Session Laws: Acts of 2005

2005

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Chapter 1 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A SICK LEAVE BANK FOR VANESSA SCOTT-BROWN, AN EMPLOYEE OF THE SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT. (Senate, No. S18)      Became law without Executive Approval, January 31, 2005
Chapter 2 AN ACT DESIGNATING STALKING AWARENESS MONTH. (Senate, No. S19)      Approved by the Governor, February 1, 2005
Chapter 3 AN ACT RELATIVE TO COMPENSATION OF MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL COURT. (Senate, No. S21)      Approved by the Governor, February 4, 2005
Chapter 4 AN ACT RELATIVE TO EXPANDING THE MILITARY MISSION AT HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE AND THE US ARMY SOLDIER SYSTEMS CENTER (NATICK). (House, No. H2008)      Approved by the Governor, February 4, 2005
Chapter 5 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF BROCKTON TO INSTALL, FINANCE AND OPERATE SOLAR ENERGY FACILITIES. (House, No. H2007)      Approved by the Governor, February 17, 2005
Chapter 6 AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2005 TO PROVIDE FOR SUPPLEMENTING CERTAIN EXISTING APPROPRIATIONS AND FOR CERTAIN OTHER ACTIVITIES AND PROJECTS. (House, No. H2010)      Approved (in part) by the Governor, February 24, 2005
Chapter 7 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A SICK LEAVE BANK FOR SEAN GLENNON, AN EMPLOYEE OF THE TRIAL COURT. (House, No. H138)      Approved by the Governor, March 10, 2005
Chapter 8 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE USE OF TAMPER FREE ANKLE BRACELETS FOR THE TRACKING OF CERTAIN OFFENDERS. (House, No. H43)      Approved by the Governor, March 15, 2005
Chapter 9 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE SCHOOL DEPARTMENT OF THE CITY OF REVERE TO BE OPEN ON CERTAIN HOLIDAYS. (House, No. H1265)      Approved by the Governor, March 15, 2005
Chapter 10 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A SICK LEAVE BANK FOR JAMES E. VESEY, AN EMPLOYEE OF THE TRIAL COURT. (Senate, No. S29)      Approved by the Governor, March 15, 2005
Chapter 11 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF ARLINGTON TO TRANSFER CERTAIN FUNDS. (House, No. H34)      Approved by the Governor, March 24, 2005
Chapter 12 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE MINIMUM AGE FOR APPOINTMENT AS A POLICE OFFICER. (House, No. H1722)      Approved by the Governor, March 24, 2005
Chapter 13 AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE OFFICE OF COLLECTOR-TREASURER IN THE TOWN OF SWANSEA. (House, No. H139)      Approved by the Governor, March 30, 2005
Chapter 14 AN ACT VALIDATING THE ACTIONS TAKEN AT A CERTAIN ELECTION HELD IN THE TOWN OF WEBSTER. (Senate, No. S2030)      Approved by the Governor, April 4, 2005
Chapter 15 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE APPOINTMENT OF TIMOTHY PACHECO AS A FIREFIGHTER IN THE TOWN OF ARLINGTON. (House, No. H33)      Approved by the Governor, April 6, 2005
Chapter 16 AN ACT AUTHORIZING SHAWN McCLUSKEY AND ANTHONY D. FONTANA OF THE TOWN OF BILLERICA TO TAKE A CIVIL SERVICE EXAMINATION FOR ANY POSITION NOTWITHSTANDING THE MAXIMUM AGE REQUIREMENTS. (House, No. H2796)      Approved by the Governor, April 22, 2005
Chapter 17 AN ACT PLACING CERTAIN QUESTIONS ON THE ANNUAL ELECTION BALLOT IN THE TOWN OF SPENCER. (House, No. H2929)      Approved by the Governor, April 27, 2005
Chapter 18 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE REPRESENTATIVE TOWN MEETING FOR THE TOWN OF BELMONT. (House, No. H1725)      Approved by the Governor, May 2, 2005
Chapter 19 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CONSERVATION COMMISSION OF THE TOWN OF READING TO GRANT CERTAIN EASEMENTS. (House, No. H36)      Approved by the Governor, May 2, 2005
Chapter 20 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE COLLECTION OF CERTAIN TAXES IN THE TOWN OF SANDWICH. (Senate, No. S2026)      Approved by the Governor, May 2, 2005
Chapter 21 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF WALTHAM TO CONSTRUCT A VETERANS MEMORIAL AND COMMUNITY BANDSTAND AND TO INSTALL CERTAIN PLAQUES ON OPEN SPACE LAND. (House, No. H1719)      Approved by the Governor, May 6, 2005
Chapter 22 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF WESTPORT TO CONVEY CERTAIN CONSERVATION LAND TO THE BOARD OF SELECTMEN FOR THE PURPOSE OF CONSTRUCTING A PUBLIC SAFETY COMPLEX. (House, No. H1726)      Approved by the Governor, May 6, 2005
