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The following is an unofficial listing of General Laws and Special Acts accepted by the Town of Plainville:
Date
Accepted
Statutory
Reference
Subject
not indicated
MGL c. 136, §§ 21 and 22
Sports and games on Sundays [NOTE: MGL c. 136, §§ 21 and 22 were REPEALED by St. 1962, c. 612.]
3-18-1907
St. 1890, c. 347
Promote the establishment and efficiency of free public libraries
6-16-1908
St. 1890, c. 404
Provide for establishment of a water system for the Town
3-15-1909
St. 1908, c. 209
Provide for the protection of forest or sprout lands from fire
11-5-1912
St. 1912, c. 503 (MGL c. 32, § 77)
Pensioning laborers
3-10-1913
MGL c. 49, §§ 42 and 43
Relative to sidewalk betterments (Chapter 49 revised laws)
3-9-1914
St. 1907, c. 191
Authorize the establishment of Boards of Survey in towns
11-3-1914
St. 1914, c. 217
Laborer's vacations
11-3-1914
St. 1914, c. 688 (MGL c. 149, § 1)
Saturday half holiday
11-3-1914
St. 1914, c. 790
Party enrollment
3-5-1917
St. 1916, c. 293
Authorize the licensing by cities and towns of motor vehicles carrying passengers for hire
11-4-1919
St. 1919, c. 311G
Continuation schools
3-5-1928
MGL c. 40, § 22
Regulation of carriages, etc.
11-5-1946
MGL c. 32, §§ 1 to 28; “C166”
Contributory retirement
3-3-1947
St. 1947, c. 24
Authorizing the Town of Plainville to construct, equip and maintain a building to use as a library on land within the limits of Plainville Town Park, so-called in said Town
3-5-1951
St. 1950, c. 820
Providing for an increase in the annual amounts of certain pensions, retirement allowances, annuities and other benefits payable by the commonwealth and its political subdivisions to certain former employees and persons claiming under them
3-5-1951
St. 1913, c. 807
Provide for compensating certain public employees for injuries sustained in the course of their employment
3-2-1953
St. 1951, c. 537
Pensions
3-5-1956
St. 1955, c. 670
Relative to increasing the amounts of pensions, retirement allowances and annuities payable to certain former public employees
3-4-1957
MGL c. 40, § 8A
Development and Industrial Commission
3-4-1957
MGL c. 41, §§ 81A to 81Z
Planning Board, Board of Appeals
3-2-1962
MGL c. 40, § 6H
[NOTE: MGL c. 40, § 6H was REPEALED by St. 1977, c. 693.]
3-4-1963
MGL c. 32B
Group insurance
3-18-1963
MGL c. § 8C
Conservation Commission
3-18-1963, Art. 25
MGL c. 54, § 103A
Relative to absent or physically disabled voters
3-2-1964, Art. 16
MGL c. 40, § 6H
Costs for repairs on private ways [NOTE: MGL c. 40, § 6H was REPEALED by St. 1977, c. 693.]
3-18-1964
MGL c. 40, § 8C
Conservation Commission
6-29-1964
MGL c. 121, § 26K
Housing Authority
3-18-1968
MGL c. 40D, § 22
Industrial Development Financing Authority
3-3-1969
MGL c. 32B, § 11B
Group insurance to elderly retired persons
3-3-1969, Art. 28
MGL c. 41, § 97A
Police Department
3-18-1970
MGL c. 48, §§  42, 43 and 44
Strong Fire Chief
[REVOKED 4-10-1985 ATM by Art. 32]
4-1-1972
MGL c. 31, § 48
Civil service for police force except Police Chief
3-1-1973
MGL c. 90, § 20C
Parking violations
3-1-1973
MGL c. 40, § 6L
Provides for rental or lease of work clothes for Town employees
3-1-1973
MGL c. 40, § 6J
Provides work clothes for Town employees
4-9-1973
MGL c. 90
Highway maintenance
6-18-1973
MGL c. 40, § 8D
Establish Historic Commission
3-6-1974, Art. 31
MGL c. 40, § 6B
Uniforms for police and fire
1974
MGL c. 53, § 121
Nonpartisan caucus
3-4-1974 Referendum
Employee benefits on insurance dividend
3-1-1975 Referendum
Town is authorized to issue permits for playing "Beano"
2-23-1976, Art. 4
MGL c. 272, § 73A; St. 1973, c. 448
Gravestone Act
4-5-1976, Art. 9 (4-26-1976)
MGL c. 41, § 55
Authorize Board of Selectmen to abolish office of Town Auditor and appoint Town Accountant
4-5-1976, Art. 24 (4-26-1976)
MGL c. 41, § 41B
Paying public employees by means of direct bank credits
4-24-1978, Art. 31
MGL c. 40, § 22D
Towing of illegally parked vehicles
5-29-1979, Art. 28
MGL c. 258, § 9; St. 1978, c. 512
Indemnify each officer and employee of the Town including school committee, from personal financial loss and expenses
4-2-1979, Art. 30 (5-29-1979)
MGL c. 148, § 26C
