EXISTING APPROPRIATIONS AND FOR CERTAIN OTHER ACTIVITIES AND PROJECTS. (House, No. H4330)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 26, 2003
Chapter 141 AN ACT RELATIVE TO INVESTMENTS IN EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES TO PROMOTE JOB CREATION, ECONOMIC STABILITY AND COMPETITIVENESS IN THE MASSACHUSETTS ECONOMY. (House, No. H4328)      Approved by the Acting Governor, November 26, 2003
Chapter 142 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE REFORM OF THE UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE SYSTEM. (Senate, No. S2150)      Became law without Executive Approval, November 29, 2003
Chapter 143 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE TAX LAWS OF THE COMMONWEALTH. (Senate, No. S2149)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 4, 2003
Chapter 144 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE DIVISION OF CAPITAL ASSET MANAGEMENT AND MAINTENANCE TO GRANT AN EASEMENT IN A CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND IN THE TOWN OF GRAFTON. (House, No. H263)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 5, 2003
Chapter 145 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE BOARD OF HEALTH OF THE TOWN OF TEWKSBURY. (House, No. H4145)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 11, 2003
Chapter 146 AN ACT INCREASING THE NUMBER OF SELECTMEN IN THE TOWN OF FOXBOROUGH FROM 3 TO 5. (House, No. H583)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 11, 2003
Chapter 147 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A SICK LEAVE BANK FOR DONNA M. TANSEY, AN EMPLOYEE OF THE DIVISION OF UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE. (House, No. H4250)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 12, 2003
Chapter 148 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE MASSACHUSETTS WATER RESOURCES AUTHORITY TO GRANT ACCESS TO ITS SEWER SYSTEM TO A CERTAIN PROPERTY IN THE TOWN OF HINGHAM. (Senate, No. S1221)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 18, 2003
Chapter 149 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF WEYMOUTH TO GRANT ACCESS TO ITS SEWER SYSTEM AND TO ASSESS CHARGES THEREFOR. (Senate, No. S2148)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 18, 2003
Chapter 150 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF MONROE TO LEASE CERTAIN LAND. (House, No. H3993)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 18, 2003
Chapter 151 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF FLORIDA TO LEASE CERTAIN LAND. (House, No. H4163)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 18, 2003
Chapter 152 AN ACT RELATIVE TO CERTAIN FUNDS OF THE TOWN OF CHARLTON. (Senate, No. S2059)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 18, 2003
Chapter 153 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR AN APPOINTED TOWN TREASURER AND TOWN COLLECTOR IN THE TOWN OF CHARLTON. (House, No. H4105)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 18, 2003
Chapter 154 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE COLOR OF EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES VEHICLES. (House, No. H1914)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 18, 2003
Chapter 155 AN ACT AUTHORIZING AN INCREASE IN FINES FOR PARKING VIOLATIONS ON THE ISLAND OF NANTUCKET. (Senate, No. S1169)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 19, 2003
Chapter 156 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE SURVIVOR BENEFITS OF GEORGE CALDER. (House, No. H3868)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 19, 2003
Chapter 157 AN ACT RELATIVE TO A CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND IN THE TOWN OF IPSWICH. (Senate, No. S1178)      Became law without Executive Approval, December 21, 2003
Chapter 158 AN ACT EXTENDING THE DEADLINE FOR MAILING QUARTERLY TAX BILLS. (House, No. H4388)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 23, 2003
Chapter 159 AN ACT EXEMPTING THE DEPUTY CHIEF OF POLICE IN THE TOWN OF MILFORD FROM THE CIVIL SERVICE LAW. (House, No. H3880)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 31, 2003
Chapter 160 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE APPOINTMENT OF RETIRED POLICE OFFICERS AS SPECIAL POLICE OFFICERS IN THE TOWN OF FAIRHAVEN. (House, No. H3978)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 31, 2003
Chapter 161 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE OFFICE OF TOWN MANAGER IN THE TOWN OF ARLINGTON. (House, No. H4253)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 31, 2003
Chapter 162 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR ALTERNATE MEMBERS OF THE OLD AND HISTORIC DISTRICTS COMMISSION OF THE TOWN OF MARBLEHEAD. (House, No. H4153)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 31, 2003
Chapter 163 AN ACT RELATIVE TO VOTING EQUIPMENT. (House, No. H4243)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 31, 2003
Chapter 164 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE ISSUANCE OF CERTAIN BONDS BY THE CITY OF REVERE. (Senate, No. S2057)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 31, 2003
Chapter 165 AN ACT RELATIVE TO GROUP MARKETING PLANS. (House, No. H4295)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 31, 2003
Chapter 166 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF ROCKLAND TO TRANSFER CERTAIN FUNDS. (Senate, No. S2183)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 31, 2003
Chapter 167 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE UPPER BLACKSTONE WATER POLLUTION ABATEMENT DISTRICT. (Senate, No. S1989)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 31, 2003
Chapter 168 AN ACT RELATIVE TO RECALL ELECTIONS IN THE TOWN OF BERNARDSTON. (Senate, No. S2011)      Became law without Executive Approval, December 25, 2003
Chapter 169 AN ACT RELATIVE TO PRELIMINARY ELECTIONS IN THE TOWN OF FRAMINGHAM. (House, No. H4170)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 8, 2004
Chapter 170 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF MILLBURY TO ISSUE ADDITIONAL LICENSES FOR THE SALE OF ALL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES TO BE DRUNK ON THE PREMISES. (Senate, No. S2056)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 8, 2004
Chapter 171 AN ACT DESIGNATING A CERTAIN OVERPASS IN THE TOWN OF MILTON AS THE PRIVATE FIRST CLASS PAUL W. CURRAN MEMORIAL OVERPASS. (House, No. H4206)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 8, 2004
Chapter 172 AN ACT FURTHER REGULATING CERTIFICATES OF BIRTH RESULTING IN STILLBIRTH. (Senate, No. S1953)      Approved by the Acting Governor, January 8, 2004

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