Town of Deerfield, MA
Franklin County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
The following is a listing of General Laws and Special Acts accepted by the Town of Deerfield:
Date Accepted
Statutory Reference
Subject
8-2-1961 STM, Art. 4
MGL c. 40, § 22D
Authority to tow certain vehicles
3-2-1965 ATM, Art. 24
MGL c. 40, § 8C
Establishment of Conservation Commission
4-26-1965 STM, Art. 11
MGL c. 71, §§ 16-161
Establishment of regional school district
3-7-1978 ATM, Art. 31
Ch. 586, Acts of 1977
Overdue sewer charges to be a lien
3-5-1979 ATM, Art. 39
MGL c. 161B, § 3
Joining Franklin Regional Transit Authority
4-6-1981 ATM, Art. 1
MGL c. 258, § 13
Indemnification of elected and appointed officers
4-6-1981 ATM, Art. 16
MGL c. 40, § 8G
Police mutual aid agreement authorization
1-11-1982 STM, Art. 2
MGL c. 138, § 12B
Inappropriate attire for liquor establishment entertainment
4-7-1982 ATM, Art. 22
MGL c. 59, § 5, Clause 17C
Real estate exemption expansion for widows
10-12-1982 STM, Art. 2
MGL c. 71, § 71F
School revolving fund
3-26-1984 ATM, Art. 23
MGL c. 41, §§ 81-K through 81-GG
Planning Board to have authority over land subdivision
3-25-1985 ATM, Art. 49
MGL c. 148, § 26C
Smoke detectors in dwellings
3-25-1985 ATM, Art. 50
MGL c. 148, § 26E
Smoke and heat detectors in dwellings
3-25-1985 ATM, Art. 53
MGL c. 60, § 106
Single payment for certain taxes
3-25-1985 ATM, Art. 53
MGL c. 60, § 106
Single payment for certain taxes
6-30-1986 STM, Art. 5
MGL c. 40, § 71
Increase of teachers' salaries
6-30-1986 STM, Art. 25
Ch. 598, Acts of 1985
Interest on unpaid taxes
10-15-1986 STM, Art. 2
Ch. 640, Acts of 1985
Granting and renewal of licenses and permits
10-15-1986 STM, Art. 14
MGL c. 40, § 71
Increase of teachers' salaries
4-25-1988 ATM, Art. 18
Ch. 705, Acts of 1986
Increase amount of life insurance for employees and retirees
4-25-1988 ATM, Art. 27
MGL c. 44, § 53A
Establish revolving fund for education
4-24-1989 ATM, Art. 36
MGL c. 40, §§ 44A to 44L, inclusive
Establish regional refuse district
4-24-1989 ATM, Art. 43
MGL c. 64G, § 3A
Local room occupancy excise
4-30-1990 ATM, Art. 55
MGL c. 59, § 5, Clause 17D
Real estate tax exemption
4-30-1990 ATM, Art. 56
MGL c. 59, § 5, Clause 41C
Senior citizens tax exemption
4-29-1991 ATM, Art. 31
Ch. 291, Acts of 1990
Enhanced 911 service
4-27-1992 ATM, Art. 24
MGL c. 59, § 57B
Allowing issuance of single property tax bill when amount of bill is $50 or less
4-26-1993 ATM, Art. 50
MGL c. 40, § 57
Denial, revocation and suspension of local licenses for failure to pay municipal taxes
4-25-1994 ATM, Art. 28
Ch. 653, § 40, Acts of 1989
Assessment date changes for new growth
4-29-1996 ATM, Art. 34
MGL c. 140, § 147A
Regulation of dogs
4-28-1998 ATM, Art. 36
MGL c. 40, § 5F
Establishment of revolving fund for ambulance services
4-26-1999 ATM, Art. 32
MGL c. 44, § 53D
Allowing recreational program fees to be spent without further appropriation
4-26-1999 ATM, Art. 34
MGL c. 90, § 20A
Authorizing the Police Department to issue parking tickets in accord with MGL c. 40, § 21D
4-24-2000 ATM, Art. 30
MGL c. 44, § 53D
Allowing recreational program fees received in Fiscal Year 2001 to be spent without further appropriation
4-24-2000 ATM, Art. 44
MGL c. 44, § 53E 1/2
Authorizing use of a revolving fund for administering and conducting public health inspections (Fiscal Year 2001)
4-24-2000 ATM, Art. 45
MGL c. 44, § 53E 1/2
Authorizing use of a revolving fund for administering and inspecting Title V as per 310 CMR 15.000 (septic) applications and installations (Fiscal Year 2001)
4-30-2001 ATM, Art. 27
MGL c. 90, § 20A 1/2
Noncriminal disposition relative to parking fines
4-30-2001 ATM, Art. 33
MGL c. 44, § 53D
Allowing recreational program fees received in Fiscal Year 2002 to be spent without further appropriation
4-30-2001 ATM, Art. 34
MGL c. 44, § 53E 1/2
Authorizing use of a revolving fund for administering and conducting public health inspections (Fiscal Year 2002)
4-30-2001 ATM, Art. 35
MGL c. 44, § 53E 1/2
Authorizing use of a revolving fund for administering and inspecting Title V as per 310 CMR 15.000 (septic) applications and installations (Fiscal Year 2002)
4-30-2001 ATM, Art. 38
MGL c. 59, § 5, Clauses 17E and 41D
