Town of Nantucket, MA
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§ A300-1 List of acceptances

The following is a list of Massachusetts General Laws accepted by the Town of Nantucket:
Date/Meeting
Statutory Reference
Subject
1901 ATM
Ch. 186, Acts of 1895
Relative to the watering of public streets
1901 STM
Ch. 482, Acts of 1901
Relative to the election of the Town Clerk for a term of three years
1903 STM
Ch. 404, Acts of 1903
Relative to Cliff Bathing Beach
1903 BAL
1903 Act
Providing for joint caucuses of all political parties
1904 ATM
MGL c. 102, §§ 122 - 126
Relative to abating smoke nuisance
1909 ATM
Ch. 209, Acts of 1908
Relative to protecting forest land from fire
1912 BAL
Ch. 503, Acts of 1912
Relative to pensions for laborers in employ of Town
1913 BAL
Ch. 807, Acts of 1913
Relative to worker's compensation for on-the-public-job injuries
1914 STM
Ch. 290, Acts of 1899; Ch. 388, Acts of 1913
Relative to the Fire Department
1914 BAL
Ch. 514, § 42, Acts of 1909; Ch. 494, Acts of 1911
Relative to providing an eight-hour workday for Town employees
1914 BAL
Ch. 217, Acts of 1914
Relative to vacations of laborers employed by cities and towns
1914 BAL
Ch. 790, Acts of 1914
Abolition of party enrollment at primary elections
1914 BAL
Ch. 688, Acts of 1914
Saturday 1/2 holiday pay loss of pay for laborers
1916 BAL
Ch. 98, Acts of 1916
Relative to a constitutional convention
1916 BAL
Ch. 104, Acts of 1916
Making January 1, New Year's Day, a legal holiday
1916 BAL
Ch. 179, Acts of 1916
Preventing voters of one political party from voting in primaries of another
1918 ATM
MGL c. 91, § 85
Relative to Selectmen assuming control of fisheries
1918 STM
Ch. 293, Acts of 1916
Relative to licensing vehicles that transport passengers
1919 BAL
Ch. 311, Acts of 1919
Relative to establishment and maintenance of continuation schools for employed minors
1919 BAL
Ch. 116, Acts of 1919
Providing deposits in savings banks and interest dividends
1920 STM
Ch. 655, §§ 1 - 3, Acts of 1913
Relative to noncombustible roofs
1922 BAL
Ch. 459, Acts of 1922
Relative to District Attorney being member of the Bar of the Commonwealth
1922 BAL
Ch. 368, Acts of 1921
Relative to any voluntary association of five or more may be sued in common name
1922 BAL
Ch. 427, Acts of 1922
Manufacture, sale, possession, etc., of intoxicating liquor is criminal offense
1923 ATM
MGL c. 136, §§ 21 - 28
Relative to games and sports on Sundays
1923 STM
MGL c. 114, § 18
Relative to Old North Cemetery
1923 BAL
Ch. 516, Acts of 1922
Relative to installation of an accounting system by commonwealth
1924 STM
MGL c. 148, § 6
Relative to fire protection
1924 STM
Ch. 176, Acts of 1924
Relative to Cliffs Beach
1924 BAL
Ch. 473, Acts of 1923
Relative to construction and maintenance of highways by gasoline excise tax
1924 BAL
Ch. 370, Acts of 1923
Lawful permit needed to manufacture, transport, import, export intoxicating liquor and certain nonintoxicating beverages
1925 STM
MGL c. 41, § 55
Authorize Selectmen to appoint a Town Accountant
1928 ATM
MGL c. 41, §§ 70 - 72
Create a Planning Board of five members
1928 ATM
MGL c. 166, § 32
Appointment of an Inspector of Wiring
1928 ATM
MGL c. 147, §§ 32 - 48
Regarding licensing of boxing matches
1929 ATM
MGL c. 136, §§ 21 - 25
Authorize Selectmen to grant licenses for Sunday baseball or sports and to regulate admission to be charged
1934 ATM
Ch. 391, Acts of 1923
Relative to water rates, charge accounts and related water and Water Department matters
1934 ATM
MGL c. 32, § 88
Authorizing payment to dependents of persons killed while aiding police or firemen
1934 BAL
MGL c. 131
Relative to traps used for furbearing animals and conditions for suspension
1936 ATM
MGL c. 31, § 48
Relating to the three permanent members of the Fire Department