Chapter 23 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE PAYMENT OF COSTS FOR SYSTEMS OF SEWERAGE AND SEWAGE DISPOSAL IN THE TOWN OF SHREWSBURY. (House, No. H2795)      Approved by the Governor, May 12, 2005
Chapter 24 AN ACT VALIDATING THE ACTIONS TAKEN AT AN ANNUAL TOWN MEETING AND SPECIAL TOWN MEETING OF THE TOWN OF ROCKLAND. (House, No. H999)      Approved by the Governor, May 18, 2005
Chapter 25 AN ACT REPEALING THE ACT OF 1675 ENTITLED "INDIANS PROHIBITED BEING IN BOSTON". (House, No. H3849)      Approved by the Governor, May 20, 2005
Chapter 26 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A SICK LEAVE BANK FOR CAROL G. DAVIS, AN EMPLOYEE OF THE GEORGE FINGOLD LIBRARY. (Senate, No. S2029)      Approved by the Governor, May 27, 2005
Chapter 27 AN ACT ENHANCING REGENERATIVE MEDICINE IN THE COMMONWEALTH. (Senate, No. S2039)      Approved by the Governor, May 31, 2005
Chapter 28 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR CAPITAL REPAIRS TO THE JIM ROCHE MEMORIAL RINK IN THE WEST ROXBURY SECTION OF THE CITY OF BOSTON. (Senate, No. S2050)      Approved by the Governor, June 6, 2005
Chapter 29 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A SICK LEAVE BANK FOR ALEXANDER G. GRAY, JR., AN EMPLOYEE OF THE TRIAL COURT. (Senate, No. S2054)      Approved by the Governor, June 7, 2005
Chapter 30 AN ACT RELATIVE TO A STABILIZATION FUND IN THE TOWN OF LEICESTER. (House, No. H3847)      Approved by the Governor, June 9, 2005
Chapter 31 AN ACT RELATIVE TO CERTAIN ELECTIONS IN THE CITY OF MEDFORD IN THE CURRENT YEAR. (House, No. H3846)      Approved by the Governor, June 10, 2005
Chapter 32 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF ABINGTON TO ESTABLISH A CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT TRUST FUND. (Senate, No. S2025)      Approved by the Governor, June 10, 2005
Chapter 33 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE SCHOOL DEPARTMENT OF THE CITY OF CHELSEA TO BE OPEN ON JUNE 17, 2005. (House, No. H3839)      Approved by the Governor, June 14, 2005
Chapter 34 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A SICK LEAVE BANK FOR MARY M. PUTNEY, AN EMPLOYEE OF THE TRIAL COURT. (House, No. H4062)      Approved by the Governor, June 14, 2005
Chapter 35 AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2005 TO PROVIDE FOR SUPPLEMENTING CERTAIN EXISTING APPROPRIATIONS AND FOR CERTAIN OTHER ACTIVITIES AND PROJECTS. (House, No. H4156)      Approved by the Governor, June 16, 2005
Chapter 36 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE ISSUANCE OF CERTAIN BONDS BY THE TOWN OF DRACUT. (House, No. H3231)      Approved by the Governor, June 16, 2005
Chapter 37 AN ACT AUTHORIZING CERTAIN EASEMENTS IN THE TOWN OF HOLBROOK FOR CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE OF A WATER MAIN. (Senate, No. S2077)      Approved by the Governor, June 20, 2005
Chapter 38 AN ACT AUTHORIZING CERTAIN EXPENDITURES BY THE TOWN OF SEEKONK. (House, No. H4164)      Approved by the Governor, June 23, 2005
Chapter 39 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CONVEYANCE OF A CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND IN THE TOWN OF SHREWSBURY. (House, No. H2794)      Approved by the Governor, June 23, 2005
Chapter 40 AN ACT DESIGNATING A PORTION OF STATE HIGHWAY ROUTE 122 AS A SCENIC ROAD. (Senate, No. S1881)      Approved by the Governor, June 23, 2005
Chapter 41 AN ACT AUTHORIZING WILLIAM F. FELTON TO RECEIVE WORKERS' COMPENSATION BENEFITS WITHOUT OFFSET AGAINST HIS RETIREMENT ALLOWANCE. (House, No. H4058)      Approved by the Governor, June 27, 2005
Chapter 42 AN ACT MAKING CERTAIN APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2006, BEFORE FINAL ACTION ON THE GENERAL APPROPRIATION BILL FOR THAT FISCAL YEAR. (House, No. H4183)      Approved by the Governor, June 28, 2005
Chapter 43 AN ACT PARTIALLY RELEASING A NON-DEVELOPMENT COVENANT RESTRICTION ON CERTAIN LAND IN THE TOWN OF GRANBY AND AUTHORIZING CERTAIN AGREEMENTS FOR THE DALY MEMORIAL RINK IN BRIGHTON. (Senate, No. S2038)      Approved by the Governor, June 28, 2005
Chapter 44 AN ACT RELATIVE TO CERTAIN CAPITAL SPENDING AUTHORIZATIONS. (House, No. H4129)      Approved by the Governor, June 28, 2005
Chapter 45 AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2006 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. H4200)      Approved by the Governor, June 30, 2005
Chapter 46 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE HEALTH INSURANCE OF ACTIVE AND RETIRED EMPLOYEES OF THE CITY OF MELROSE. (House, No. H4064)      Approved by the Governor, June 30, 2005