Increase income and asset limits which apply to surviving spouses, surviving minors or elderly persons seeking real estate tax exemption
4-29-2002 ATM, Art. 25
MGL c. 44, § 53E 1/2
Authorizing use of a revolving fund for administering and conducting public health inspections (Fiscal Year 2003)
4-29-2002 ATM, Art. 26
MGL c. 44, § 53E 1/2
Authorizing use of a revolving fund for administering and inspecting Title V as per 310 CMR 15.000 (septic) applications and installations (Fiscal Year 2003)
4-28-2003 ATM, Art. 32
Ch. 184, § 51, Acts of 2002
To adjust the gross receipts limits to $20,000 for single taxpayers and $30,000 for married taxpayers that the community may grant eligible seniors to qualify for the exemption under MGL c. 59, § 4, Clause 41C, effective in Fiscal Year 2004
4-28-2003 ATM, Art. 33
MGL c. 44, § 53E 1/2
Authorizing use of a revolving fund for administering and conducting public health inspections (Fiscal Year 2004)
4-28-2003 ATM, Art. 34
MGL c. 44, § 53E 1/2
Authorizing use of a revolving fund for administering and inspecting Title V as per 310 CMR 15.000 (septic) applications and installations (Fiscal Year 2004)
4-24-2006 ATM, Art. 22
MGL c. 41, § 108P
Providing additional compensation to the Town Collector as a certified Massachusetts Municipal Collector and raising and appropriating $1,000 for that purpose
3-20-2007 STM, Art. 2
MGL c. 44, §§ 3 through 7
Approving a surcharge on real property for the purposes permitted by the Community Preservation Act
4-30-2007 ATM, Art. 25
MGL c. 39, § 23D
Allowing board members to vote in an adjudicatory proceeding if absent from one session of the proceeding
4-30-2007 ATM, Art. 26
MGL c. 41, § 110A
Allowing any Town office to remain closed on any or all Saturdays
4-30-2007 ATM, Art. 27
MGL c. 40, § 8D
Establishment of an Historical Commission
6-25-2007 STM, Art. 3
MGL c. 43D
Approving the filing of an application with the Interagency Permitting Board of the Executive Office of Economic Development for designation of land on Coates Avenue, Sugarloaf Street, Rear Jewett Avenue and South Main Street as a Priority Development Site
8-26-2009 STM, Art. 2
MGL c. 64L, § 2(a)
Local meals excise
8-26-2009 STM, Art. 3
MGL c. 64G, § 3A
Local room occupancy excise (6%)
5-10-2010 ATM, Art. 12
MGL c. 40, § 22F
Authority of license- and permit-granting bodies to set fees
5-10-2010 ATM, Art. 13
MGL c. 272, § 73A
Removal and repair of gravestones and memorials
1-11-2011 STM, Art. 3
MGL c. 143, § 3Z
Part-time inspector of buildings, building commissioner, local inspector or alternate inspector practicing for hire or engaging in the business for which he/she is certified, licensed or registered while serving as such inspector for the Town
1-11-2011 STM, Art. 4
MGL c. 166, § 32A
Inspector of wires practicing for hire or engaging in the business for which he/she is licensed while serving as such inspector for the Town
4-25-2011 ATM, Art. 11
MGL c. 164, § 134
Authorization to aggregate electrical load (pursuant to)
4-25-2011 ATM, Art. 12
MGL c. 32B, § 18
Mandatory transfer of retirees to Medicare extension plan
4-28-2014 ATM, Art. 15
MGL c. 44, § 53F 1/2
Establishing the South County Emergency Medical Service as an enterprise fund, effective Fiscal Year 2015
4-27-2015 ATM, Art. 23
MGL c. 32B, § 20
Establishing Other Post-Employment Benefits Liability Trust Fund for the purpose of funding future financial obligations of the Town for health and other post-employment benefits of retirees
4-24-2017 ATM, Art. 27
MGL c. 59, § 57A
Allowing a single request for payment for any real or personal property tax bill of $100 or less
4-30-2018 ATM, Art. 9
MGL c. 44, § 53F 1/2
Establishing the Sewer Enterprise Fund, effective 7-1-2018, and transferring the balance of funds in the Sewer Special Revenue Fund as of 6-30-2018 into this account
4-30-2018 ATM, Art. 21
MGL c. 200A, § 9A
Allowing for a simplified process of managing abandoned funds
4-30-2018 ATM, Art. 22
MGL c. 40, §§ 6J and 6L
Allowing for an appropriation for Town employee work clothes and attire
4-30-2018 ATM, Art. 25
MGL c. 64N, § 3
Imposing a 3% sales tax on the sale or transfer of marijuana or marijuana products by a marijuana retailer operating within the Town