Installation of automatic smoke detectors or heat detectors and each hallway floor in each dwelling unit in building with six or more dwelling units including apartments, dwelling houses, boarding houses, hotels, lodging and family hotels
4-7-1980, Art. 17 (4-14-1980)
MGL c. 148, §§ 26D and 26E
Installation of smoke detectors in certain buildings
9-14-1981, Art. 11
MGL c. 90, §§ 20A and 20C
Establishment of a fine schedule for parking violations
4-6-1981 Annual Town Election, Question 1
MGL c. 258, § 13
Town indemnify and save harmless municipal officers elected or appointed, from personal financial loss and expense
10-14-1982
MGL c. 41, § 1
Establish a Board of Health
4-25-1983
MGL c. 258, § 26G
Require automatic sprinkler systems in buildings or additions more than 7,500 gross square feet in floor area constructed after 7-1-1983
4-13-1983, Art. 14
MGL c. 138, § 12B
Prohibit nude entertainment in any establishment possessing alcoholic beverage license
6-20-1983, Art. 17
MGL c. 59, § 5, Clause 41B
Increase eligibility of elderly persons for real property exemption
6-20-1983, Art. 14
MGL c. 44, § 53E
Special account of fees to be expended for purpose allocated without further appropriation
6-20-1983, Art. 15
MGL c. 44, § 53E
Police department to retain all fees received for photocopying of police reports and expend for purchase of supplies and equipment
2-15-1984, Art. 18
MGL c. 129, § 15
Board of Health appoint animal inspector
4-2-1984
Civil Service Police Chief
4-2-1984
MGL c. 31B
Additional life and accidental health
4-10-1985, Art. 32 (4-22-1985)
Revocation of prior acceptance
Revoke acceptance of MGL c. 48, §§ 42, 43 and 44 at 3-18-1970 Town Meeting
4-1-1985, Art. 33 (4-22-1985)
MGL c. 48, §§ 42A and 43
§ 42A, Fire Department Chief; and amended to include § 43, Forest Warden (Fire Chief)
4-29-1985, Art. 40
MGL c. 40, § 15C
Scenic roads
10-28-1985, Art. 2
St. 1985, c. 188, § 13
Professional development grants public school teachers
4-14-1986, Art. 12
MGL c. 44, § 53F
Authorize Treasurer balance
4-7-1986, Art. 61 (4-28-1986)
MGL c. 64G, § 3A
Impose local room occupancy excise of 4%
4-6-1987, Art. 45 (4-27-1987)
MGL c. 70A, § 5
Equal Education Opportunity Grant
4-6-1987, Art. 46
St. 1985, c. 188, § 13
Professional development grants public school teachers
4-6-1987, Art. 76 (5-4-1987)
MGL c. 59, § 5, Clause 17D
Exemption for surviving spouses, minors with deceased parents who qualify for abatement
5-4-1987, Art. 75
MGL c. 59, § 5, Clause 41C
Elderly abatement
1-19-1988, Art. 14 (1-27-1988)
MGL c. 40, § 4H
Allows town to purchase and enter into contracts to purchase equipment, supplies and materials from any agency or instrumentality of the federal government, commonwealth, or its political subdivisions
5-31-1988
Chapter 51 of the Acts of 1988
Recall of elected officials
6-13-1988, Art. 7
MGL c. 44, § 53D
Permit establishment of revolving fund for deposit of receipts received in connection of self-supporting recreation and park services
12-12-1989, Art. 9 (12-19-1989)
MGL c. 148, § 26H
Requires automatic sprinkler systems in lodging or boarding houses with six or more unrelated persons
5-16-1990, Art. 18
MGL c. 148, § 26I
Requires automatic sprinkler systems for residential purposes containing not less than four dwelling units including but not limited to lodging houses, boarding houses, fraternity houses, dormitories, apartments, townhouses, condos, hotels, motels and group residences
4-2-1990, Art. 19 (5-16-1990)
MGL c. 653, § 40
Assessment date changes for new growth
4-1-1991, Art. 7 (4-29-1991)
MGL c. 60A, § 1; St. 1982, c. 597
Provide exemption from motor vehicle excise for any motor vehicle owned by prisoner of war
4-29-1991
MGL c. 30B
Amend Town By-Laws
4-29-1991, Art. 51
St. 1990, c. 291
Allowing Town to receive enhanced 911 service
4-29-1991
MGL c. 40, § 6
Raise or transfer funds for reserve fund
4-29-1991
MGL c. 41, § 108
Fix salary and compensation of all elected officers
4-29-1991
MGL c. 44, § 17
Treasurer to borrow money
4-29-1991
MGL c. 70A, § 4 or 5
Accept Equal Educational Opportunity Grant [NOTE: MGL c. 70A, §§ 1 through 6, were REPEALED by St. 1993, c. 71, § 33.]