Chapter 47 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF MILTON TO APPROPRIATE MONEY FOR RETROACTIVE WAGE ADJUSTMENTS. (House, No. H4114)      Approved by the Governor, July 1, 2005
Chapter 48 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF GREENFIELD TO GRANT AN ADDITIONAL LICENSE FOR THE SALE OF ALL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES NOT TO BE DRUNK ON THE PREMISES. (House, No. H3843)      Approved by the Governor, July 7, 2005
Chapter 49 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A SICK LEAVE BANK FOR DAWN HEINLE-KIMBALL, AN EMPLOYEE OF THE TRIAL COURT. (Senate, No. S2072)      Approved by the Governor, July 11, 2005
Chapter 50 AN ACT DESIGNATING A CERTAIN BRIDGE IN THE TOWN OF WESTPORT AS THE WESTPORT POLICE OFFICERS MEMORIAL BRIDGE. (House, No. H1690)      Approved by the Governor, July 20, 2005
Chapter 51 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF ROWLEY TO LEASE CERTAIN CONSERVATION LAND. (House, No. H1721)      Approved by the Governor, July 22, 2005
Chapter 52 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR A CERTAIN EXEMPTION FROM THE SALES TAX. (House, No. H4220)      Approved by the Governor, July 22, 2005
Chapter 53 AN ACT RELATIVE TO FINANCING THE PRODUCTION OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING. (House, No. H4277)      Approved by the Governor, July 28, 2005
Chapter 54 AN ACT PROVIDING COUNSEL TO INDIGENT PERSONS. (House, No. H4287)      Approved by the Governor, July 29, 2005
Chapter 55 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF ROCKLAND. (House, No. H4107)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 3, 2005
Chapter 56 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE WATER AND SEWER COMMISSION IN THE TOWN OF CHARLTON. (Senate, No. S1163)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 3, 2005
Chapter 57 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF ROCKLAND. (House, No. H4108)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 3, 2005
Chapter 58 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF ROCKLAND. (House, No. H4109)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 3, 2005
Chapter 59 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF ROCKLAND. (House, No. H4110)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 3, 2005
Chapter 60 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A SICK LEAVE BANK FOR ZENAIDA CORREIA, AN EMPLOYEE OF THE TRIAL COURT. (Senate, No. S2071)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 3, 2005
Chapter 61 AN ACT RELATIVE TO CLAIMS TRUSTS FUNDS. (House, No. H3835)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 3, 2005
Chapter 62 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE MASSACHUSETTS WATER RESOURCES AUTHORITY. (House, No. H4259)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 3, 2005
Chapter 63 AN ACT AUTHORIZING INDEMNIFICATION OF CERTAIN OFFICERS FOR ACTIONS CONCERNING THE CITY OF SPRINGFIELD. (House, No. H4185)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 4, 2005
Chapter 64 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE WATER COMMISSIONERS OF THE TOWN OF SPENCER. (House, No. H3229)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 4, 2005
Chapter 65 AN ACT DESIGNATING THE MASSACHUSETTS NATIONAL GUARD WAY IN THE CITY OF WESTFIELD. (Senate, No. S1915)      Approved by the Acting Governor, August 6, 2005
Chapter 66 AN ACT RELATIVE TO CERTAIN PERSONS DUALLY ELIGIBLE FOR THE MEDICARE AND MEDICAID PROGRAM. (House, No. H4298)      Approved by the Governor, August 11, 2005
Chapter 67 AN ACT EXEMPTING CERTAIN POSITIONS IN THE POLICE DEPARTMENT IN THE CITY OF NORTHAMPTON FROM THE CIVIL SERVICE LAW. (Senate, No. S2074)      Approved by the Governor, August 11, 2005
Chapter 68 AN ACT EXEMPTING CERTAIN POSITIONS IN THE FIRE DEPARTMENT IN THE CITY OF NORTHAMPTON FROM THE CIVIL SERVICE LAW. (Senate, No. S2069)      Approved by the Governor, August 11, 2005
Chapter 69 AN ACT EXEMPTING THE POSITION OF POLICE CHIEF IN THE TOWN OF WINCHENDON FROM THE CIVIL SERVICE LAW. (Senate, No. S2083)      Approved by the Governor, August 11, 2005
Chapter 70 AN ACT RELATIVE TO BORROWING BY THE TOWN OF MILFORD FOR THE FUNDING OF THE GERIATRIC AUTHORITY OF MILFORD. (House, No. H4182)      Approved by the Governor, August 11, 2005
