Town of Cohasset, MA
Norfolk County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Year
Statute
Subject
1923
Ch. 41, § 97
Police Department establishment and membership
1928
Ch. 31, § 48
Police Department civil service
1929
Ch. 48, §§ 42, 43 and 44
Fire Department: establishment and appointment of Chief
1930
Ch. 114, § 19
Cemetery: provision for perpetual care
1931
Ch. 40, § 6B
Police and firemen: purchase of uniforms
1934
Ch. 39, § 23
Town officers: time of election
1935
Ch. 147, §§ 32 to 47
Boxing matches: permitted
1937
Ch. 32, § 85
Police and firemen: retirement provisions
1938
Ch. 41, § 81A
Planning Board establishment and membership
1939
Ch. 54, § 103A
Absentee voting (as amended by Acts of 1937, Ch. 77)
1941
Ch. 147, § 16B
Police Department: work week
1942
Ch. 130, § 52 (as amended by Acts of 1941, Ch. 598)
Eels, shellfish, and sea worms: control of taking
1943
Ch. 31, § 48
Fire Department civil service
1947
Acts of 1947, Ch. 68
Playground: established jointly with Hingham
1949
Acts of 1948, Ch. 519 and previous acts
Water Company: purchase by Town
1949
Ch. 41, § 97A
Police Department: personnel and property control by Chief
1949
Ch. 41, § 110A
Town offices: closing on Saturday
1950
Acts of 1950, Ch. 184, §§ 1 to 5
Wire Department establishment
1950
Ch. 40, §§ 42a to 42f
Water rates: collection, lien
1952
Ch. 32, § 85E
Police and firemen: retirement
1952
Ch. 152, § 69
Workmen's compensation municipal employees
1953
Acts of 1946, Ch. 489
Water Commissioners: election
1953
Acts of 1953, Ch. 54
Harbor: authority to establish harbor bylaws by Town citizens
1954
Ch. 41, § 81Z
Board of Appeals: under Subdivision Control Law
1955
Acts of 1955, Ch. 48
Fire Department: 56-hour week
1955
Ch. 40, § 5(44)
Group life insurance: provisions for premium payment
1957
Ch. 40, § 6C
Removal of snow and ice on private ways
1959
Acts of 1959, Ch. 60
Call firemen: not subject to civil service
1960
Ch. 71, §§ 16 to 161
Regional vocational high school establishment
1960
Ch. 41, § 4A
Board of Health appointment of Health Agent
1960
Ch. 599, §§ 1 to 12
South Shore Incinerator Authority: establishment and duties
1961
Ch. 40, § 8C
Conservation Commission: establishment
1962
Ch. 25
Inspector of Gas Piping and Gas Appliances: establishment
1962
Ch. 53, § 9A, Acts of 1962, Ch. 249
Nomination papers for Town offices
1963
Ch. 90, § 18A
Ways: use by pedestrians
1964
Acts of 1962, Ch. 65, MGL c. 104
Sewage disposal system: authorization to construct and operate
1964
Ch. 130, § 8A
Marine fisheries laws: enforcement by police officers
1965
Ch. 139, §§ 1, 2 and 3
Selectmen: authorized to act re: burnt or dangerous buildings
1970
Ch. 44, § 65
Town employees: advances for vacation pay
1970
Acts of 1969, Ch. 872
Police officers overtime pay
1970
Ch. 90, § 20C
Fines for parking violations
1970
Acts of 1970, Ch. 361
Cohasset Free Public Library: duties of Treasurer transferred to Town Treasurer
1971
Acts of 1971, Ch. 156
Insect pest control powers and duties of Superintendent transferred to Superintendent of Trees and Parks
1973
Acts of 1973, Ch. 1163, §§ 1 to 8
Water supply: improvement of
1974
Ch. 40, § 8D
Historical Commission establishment
1974
Ch. 40, §§ 42G, 42H and 42I
Water Commissioners: special assessment for cost of laying water pipes
1974
Ch. 40, § 22D
Police Department: authorized to remove illegally parked vehicles
1975
Acts of 1975, Ch. 131
Sewer Commissioners: Water Commissioners may serve as Sewer Commissioners; provisions for election of Sewer Commissioner
1977
Acts of 1977, Ch. 808, MGL c. 41, § 97
Police Department: control by Selectmen
1978
Acts of 1978, Ch. 257
Police Chief: removal from civil service
1980
Ch. 148, §§ 26C and 26E
Smoke detectors: where required
1980
Ch. 40, § 8G
Police Department mutual aid authorization
1981
Acts of 1981, Ch. 186
Fire Chief: exempt from civil service
1981
Ch. 258, § 13
Protects municipal officials from personal financial loss, not to exceed $1,000,000
1981
Acts of 1981, Ch. 251
Fire Department: control of Selectmen
1981
Acts of 1981, Ch. 245