4-29-1991
MGL c. 74
Raise or transfer funds to fund vocational education
4-29-1991
MGL c. 93 and c. 93A; MGL c. 255D
Misrepresentation
4-6-1992, Art. 7 (5-26-1992)
MGL c. 40, § 57
Denial, revocation, suspension of local license or permit for failure to pay municipal taxes or charges
5-24-1993
MGL c. 32, § 22D
Retirement system funding
5-24-1993, Art. 19 (6-1-1993)
MGL c. 40, § 5E
Unemployment compensation fund
5-24-1993
MGL c. 41, § 23A
Permit appointment of Executive Secretary by Board of Health
5-24-1993, Art. 9 (6-7-1993)
MGL c. 41, § 1
Establish Board of Health
6-7-1993, Art. 12
MGL c. 32, § 22D; St. 1992, c. 399
Provides for establishment of retirement system funding schedule to reduce the unfunded actuarial liability of the system
5-24-1993, Art. 16 (6-7-1993)
MGL c. 59, § 57C
Allows for preliminary and quarterly tax bills
4-4-1994, Annual Town Election, Question No. 1
MGL c. 40, § 6D
Removal of ice and snow from private ways
4-25-1994
MGL c. 140, § 147A
Town empowered to enact bylaws relative to regulation of dogs
11-20-1995, Art. 3
MGL c. 41, § 108L
Quinn Bill
5-6-1996, Art. 48
MGL c. 40, § 8G
Enables communities to enter into agreements to provide mutual aid
5-13-1996, Art. 14
MGL c. 40, § 4A
Enter into intermunicipal agreement with other cities and towns
6-1-1998, Art. 43 (6-8-1998)
MGL c. 44, § 53F 1/2
Exterprise fund, waste collection
6-1-1999, Art. 13
MGL c. 44, § 53E 1/2
Authorize establishment of revolving account
6-7-1999
MGL c. 44, § 53E 1/2
Printed materials, postage envelopes
6-7-1999
MGL c. 44, § 53E 1/2
Animal Control Bylaw revolving account
6-7-1999
MGL c. 59, § 541C
Elderly exemption increase to $1,000
6-9-1999
MGL c. 40, § 4A
Intermunicipal Water Agreement with North Attleboro and Plainville
6-9-1999, Art. 4
MGL c. 40, § 4A
Intermunicipal Sewer Agreement with Town of North Attleborough
6-14-1999
MGL c. 71, § 71E
Continuing education, summer school
6-14-1999, Art. 14
MGL c. 44, § 53E 1/2
6-14-1999, Art. 15
MGL c. 44, § 53E 1/2
Establish revolving account sums collected for firearms licenses
6-14-1999, Art. 16
MGL c. 44, § 53E 1/2
Services associated with provision of fire alarm services by the Plainville Fire Department
6-14-1999, Art. 31
MGL c. 71, § 71E
Authorize Plainville School Committee to expend moneys
4-3-2000, Art. 26 (4-24-2000)
MGL c. 40, § 3
Lease Town-owned land, Osborne Nursery
4-2-2001
MGL c. 59, § 5, Clause 3
Exemption property tax for blind
4-30-2001, Art. 21
MGL c. 59, § 5, Clause 37A
Exemption in real property tax for eligible person who is blind
6-3-2002, Art. 37
MGL c. 41, § 1
Tree Warden appointed position
12-19-2002
Chapter 412 of the Acts of 2002
Effective date of certain civil service laws in the Town of Plainville
6-7-2004, Art. 16
MGL c. 40, § 3
Separate account for moneys received from rental/lease of school facility
6-7-2004, Art. 17
MGL c. 41, § 19K
Additional compensation of a Town Clerk upon certification as a Massachusetts Municipal Clerk
6-7-2004, Art. 28 (6-14-2004)
MGL c. 40, § 4A
Intermunicipal sewer agreement with the Town of North Attleborough
6-5-2006
MGL c. 40, § 4A
Board of Health intermunicipal agreement mutual aid
6-5-2006
MGL c. 121B, § 4