Chapter 71 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF PITTSFIELD TO GRANT 5 ADDITIONAL LICENSES FOR THE SALE OF ALL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES AND 4 ADDITIONAL LICENSES FOR THE SALE OF WINES AND MALT BEVERAGES TO BE DRUNK ON THE PREMISES. (Senate, No. S2160)      Approved by the Governor, August 11, 2005
Chapter 72 AN ACT CANCELLING THE PRELIMINARY ELECTION IN THE CITY OF METHUEN IN THE YEAR 2005. (Senate, No. S2163)      Approved by the Governor, August 19, 2005
Chapter 73 AN ACT AMENDING THE DESIGNATION OF A CERTAIN OVERPASS IN THE CITY OF NEW BEDFORD. (House, No. H3838)      Approved by the Governor, August 25, 2005
Chapter 74 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF DRACUT TO GRANT AN ADDITIONAL LICENSE FOR THE SALE OF WINES AND MALT BEVERAGES NOT TO BE DRUNK ON THE PREMISES. (House, No. H4276)      Approved by the Governor, August 25, 2005
Chapter 75 AN ACT AMENDING THE PERSONNEL POWERS OF THE TOWN MANAGER OF THE TOWN OF FRAMINGHAM. (House, No. H3141)      Approved by the Governor, August 25, 2005
Chapter 76 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CONVEYANCE OF CERTAIN LAND IN THE TOWN OF TEWKSBURY TO ROBERT W. LAFRENIERE. (House, No. H1421)      Approved by the Governor, August 25, 2005
Chapter 77 AN ACT FURTHER REGULATING SALARIES OF PUBLIC EMPLOYEES SERVING IN THE ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES. (Senate, No. S2062)      Approved by the Governor, August 26, 2005
Chapter 78 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A VOTING PRECINCT IN THE CITY OF PEABODY. (House, No. H3415)      Approved by the Governor, August 26, 2005
Chapter 79 AN ACT INCREASING THE EXPENDITURE LIMIT ON REVOLVING FUNDS IN THE TOWN OF BROOKLINE. (House, No. H4112)      Approved by the Governor, August 26, 2005
Chapter 80 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A SICK LEAVE BANK FOR JASON MONTEIRO, AN EMPLOYEE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION. (House, No. H2607)      Approved by the Governor, September 1, 2005
Chapter 81 AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS TO PROVIDE FUNDING FOR CERTAIN ACTIVITIES AND PROJECTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE COMMONWEALTH'S EFFORTS TO HELP THE VICTIMS OF HURRICANE KATRINA. (House, No. H4356)      Approved by the Governor, September 6, 2005
Chapter 82 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF DENNIS TO ESTABLISH A BEACH CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS FUND. (House, No. H4154)      Approved by the Governor, September 7, 2005
Chapter 83 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF NEW BEDFORD TO GRANT AN ADDITIONAL LICENSE FOR THE SALE OF ALL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES TO BE DRUNK ON THE PREMISES. (House, No. H4274)      Approved by the Governor, September 7, 2005
Chapter 84 AN ACT GRANTING PENSION BENEFITS TO WILLIAM I. GRIFFITHS. (House, No. H4123)      Approved by the Governor, September 7, 2005
Chapter 85 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS OF THE TOWN OF NORFOLK. (House, No. H4242)      Approved by the Governor, September 9, 2005
Chapter 86 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF MILLIS. (House, No. H4243)      Approved by the Governor, September 9, 2005
Chapter 87 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF OXFORD TO GRANT AN ADDITIONAL LICENSE FOR THE SALE OF ALL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES TO BE DRUNK ON THE PREMISES. (Senate, No. S2161)      Approved by the Governor, September 9, 2005
Chapter 88 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. H4275)      Approved by the Governor, September 9, 2005
Chapter 89 AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE WESTFORD TOWN CENTER SEWER DISTRICT. (House, No. H4188)      Approved by the Governor, September 15, 2005
Chapter 90 AN ACT RELATIVE TO CREDITABLE SERVICE FOR VOCATIONAL EDUCATION TEACHERS. (Senate, No. S2057)      Passed over veto, September 15, 2005
Chapter 91 AN ACT PROVIDING TIMELY ACCESS TO EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTION. (Senate, No. S2073)      Passed over veto, September 15, 2005
Chapter 92 AN ACT AUTHORIZING A SURCHARGE ON VEHICULAR RENTAL TRANSACTION CONTRACTS IN THE CITY OF REVERE. (House, No. H4180)      Passed over veto, September 15, 2005
Chapter 93 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A VOTING PRECINCT IN THE CITY OF HAVERHILL. (House, No. H4101)      Approved by the Governor, September 22, 2005
