Town of Westminster, MA
Worcester County
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[The following is a list of General Laws accepted by the Town of Westminster.]

§ A256-1 List of General Law acceptances.

MGL c./Sec.
Chapter/Acts of
Adoption Date/Art. No.
Subject
32/77
11-5-1912
Pensioning laborers
152/69
11-4-1913
Workmen's compensation
634/1911
11-3-1914
Retirement system
71/21
11-4-1919
Continuation of schools
41/6
3-1931
Official ballots
166/1946
11-5-1946
Contributory retirement
723/1945
ATM 3-1-1947/17
631/1947
ATM 3-7-1953/36
Public health
401/1956
ATM 3-9-1957/50
Indemnification
40/42A to 42F
ATM 3-9-1957/51
Water liens
71/16 to 16-l
STM 8-14-1957/2
Establishing regional school
149/37
ATM 3-2-1963/11
Nine-hour workday
32B
ATE 3-5-1966
Group insurance
139/1 to 3
STM 6-23-1966/7
Old buildings
553/1969
STM 11-6-1969/1
Construction of school building
114/22 to 26
ATM 3-14-1970/41
Election by ballot of a Board of Cemetery Commissioners consisting of 3 persons
90/20C
ATM 3-13-1971/28
Tagging of motor vehicles in violation of any rule, regulation, order or bylaw regulating the parking of motor vehicles and for disposition of such violation by payment of a fine through the District Court
823/1971
STM 11-16-1971/4
Elimination of special water assessments in town
486/1971
ATE 3-4-1972
Conduct of Beano
41/97A 40/8D
ATM 3-10-1973/25 STM 4-9-1974/1
Establishment of Police Department; appointment of Police Chief Establishment of Historical Commission consisting of 7 members
40/8G
STM 6-21-1976/2
Authorization of mutual aid
40/22D
STM 10-2-1978/15
Authorization to make rules and regulations providing for towing and storage of vehicles which impede removal or plowing of snow or which violate rules on parking or standing
258/13
ATE 4-11-1981
Indemnification of town employees
90/20A 1/2
STM 11-10-1981/8
Parking violations
743/1981
ATM 5-1-1982/33
Senior citizens tax exemption
40/22D
STM 12-13-1982/4
Authorization to adopt regulations providing for the towing of illegally parked vehicles
653/1982
STM 5-23-1983/2
Senior citizens tax exemption
258/1982
STM 5-23-1983/3
Tax exemption for the blind
44/53C
STM 10-3-1984/6
Special fund for compensation of Town employees for off-duty and special detail work
477/1984
ATM 4-6-1985/39
Exempting certain purchases from public bidding laws
48/42 32B/9C
STM 5-17-1986/7 STE 7-1-1987
Establishment of Fire Department and appointment of Fire Chief Firefighters survivors benefits
32B/9G
STE 7-1-1987
Police officers survivors benefits
83/16A-F
ATM 4-23-1988/30
Establishment of liens upon real estate for unpaid sewer charges
59/5, Clause 17D
STM 10-25-1988/3
Tax abatement to surviving spouses and minor children of deceased parents
140/147A
ATM 5-6-1989/35
Withdrawal from Worcester County dog program; establishment of local dog program
188, § 12/1985
ATM 5-6-1989/39
Equal educational opportunity grant for Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School
59/57B
STM 9-18-1989/6
Authorization for town to send 1 bill in any fiscal year for real estate or personal property taxes not in excess of $50
697/1987
ATM 5-5-1990/33
Establishing certain options for governmental units in the pension area
148/26, 26A, 26B, 26C, 26D, 26E, 26F, 26G, 26H, 27 and 27A
ATM 5-5-1990/34
Fire and smoke detection and warning systems
291/1990
ATM 6-8-1991/17
Enhanced 911 Service
188, § 12/1985
ATM 6-8-1991/24
Equal educational opportunity grant for Montachusett Regional Vocation Technical School
41/19J
ATM 6-20-1992/16
Alternative Provisions for additional compensation of clerks also serving on Boards of Registrars of Voters
188, § 12/1985 188, § 12/1985
ATM 6-20-1992/17 ATM 6-5-1993/26
Equal education opportunity grant for Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School Equal education opportunity grant for Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School
41/108L
STM 10-25-1993/11
Career incentive pay program
40/57
ATM 6-25-1994/32
Permits and licenses of delinquent taxpayers
64G/3A
Board of Selectmen, 1-17-1996
Imposition of local motel/hotel excise tax
44/53C
ATM 5-4-1996/35
Revolving fund for compensation for off-duty or special detail work of Westminster Fire Department employees
143/3Z
ATM 5-2-1998/35
Allowing local inspectors employed by the Building Department to engage in private practice for hire within the Town
40/8C
STM 10-12-1999/25
Allows for creation of Conservation Commissions and specifies the powers and duties of said Commissions
41/19K and 108P
ATM 5-6-2000/23
Allows for additional compensation to be paid to a Town Clerk and Collector or Treasurer, respectively upon certification and to raise and appropriate $1,000 for each official to provide such additional compensation
40/5F
ATM 5-5-2001/23
To defray the cost of operating the Emergency Medical Services Division of the Westminster Fire Department
44/53F 1/2
ATM 5-4-2002/32
Establish Water Enterprise Fund
44/53F 1/2
ATM 5-4-2002/33
Establish Sewer Enterprise Fund
40/8A
ATM 5-4-2002/34
Establish a Development and Industrial Commission for the promotion and development of the industrial resources of the Town; establishing membership and initial terms
59/5
5-4-2002/35
Annual application of 100% of cost-of-living adjustment as determined by Commissioner of Revenue to real estate exemptions issued under Clauses 17D and 41B of said chapter and section
148/261
STM 9-24-2002/3
Automatic sprinkler systems; new or rehabilitated multiunit residential structures
80/13B
5-3-2003/16
Allowing residents who are 65 years of age or older to enter into agreements by which payment of betterments assessed may be deferred
44/53F 1/2
5-3-2003/19
Establish Solid Waste Transfer Station Enterprise Fund
40/22F
11-4-2003/26
Allow Town boards and officers to set reasonable fees for licenses, permits, certificates and services
39/23D
79/2006
STM 11-14-2006/27
Allowing members of boards, commissions and committees who have missed a single adjudicatory hearing to participate in a decision on the matter under certain circumstances
59/57C
ATM 5-1-2007/33
To establish a quarterly tax payment system for real estate and personal property tax bills, effective with the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2008
32B/18
ATM 5-7-2011/39
Medicare extension plans; mandatory transfer of retirees