License for sale of alcoholic beverages not to be drunk on premises
1981
Acts of 1981, Ch. 227
Authorization to lease telephone system
1982
Ch. 90, § 20A
Authorize Town to collect parking fines
1985
Acts of 1985, Ch. 31
Town Accountant: exempt from civil service; control by Selectmen
1986
Ch. 40, §§ 22 and 23
Selectmen: authority to establish regulations for Sandy Beach
1986
Ch. 41, §§ 108A and 108C
Personnel classification and compensation plan
1989
Ch. 140, § 147A
Dog regulations
1990
Acts of 1989, Ch. 653, § 40
Assessors: time of assessing improvements to real property
1990
Ch. 59, § 5, Clause 17C 1/2 (rescinded 1992)
Tax exemption to surviving spouse, minor child or elderly person
1990
Ch. 40, § 85
Established Handicapped Commission
1991
Acts of 1990, Ch. 291
Authorization for enhanced 911 telephone services
1991
Acts of 1989, Ch. 494
Partial tax exemptions for homeowners providing housing to elderly
1991
Acts of 1989, Ch. 642
Sprinkler systems required in buildings with more than 4 dwelling units
1992
Rescind Ch. 59, § 5, Clause 17C 1/2; adopt Ch. 59, § 5, Clause 17D
Tax exemption to surviving spouse, minor child or elderly person
1992
Accept Ch. 59, § 57C
Quarterly tax payment system
1994
Adopt MGL c. 40, §§ 42A to 42F
Allow Town Collector to place a lien for nonpayment of water bill
1994
Ch. 59, § 5, Clause 41
Increase maximum gross receipts up to and including $40,000 that a taxpayer may have to qualify for exemption
1994
Acts of 1993, Ch. 71, § 83
Early retirement incentive for teachers
1994
Acts of 1989, Ch. 180, § 1
Amend Ch. 180, Acts of 1989
1996
Acts of 1996
Treasurer-Collector appointed position
1996
Acts of 1996
Act authorizing the Town to install pipeline in Cohasset, Hingham and Hull
1996
Acts of 1996, Ch. 59, § 21C
Validating vote of April 6, 1996 election
1996
Adopt MGL c. 148, § 26H
Sprinklers in lodging/boarding houses
1996
Adopt MGL c. 80, § 13
Exemption under Clause 41A of § 4 of Ch. 59 for purpose of deferral of betterments, etc.
1997
Accept MGL c. 90, § 20A 1/2
Appoint Parking Clerk, parking violations, etc.
1997
Acts of 1997, Ch. 34
Act providing for a Town Manager
1997
Acts of 1997, Ch. 33
Eliminate the Wire Department
1997
Accept Acts of 1986, Ch. 73, § 4
Tax exemptions
1998
Acts of 1998, Ch. 421
Act amending the Town Manager Act
1998
Acts of 1998, Ch. 436
Act authorizing Water Department to provide water service to other cities, towns and water companies
1999
Accept Ch. 40S, § 22F
Municipal board or officer empowered to issue a license and charge reasonable fees
2000
Acts of 2000, Ch. 330, § 1
Act amending the Town Manager Act
2001
Acts of 2001, Ch. 79
Act authorizing Town of Cohasset to borrow money for a longer duration than statutory limits for Woodside Cemetery
2001
Accept Ch. 44, § 53F 1/2
Establish Water Department as an enterprise fund
2004
Accept MGL c. 41, § 19K
Additional compensation
2005
Ch. 59, § 21A
Assessors compensation
2009
Accept MGL c. 49, § 5L, as amended by Ch. 260, Acts of 2006, § 12
Tax deferral for military service
2009
Accept MGL c. 32B, § 18
Move employees at age 65 to Medicare coverage along with supplemental health insurance
2010
Accept MGL c. 60A, § 9, Ch. 183, § 17, Acts of 2008
Residency requirements for veteran's exemptions
2012
Accept MGL 32B, § 20
Create an other post-employment benefits liability trust fund
2013
Acts of 2013, Ch. 147, accept MGL c. 39, § 23D
Amend Ch. 65 of the Acts of 1962, sewer
2013
Accept MGL c. 40, § 57
Denial, revocation or suspension of local licenses and permits
2013
Accept MGL c. 41, § 41B
Direct deposit of salary payments
2013
Accept MGL c. 200A, § 9A
Provides for disposition of abandoned funds
2014
Acts of 2014, Ch. 3
Act amending the Town Manager Act
2015
Accept MGL c. 54, § 16A
Town Clerk appoints election workers to fill vacancy at polls
2017
Accept MGL c. 71, § 71F
Monies received by the School Committee as tuition payments for nonresident students and as state reimbursements for students in foster care
2018
Accept MGL c. 60A, § 1
POW excise exemption
2018
Accept MGL c. 90, § 17
To enable the Town to establish certain speed limits