Chapter 94 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE FINANCIAL CONDITIONS IN THE CHESTERFIELD-GOSHEN REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT. (House, No. H2603)      Approved by the Governor, September 23, 2005
Chapter 95 AN ACT AMENDING THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF CHICOPEE. (House, No. H4117)      Approved by the Governor, September 23, 2005
Chapter 96 AN ACT PROVIDING A TEMPORARY SEWER EASEMENT IN THE TOWN OF ANDOVER. (Senate, No. S2088)      Approved by the Governor, September 23, 2005
Chapter 97 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR AN AFFORDABLE HOUSING TRUST FUND IN THE TOWN OF HAMILTON. (House, No. H4136)      Approved by the Governor, September 23, 2005
Chapter 98 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE RETIREMENT OF ZENAIDA FLORES OF THE BOSTON POLICE DEPARTMENT. (House, No. H4120)      Approved by the Governor, September 23, 2005
Chapter 99 AN ACT RELATIVE TO LIVING ORGAN DONATION. (House, No. H476)      Approved by the Governor, September 29, 2005
Chapter 100 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A SICK LEAVE BANK FOR EARLE BERCIER, AN EMPLOYEE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION. (House, No. H4056)      Approved by the Governor, September 29, 2005
Chapter 101 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A SICK LEAVE BANK FOR KATHLEEN A. SAMMATARO, AN EMPLOYEE OF THE TRIAL COURT. (House, No. H4310)      Approved by the Governor, September 29, 2005
Chapter 102 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A SICK LEAVE BANK FOR SANDRA SPIROS, AN EMPLOYEE OF THE TRIAL COURT. (House, No. H4325)      Approved by the Governor, September 29, 2005
Chapter 103 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TRAFFIC COMMISSION IN THE CITY OF WOBURN. (House, No. H4063)      Approved by the Governor, September 29, 2005
Chapter 104 AN ACT ELIMINATING MAINTENANCE AND CAPITAL INVESTMENT FUNDS IN THE CITY OF NEWBURYPORT. (Senate, No. S2135)      Approved by the Governor, September 29, 2005
Chapter 105 AN ACT PROVIDING A CHARTER FOR THE CITY OF MELROSE. (Senate, No. S2174)      Approved by the Governor, September 29, 2005
Chapter 106 AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2005 TO PROVIDE FOR SUPPLEMENTING CERTAIN EXISTING APPROPRIATIONS AND FOR CERTAIN OTHER ACTIVITIES AND PROJECTS. (House, No. H4370)      Approved by the Governor, September 30, 2005
Chapter 107 AN ACT RELATIVE TO FEDERAL REIMBURSEMENT FOR SERVICES FOR CHILDREN WITH AUTISM. (House, No. H4177)      Approved by the Governor, October 5, 2005
Chapter 108 AN ACT GRANTING PENSION BENEFITS TO ROBERT WELBY OF THE BOSTON POLICE DEPARTMENT. (House, No. H4121)      Approved by the Governor, October 5, 2005
Chapter 109 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE TOWNS OF WESTBOROUGH AND SHREWSBURY TREATMENT OF WASTEWATER. (House, No. H4199)      Approved by the Governor, October 13, 2005
Chapter 110 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF LOWELL TO GRANT A PERMANENT EASEMENT IN CERTAIN PARK LAND TO ABUTTERS. (House, No. H3227)      Approved by the Governor, October 13, 2005
Chapter 111 AN ACT MAXIMIZING FEDERAL REIMBURSEMENT FOR FAMILY PLANNING SERVICES. (House, No. H4178)      Approved by the Governor, October 13, 2005
Chapter 112 AN ACT ESTABLISHING AN AFFORDABLE HOUSING TRUST FUND IN THE TOWN OF DUXBURY. (House, No. H3155)      Approved by the Governor, October 20, 2005
Chapter 113 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TOWN MANAGER FOR THE TOWN OF BRAINTREE. (Senate, No. S2157)      Approved by the Governor, October 20, 2005
Chapter 114 AN ACT GRANTING CERTAIN RETIREMENT AND HEALTH INSURANCE BENEFITS TO DALE S. PRENTISS. (Senate, No. S2175)      Approved by the Governor, October 27, 2005
Chapter 115 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE DEPARTMENT OF HIGHWAYS TO ACQUIRE AND TRANSFER CERTAIN PARCELS OF LAND IN THE TOWN OF BOURNE. (Senate, No. S2078)      Approved by the Governor, October 27, 2005
Chapter 116 AN ACT AUTHORIZING CAPITAL ASSET MANAGEMENT AND MAINTENANCE TO CONVEY CERTAIN LAND TO THE TOWN OF HINGHAM. (House, No. H1430)      Approved by the Governor, October 27, 2005
Chapter 117 AN ACT PROHIBITING CERTAIN DUMPING IN THE CITY OF WORCESTER. (House, No. H1748)      Approved by the Governor, October 27, 2005
Chapter 118 AN ACT INCREASING THE BORROWING AUTHORITY OF THE RING'S ISLAND WATER DISTRICT OF SALISBURY. (House, No. H3600)      Approved by the Governor, October 27, 2005
