Town of Middleton, MA
Essex County
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§ A500-1 List of acceptances.

The following is a list of votes taken at Town Meeting and Town Election relating to acceptance of General Laws. Consult municipal records for a more detailed description of the action.
MGL c., § 
Chapter/ Acts of
Adoption Date/
Art. No.
Subject
32B
1958 Election
Insurance
32B, 9D
5-16-1996 ATM/45
Insurance for a surviving spouse
32B, 11B
3-9-1965 ATM/11
Insurance for retirees
32B, 18
5-15-1997 ATM/40
Retirees, spouse and dependents to enroll in Medicare health benefits supplement plan
32B, 20
5-13-2014 ATM/39
Establishment of Other Post-Employment Benefits Liability Trust Fund
39, 23D
79/2006
10-24-2006 STM/4
Disqualification of municipal board members from voting in a matter due to absence
40, 6D
3-18-1946
Snow removal on private ways open to public
40, 8A
3-14-1962 ATM/20
Development and Industrial Commission
40, 8C
3-14-1962 ATM/19
Conservation Commission
40, 8D
6-2-1976 ATM/40
Historical Commission
40, 8G
5-13-2003 ATM/18
Agreements for mutual police aid programs
40, 22F
5-13-2014 ATM/41
Enable Board of Selectmen to set reasonable fees for all licenses, permits, certificates and services provided by Town boards and officials
40, 30
624/1952
3-10-1953 ATM/8
Increase in pension and retirement allowances
40, 39J
12-29-1987 BOS
Water pricing system; definition of cost
40, 42G to 42I
3-13-1962 ATM/8
Levy to defray water pipe costs
40A, 20
6-26-1973 ATM/9
Variances not to be reconsidered within 2 years of rejection
41, 2
1948
Increase School Committee from 3 to 5 members
41, 10G
5-30-1979 ATM/8
Funeral expenses for police and fire personnel
41, 19K
5-9-2000 ATM/18
Additional compensation for certified clerks and treasurer/collectors
41, 97
3-10-1970 ATM/11
Police Department
41, 100A
3-15-1955 ATM/5
Indemnification of employees in operation of town-owned vehicles
41, 108L
3-9-1971 ATM/20 Repealed 6-6-1977 ATM by Art. 17
Education incentives for police
41, 81A
5-6-1947
Planning Board
41, 100G 1/4
5-12-1998 ATM/18
Funeral expenses for fire fighter or police officer killed in the line of duty
43D
5-13-2008 ATM/39
Expedited permitting
44, 53E
5-8-1984 ATM/37
Appropriations offset by estimated receipts
44, 53E 1/2
5-13-1999 ATM/19
Revolving fund for firearms license and permit fees
44B
5-11-2004 ATM/13
Community Preservation Act
48, 42 to 44
3-13-1962 ATM/7
Fire Department
54, 103A
3-14-1950 ATM/20
Absentee ballots
59, 5, cl. 5A
5-13-1986 ATM/7
Tax exemption for veterans organizations
59, 5, cl. 17C
10-29-1985 STM/8
Tax exemption for widows
59, 5, cl. 17D
5-17-1989 ATM/66
Tax exemption for widows
59, 5, cl. 17D
5-14-1996 ATM/10
Tax abatement for elders and minors
59, 5, cl. 17E
5-10-2001 ATM/25
Increase asset maximum for tax exemptions
59, 5, cl. 37A
10-29-1985 STM/9
Tax exemption for the blind
59, 5, cl 41A
5-20-1996 ATM/9
Increase qualifying limits for elderly tax deferral
59, 5, cl. 41B
10-29-1985 STM/7
Tax exemption for the elderly
59, 5, cl. 41C
5-17-1989 ATM/65
Tax exemption for the elderly
59, 5, cl. 41D
5-10-2001 ATM/26
Increase asset and income maximum for tax exemptions
59, 5, cl. 56