Redevelopment Authority established
6-4-2007
MGL c. 39, § 23D
Accept provision of MGL missed session adjudicatory hearing
5-19-2008
MGL c. 32B, § 18
Medicare Part A retirees, spouses and dependents
7-22-2008
Chapter 192 of the Acts of 2008
Joint Board of Water and Sewer Commissioners
8-25-2009
MGL c. 41, § 110A
Office hours on Saturday
8-25-2009
MGL c. 59, § 5, Clause 41C
Increase the allowable income levels of eligible taxpayers who have reached 70 effective 7-1-2009
8-25-2009
MGL c. 64G, § 3A
Amend local room occupancy excise to rate of 6%
8-25-2009
MGL c. 64L, § 2A
Local meals excise tax
5-7-2010, Art. 32 (6-14-2010)
MGL c. 40, § 22F
Authorizing any Town board or officer empowered to issue a license, permit or certificate, or to render a service or perform work, to fix reasonable fees or charges
6-14-2010
MGL c. 41, §§ 111M and 111N
Emergency medical technicians leave without loss of pay
6-4-2012, Art. 14
MGL c. 32b, § 20
Other Post-Employment Benefits Liability Trust Fund
7-22-2013
Chapter 39 of the Acts of 2013
An Act establishing a district to operate a regional public safety communications and dispatch center for the city known as the Town of Franklin and the Towns of Norfolk, Plainville and Wrentham
6-2-2014, Art. 37
MGL c. 31 § 58A
No appointment of police officer/firefighter over 32 years old
1-7-2015
Chapter 474 of the Acts of 2014
An Act establishing a Gaming Revenue Stabilization Fund
6-1-2015, Art. 32
MGL c. 60, § 15B
Tax title revolving fund
6-1-2015, Art. 36
MGL c. 40, §§ 42A through 42F
MGL c. 83, §§ 16A through 16F
Method of collection of water and sewer rates
6-1-2015, Art. 53
Chapter 127 of the Acts of 2015
An Act establishing a Town Administrator in the Town of Plainville
6-1-2015, Art. 54
Chapter 125 of the Acts of 2015
An Act relative to the creation of a Treasurer-Collector in the Town of Plainville
6-1-2015, Art. 55
Chapter 3 of the Acts of 2016
An Act establishing a Department of Public Works in the Town of Plainville
9-10-2015
Chapter 78 of the Acts of 2015
An Act authorizing the appointment of Dean M. Casbarra as a firefighter
6-6-2016 ATM, Art. 21
MGL c. 59, § 5(54)
Minimum fair cash value required for personal property accounts to be taxed
6-6-2016 ATM, Art. 41
MGL c. 140, § 139c
No charge for license for dog owned by a person 70 years or older
12-23-2016
Chapter 341 of the Acts of 2016
An Act designating a certain intersection in the Town of Plainville as the Special Police Officer Mike O. Maher Memorial Intersection
6-5-2017 ATM, Art. 8
MGL c. 40, § 13E
School district reserve funds to be utilized in the upcoming fiscal year to pay without further appropriation for unanticipated or unbudgeted costs of special education, out-of-district tuition or transportation
6-5-2017 ATM, Art. 40
MGL c. 44, § 53F 1/2
Establishing cable franchise fees revolving fund as an enterprise fund
1-3-2018
Chapter 171 of the Acts of 2017
Exempt all positions in the Fire Department from the Civil Service Law
6-4-2018 ATM, Art. 22; 11-6-2018 election
MGL c. 44B, §§ 3 to 7, inclusive
Community Preservation Act
11-26-2018 STM, Art. 7
MGL c. 64N, § 3`
Excise tax on retail sales of marijuana for adult use at the rate of 3%