Chapter 119 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE WATER COMMISSIONERS OF THE SWANSEA WATER DISTRICT TO APPOINT A CLERK AND A TREASURER. (House, No. H3557)      Approved by the Governor, October 27, 2005
Chapter 120 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR TWO ASSOCIATE PLANNING BOARD MEMBERS IN THE TOWN OF HANOVER. (House, No. H4294)      Approved by the Governor, October 27, 2005
Chapter 121 AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE INTERSTATE COMPACT FOR ADULT OFFENDER SUPERVISION. (House, No. H4192)      Approved by the Governor, October 27, 2005
Chapter 122 AN ACT INCREASING PENALTIES FOR DRUNK DRIVERS IN THE COMMONWEALTH. (House, No. H4403)      Approved by the Governor, October 28, 2005
Chapter 123 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE INSTALLATION OF CARBON MONOXIDE ALARMS AND SMOKE DETECTORS IN RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS. (Senate, No. S2152)      Approved by the Governor, November 4, 2005
Chapter 124 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF QUINCY TO ESTABLISH SENIOR CITIZEN SAFETY ZONES. (Senate, No. S2022)      Approved by the Governor, November 4, 2005
Chapter 125 AN ACT PROVIDING DEATH BENEFITS FOR SURVIVORS OF VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS AND OTHER VOLUNTEER PUBLIC SAFETY PERSONNEL. (House, No. H4369)      Approved by the Governor, November 8, 2005
Chapter 126 AN ACT REMOVING THE RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT FOR THE TOWN COUNSEL OF THE TOWN OF ARLINGTON. (House, No. H35)      Approved by the Governor, November 10, 2005
Chapter 127 AN ACT EXEMPTING THE TOWN OF WINTHROP FROM CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF THE CIVIL SERVICE LAW. (House, No. H4155)      Approved by the Governor, November 10, 2005
Chapter 128 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE DIVISION OF CAPITAL ASSET MANAGEMENT TO LEASE A CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND IN THE CITY OF BOSTON. (Senate, No. S2181)      Approved by the Governor, November 10, 2005
Chapter 129 AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE MASSACHUSETTS PRINCIPAL AND INCOME ACT. (House, No. H760)      Approved by the Governor, November 10, 2005
Chapter 130 AN ACT PROVIDING BENEFITS TO SERVICEMEMBERS, VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES. (House, No. H4469)      Approved by the Governor, November 11, 2005
Chapter 131 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE CONSERVATION COMMISSION OF THE TOWN OF FALMOUTH. (House, No. H4098)      Approved by the Governor, November 18, 2005
Chapter 132 AN ACT RELATIVE TO PROPERTY IN THE TOWN OF FOXBOROUGH. (House, No. H4332)      Approved by the Governor, November 18, 2005
Chapter 133 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE APPOINTMENT OF RETIRED POLICE OFFICERS IN THE TOWN OF WEYMOUTH TO SERVE AS SPECIAL OFFICERS. (House, No. H4344)      Approved by the Governor, November 18, 2005
Chapter 134 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE SALE OF CERTAIN CONSERVATION LAND IN THE TOWN OF TEWKSBURY. (Senate, No. S1210)      Approved by the Governor, November 18, 2005
Chapter 135 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF DEDHAM TO TRANSFER LAND FOR SENIOR CENTER PURPOSES. (House, No. H4102)      Approved by the Governor, November 18, 2005
Chapter 136 AN ACT PROVIDING SENIOR TAX RELIEF. (House, No. H2511)      Approved by the Governor, November 20, 2005
Chapter 137 AN ACT RELATIVE TO A LOADED SHOTGUN OR RIFLE. (Senate, No. S2255)      Approved by the Governor, November 22, 2005
Chapter 138 AN ACT RELATIVE TO STATE UNEMPLOYMENT TAX AVOIDANCE. (House, No. H4342)      Approved by the Governor, November 22, 2005
Chapter 139 AN ACT ESTABLISHING MINIMUM ENERGY-EFFICIENCY STANDARDS FOR CERTAIN PRODUCTS. (House, No. H4299)      Approved by the Governor, November 22, 2005
Chapter 140 AN ACT RELATIVE TO HEATING ENERGY ASSISTANCE AND TAX RELIEF. (House, No. H4473)      Approved (in part) by the Governor, November 22, 2005
Chapter 141 AN ACT RELATIVE TO SMART GROWTH ZONING AND HOUSING PRODUCTION. (Senate, No. S2237)      Approved by the Governor, November 22, 2005
Chapter 142 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF WEBSTER TO GRANT AN ADDITIONAL LICENSE FOR THE SALE OF ALL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES TO BE DRUNK ON THE PREMISES. (Senate, No. S2274)      Approved by the Governor, November 22, 2005