5-10-2011 ATM/38
Reduction in real and personal property taxes for reservists or National Guard members serving overseas
59, 5K
11-28-2000 STM/8
Tax abatements for participating seniors
59, 5N
5-14-2013 ATM/7
Valor Act Program (Senior Tax Work-Off Program)
59, 38
576/1978
5-30-1979 ATM/21
Assessments
59, 57C
5-12-1992 ATM/9
Quarterly tax bills
60A, 1, par. 6
10-18-1984 STM/2
Motor vehicle excise tax exemption for former prisoners of war
64G, 3A
5-12-1987 ATM/45
12-1-2009 STM/4
Local room occupancy excise tax
Increase rate to 6%
71, 16 to 16I
10-1-1956 STM/2
Regional school district
71, 16 to 16I
10-20-1993 STM/1
School district expansion
71, 52
5-13-1986 ATM/6
School Committee compensation
83, 15
5-12-1998 ATM/41
Alternative forms of assessment for land served by public sewers
90, 20A 1/2
5-11-1982 ATM/12
Parking regulations
90, 20A 1/2
5-11-1993 ATM/12
Parking regulations
94, 120A
3-11-1947
Slaughtering licenses
138, 33A
4-9-1997 BOS
Sale of alcoholic beverages on Sunday
140, 147A
5-12-1987 ATM/37
Dog regulations
143, 3
1945
Building laws
147, 13A
5-8-1990 STM/3
Reserve police force
148, 26B to 26E
5-8-1984 ATM/24
Smoke detectors
148, 26G
5-10-1983 ATM/21
Automatic sprinklers
148, 26H and 26I
5-14-1991 ATM/18
Automatic sprinklers in boardinghouses
164A
5-21-1974 ATM/8
New England Power Pool
258, 9
512/1978
5-30-1979 ATM/9
Indemnification of employees
258, 13
5-19-1980 ATE
Indemnity of municipal officials
639/1950, Sec. 13
1950/5
Civil defense laws
820/1950
6-26-1951 STM/4
Pensions
781/1951
3-11-1952 ATM/12
Increase in retirement allowances
670/1955
10-1-1956 STM/4
Increase in pension and retirement allowances
513/1959
3-15-1960 ATM/20
Increase in retirement allowance
560
3-13-1962 ATM/10
Town water system
478/1963
3-10-1964 ATM/15
Increase in pension and retirement allowances
190/1972
10-3-1972 STM/8
Bond for costs of sewerage facilities
188/1985, Sec. 13
1-29-1985
Grant program; accepted by Masconomet Reg. Sch. Cmte.
10-29-1985
Accepted by North Shore Reg. Voc. Cmte.
188/1985, Secs. 16 and 17
5-12-1987 ATM/32
Teacher salaries
194/1986
5-12-1987 ATM/9
Scholarship fund
653/1989, Sec. 40
5-8-1990 ATM/11
Local assessment option for improvements
291/1990
5-14-1991 ATM/22
E-911 service
171/1995, Sec. 1
5-10-2005 ATM/5
Retirement benefits for call fire fighters
166/1998
5-11-1999 ATM/5
Aid to the elderly and disabled taxpayer fund
184/2002, Sec. 5
10-29-2002 STM/7 and 8
Exeption program for older taxpayers with limited income
184/2002, Sec. 5
5-11-2004 ATM/18
Exemption program for older taxpayers with limited income
260/2006, Sec. 12
12-5-2006 STM/4
Deferral of payment of taxes by members of Massachusetts National Guard or reservist or dependent of member while on duty outside commonwealth
182/2008, Sec. 16
5-12-2015 ATM/41
Exemption from the motor vehicle excise tax for Massachusetts residents who are on active duty and deployed outside the commonwealth for at least 45 days of the excise calendar year
62/2014, Sec. 17
5-12-2015 ATM/41
Exemption from the motor vehicle excise tax for Massachusetts residents who are on active duty and deployed outside the commonwealth for at least 45 days of the excise calendar year