1936 ATM
MGL c. 31, § 49
Relating to the Chief of the Fire Department
1936 ATM
MGL c. 31, § 48
Relating to the regular police force
1936 ATM
MGL c. 31, § 49
Relating to the Chief of Police
1937 ATM
MGL c. 39, § 14
Moderator to be elected by official ballot
1938 ATM
MGL c. 45, § 19
Relative to the laying out and use of the public domain as a Town forest
1938 ATM
Ch. 77, Acts of 1937
An Act providing for absentee voting at regular Town elections
1938 ATM
MGL c. 40, §§ 42A - 42F
Relative to the collection of water rents for municipal plants
1943 ATM
MGL c. 85
Relative to registration and operation of bicycles
1946 BAL
MGL c. 32, §§ 1 - 28
Relative to contributory retirement system for town employees
1947 ATM
MGL c. 31, § 48
Rescind 1936 vote relating to three permanent members of the Fire Department
1947 ATM
MGL c. 31, § 49
Rescind 1936 vote relating to the Chief of the Fire Department
1948 STM
Ch. 200, Acts of 1948
Authorize Town to establish a Veterans Housing Authority and provide funds for same
1949 STM
MGL c. 136, § 4B
Authorize Selectmen to grant licenses for the operation of bowling alleys on the Lord's day
1951 ATM
MGL c. 152, § 69
Enlarging the types of employment which the Town may cover under workmen's compensation insurance
1952 ATM
MGL c. 32, §§ 56 - 59
Relative to retirement and pensions of veterans of Spanish and World Wars
1953 ATM
MGL c. 148, § 56
Relative to licensing of open-air parking spaces
1954 ATM
Ch. 710, Acts of 1941
Relative to the registration and operation of bicycles
1960 ATM
MGL c. 45, §§ 14 and 18
Establish a Park and Recreation Commission consisting of five unpaid members who shall be resident taxpayers of the Town of Nantucket
1961 ATM
Ch. 647, Acts of 1960
Increasing amounts of pensions and retirement allowances payable to certain former public employees and widows of certain deceased former public employees
1963 ATM
MGL c. 40, § 8C
Establishment of a Conservation Commission for the Town of Nantucket
1964 ATM
Ch. 478, Acts of 1963
Relative to increasing the amounts of pensions and retirement allowances payable to certain former public employees
1965 STM
Ch. 169, Acts of 1965
Authorizing the Town of Nantucket to establish a Board of Public Works exercising the powers of certain other boards, commissions, departments and Town officers
1965 STM
Ch. 360, Acts of 1965
Authorizing the Selectmen of the Town of Nantucket to prohibit the use of motorcycles on certain ways in the Old and Historic Nantucket District during certain hours
1965 ATM
Ch. 486, Acts of 1964
Increasing the amounts of pensions and retirement allowances to certain former public employees
1973 ATM
MGL c. 48, § 57G
Compensation for Fire and Police Departments
1973 ATM
MGL c. 90, § 20C
Relative to parking violations, tags, appearance, fines, failure to appear
1973 STM
MGL c. 59, § 21A
Relative to additional compensation to Assessors who have completed certain courses of study
1974 STM
Ch. 401, Acts of 1966
Authorizing coverage of elected or appointed officers under the Workmen's Compensation Act
1974 STM
MGL c. 40, § 22D
Relative to towing of vehicles illegally parked or standing on public ways
1976 ATM
MGL c. 40, § 6H
Relative to repairs on unaccepted roads (NOTE: later repealed)
1976 ATM
Ch. 710, Acts of 1975
Requiring the installation of automatic smoke or heat detectors in hotels, boarding or loading houses or family hotels
1976 ATM
MGL c. 41, § 97A
Relative to the establishment, membership and regulation of the Police Department
1976 ATM
MGL c. 41, § 25
Relative to Selectmen appointing one Town Assessor for term of not more than three years
1980 ATM
MGL c. 138, § 17A
Relative to additional seasonal alcoholic beverage licenses
1980 BAL
MGL c. 258, § 13