Chapter 143 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE MORTALITY TABLE FOR PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. (House, No. H4424)      Approved by the Governor, November 22, 2005
Chapter 144 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE REFUND OF AUTOMOBILE SALES TAX TO HELEN BERGMAN OF THE TOWN OF WILMINGTON. (House, No. H2313)      Approved by the Governor, November 22, 2005
Chapter 145 AN ACT RELATIVE TO ORGAN AND TISSUE DONATIONS. (Senate, No. S2236)      Approved by the Governor, November 22, 2005
Chapter 146 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF FAIRHAVEN TO GRANT AN ADDITIONAL LICENSE FOR THE SALE OF WINES AND MALT BEVERAGES TO BE DRUNK ON THE PREMISES. (House, No. H4427)      Approved by the Governor, November 22, 2005
Chapter 147 AN ACT RELATIVE TO GENETIC TESTING RESULTS. (House, No. H3899)      Approved by the Governor, November 22, 2005
Chapter 148 AN ACT AUTHORIZING TRANSFER OF CERTAIN CONSERVATION LAND IN THE TOWN OF FALMOUTH. (House, No. H4133)      Approved by the Governor, November 22, 2005
Chapter 149 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF WINCHENDON TO USE A PORTION OF A CERTAIN PARCEL OF PUBLIC PARK LAND FOR LIBRARY PURPOSES. (Senate, No. S2151)      Approved by the Governor, November 22, 2005
Chapter 150 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF SPENCER TO LEASE CERTAIN PROPERTY. (House, No. H3230)      Approved by the Governor, November 22, 2005
Chapter 151 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF BROCKTON TO CONVEY CERTAIN PARK LAND. (House, No. H4470)      Approved by the Governor, November 22, 2005
Chapter 152 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF TAUNTON TO LEASE CERTAIN RECREATIONAL LAND. (House, No. H4225)      Approved by the Governor, November 22, 2005
Chapter 153 AN ACT EXEMPTING THE POSITION OF CHIEF OF POLICE IN THE TOWN OF SALISBURY FROM THE CIVIL SERVICE LAW. (House, No. H4257)      Approved by the Governor, November 22, 2005
Chapter 154 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CONVEYANCE OF A CERTAIN PARCEL OF COMMONWEALTH LAND TO THE CITY OF REVERE FOR PUBLIC PURPOSES. (House, No. H4308)      Approved by the Governor, November 22, 2005
Chapter 155 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF MIDDLEBOROUGH TO GRANT AN ADDITIONAL LICENSE FOR THE SALE OF ALL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES NOT TO BE DRUNK ON THE PREMISES. (House, No. H4426)      Approved by the Governor, November 22, 2005
Chapter 156 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE DISPOSITION OF CERTAIN PROPERTY IN THE TOWN OF UPTON. (House, No. H4371)      Approved by the Governor, November 22, 2005
Chapter 157 AN ACT RELATIVE TO DISABILITY RETIREMENT BENEFITS FOR VETERANS. (Senate, No. S2035)      Approved by the Governor, November 22, 2005
Chapter 158 AN ACT PROVIDING INCENTIVES TO THE MOTION PICTURE INDUSTRY. (House, No. H4252)      Approved by the Governor, November 23, 2005
Chapter 159 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A PROJECT MITIGATION CONTRIBUTION OR LINKAGE PROGRAM FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN THE CITY OF SOMERVILLE. (Senate, No. S2044)      Approved by the Governor, December 4, 2005
Chapter 160 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE DIVISION OF CAPITAL ASSET MANAGEMENT AND MAINTENANCE TO CONVEY CERTAIN LAND TO THE TOWN OF WEST SPRINGFIELD. (Senate, No. S2180)      Approved by the Governor, December 8, 2005
Chapter 161 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF ARLINGTON TO ESTABLISH AN OTHER POSTEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS TRUST FUND. (House, No. H4272)      Approved by the Governor, December 8, 2005
Chapter 162 AN ACT RELATIVE TO DENTAL AND VISION CARE SERVICES. (House, No. H4480)      Approved by the Governor, December 8, 2005
Chapter 163 AN ACT RELATIVE TO TAX LAWS. (House, No. H4169)      Approved by the Governor, December 8, 2005
Chapter 164 AN ACT AUTHORIZING A DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL SERVICES IN THE TOWN OF WELLESLEY. (House, No. H4295)      Approved by the Governor, December 12, 2005
Chapter 165 AN ACT FURTHER REGULATING THE OPENING OF RETAIL STORES ON SUNDAYS AND HOLIDAYS. (House, No. H4555)      Approved by the Governor, December 15, 2005
Chapter 166 AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE OFFICE OF FINANCE DIRECTOR IN THE CITY OF NORTHAMPTON. (House, No. H4186)      Approved by the Governor, December 15, 2005
Chapter 167 AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2006 TO PROVIDE FOR SUPPLEMENTING CERTAIN EXISTING APPROPRIATIONS AND FOR CERTAIN OTHER ACTIVITIES AND PROJECTS. (House, No. H4560)      Approved by the Governor, December 22, 2005
Chapter 168 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF GARDNER TO GRANT AN ADDITIONAL LICENSE FOR THE SALE OF ALL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES TO BE DRUNK ON THE PREMISES. (House, No. H4558)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 28, 2005
Chapter 169 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A SICK LEAVE BANK FOR MAUREEN A. SULLIVAN, AN EMPLOYEE OF THE PAROLE BOARD. (House, No. H4357)      Approved by the Governor, December 29, 2005
Chapter 170 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE BOARD OF SELECTMEN OF THE TOWN OF TOPSFIELD. (House, No. H4224)      Approved by the Governor, December 29, 2005
Chapter 171 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF PALMER TO GRANT TWO ADDITIONAL LICENSES FOR THE SALE OF ALL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES TO BE DRUNK ON THE PREMISES. (Senate, No. S2281)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 29, 2005
Chapter 172 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR TWO ASSOCIATE CONSERVATION COMMISSION MEMBERS IN THE TOWN OF HANOVER. (House, No. H4349)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 29, 2005
Chapter 173 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE MONTACHUSETT REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION. (Senate, No. S1405)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 29, 2005
Chapter 174 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A SICK LEAVE BANK FOR MARION DAWICKI, AN EMPLOYEE OF THE TRIAL COURT. (House, No. H4554)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 29, 2005
Chapter 175 AN ACT PROVIDING EMERGENCY PRESCRIPTION DRUG COVERAGE FOR SENIORS AND THE DISABLED. (Senate, No. S2310)      Approved by the Acting Governor, December 30, 2005
Chapter 176 AN ACT EXTENDING SIMULCASTING FOR THE HORSE AND GREYHOUND RACING INDUSTRY IN THE COMMONWEALTH. (House, No. H4585)      Approved by the Governor, December 30, 2005
Chapter 177 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF MANSFIELD TO ESTABLISH AN AFFORDABLE HOUSING TRUST FUND. (House, No. H4197)      Approved by the Governor, January 5, 2006
Chapter 178 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS IN THE TOWN OF EAST BRIDGEWATER. (House, No. H4547)      Approved by the Governor, January 5, 2006
Chapter 179 AN ACT RELATIVE TO TOWN MEETINGS IN THE TOWN OF NORTH READING. (House, No. H4573)      Approved by the Governor, January 5, 2006
Chapter 180 AN ACT RELATIVE TO AUTOMATIC AMUSEMENT DEVICES. (Senate, No. S1350)      Approved by the Governor, January 5, 2006
Chapter 181 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A REVOLVING FUND IN THE TOWN OF SUDBURY. (House, No. H4389)      Approved by the Governor, January 5, 2006
Chapter 182 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE SALARY OF THE MAYOR OF THE CITY OF LAWRENCE. (House, No. H4506)      Approved by the Governor, January 5, 2006
Chapter 183 AN ACT RELATIVE TO GROUP MARKETING PLANS. (House, No. H4577)      Approved by the Governor, January 5, 2006
Chapter 184 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS IN THE TOWN OF WEST NEWBURY. (House, No. H4271)      Approved by the Governor, January 5, 2006
Chapter 185 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE BOARD OF HEALTH IN THE TOWN OF NORTH ANDOVER. (House, No. H4115)      Approved by the Governor, January 5, 2006
Chapter 186 AN ACT AUTHORIZING CERTAIN APPROPRIATIONS FROM THE CAPITAL PROJECTS FUND IN THE TOWN OF BRIDGEWATER. (House, No. H4095)      Approved by the Governor, January 5, 2006
Chapter 187 AN ACT DESIGNATING A CERTAIN BRIDGE IN THE TOWN OF DIGHTON AS THE LANCE CORPORAL JOHN J. VAN GYZEN IV MEMORIAL BRIDGE. (Senate, No. S1945)      Approved by the Governor, January 5, 2006
Chapter 188 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE BOARD OF SELECTMEN OF THE TOWN OF UPTON. (House, No. H4373)      Approved by the Governor, January 5, 2006
Chapter 189 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A MAYOR/TOWN COUNCIL FOR THE TOWN OF BRAINTREE. Approved by the Governor, January 10, 2006
Chapter 190 AN ACT AUTHORIZING A PUBLIC WATERFRONT WALKWAY TO BE EXEMPTED FROM THE HARBOR LINE IN THE CHARLESTOWN NAVY YARD IN THE CITY OF BOSTON. (House, No. H1305)      Approved by the Governor, January 10, 2006