Relative to indemnification of Town officials
1981 STM
MGL c. 90, § 20A.5
Relative to the collection of parking fines in municipalities
1982 STM
MGL c. 44, § 53E
Relative to appropriations by Town bodies, costs may be offset by fees charged
1983 STM
MGL c. 121B, § 4
Relative to the organization of a Housing Authority for Nantucket
1984 STM
MGL c. 83, §§ 16A - 16F
Relative to unpaid sewer charges becoming a tax lien on real property
1986 ATM
MGL c. 40, § 8J
Relative to the establishment of a Handicap Commission[1]
1987 ATM
Ch. 194, Acts of 1986
Authorizing a city or town to establish a scholarship fund
1988 ATM
MGL c. 40, § 22D
Relative to towing of vehicles illegally parked or standing in public ways
1988 ATM
MGL c. 64G, § 3A
Relative to local room occupancy tax
1989 BAL
MGL c. 43C, § 13
Establishment of a consolidated Department of Municipal Inspections
1989 BAL
MGL c. 43C, § 11
Establishment of a consolidated Department of Municipal Finance
1989 STM
MGL c. 41, § 108L
Relative to police career incentive pay program
1990 STM
MGL c. 40, § 8G
Relative to police mutual aid
1991 ATM
MGL c. 71, § 71E
Relative to funding for community school programs, adult education and continuing education
1991 ATM
MGL c. 40, § 6A
Relative to use of public funds for advertising
1991 ATM
Ch. 291, Acts of 1990
Relative to funding enhanced 911 emergency telephone service
1991 ATM
MGL c. 41, § 81U
Relative to allowing use of developer's forfeited funds
1992 ATM
MGL c. 44, § 53D
Establishment of a revolving fund for the Park and Recreation Commission
1992 ATM
MGL c. 32B, § 18
Relative to health insurance for retired employees
1993 ATM
MGL c. 40, § 13C
Establishment of reserve fund for workers' compensation self-insurance
1993 ATM
Ch. 328, Acts of 1992
Act authorizing the Town of Nantucket and the County of Nantucket to adopt a consolidated charter
1994 ATM
MGL c. 266, § 9
Relative to negligent use of fire
1995 ATM
MGL c. 40, § 22F
Relative to fixing reasonable fees and charges
1995 ATM
MGL c. 41, § 41B
Relative to deposit of salaries and wages
1996 ATM, MGL c. 59, § 57C, Relative to quarterly tax payments
[Repealed 10-19-2004
ATM by Art. 16]
1996 ATM
MGL c. § 65
Relative to advances of vacation time
1997 ATM
MGL c. 140, § 147A
Relative to the regulation of dogs
1997 ATM
MGL c. 40, § 57
Relative to suspension of licenses and permits for nonpayment of fees
2000 ATM
Ch. 170, Acts of 1999
Additional compensation of a Town Clerk of Municipal Collector or Treasurer upon certification
2001 ATM
MGL c. 44B, §§ 3 - 7
Community Preservation Act
2003 ATM
MGL c. 59, § 5, cl. 41C
Property tax exemption to certain qualifying senior citizens
2003 ATM
Ch. 184, § 51, Acts of 2002
Adjusting senior citizen tax factors as set forth in MGL c. 59, § 5, cl. 41c, effective July 1, 2003 for Fiscal Year 2004
2005
MGL c. 41, § 100G 1/4
Payment of funeral expenses of fire fighters and police officers killed in performance of duties
2005 ATM
MGL c. 40, § 8D
Establishment of Nantucket Historical Commission
2007 ATM
MGL, c. 32, § 4
Retirement systems and pensions; creditable service for permanent-intermittent or call fire fighters
2008 ATM
Ch. 77, Acts of 2005
Town pay for public employees on military leave
2008 ATM
MGL c. 39, § 23D
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
2008 ATM
MGL c. 43D, as amended by Ch. 205, § 11, Acts of 2006
Designation of land at proposed downtown redevelopment sites as a priority development site
2008 ATM
MGL c. 43D, as amended by Ch. 205, § 11, Acts of 2006
Designation of land at 2 Fairgrounds Road as a priority development site
2008 ATM
MGL c. 43D, as amended by Ch. 205, § 11, Acts of 2006
Designation of land at proposed industrial development area - Bunker Road as a priority development site
2009 ATM
MGL c. 32B, § 20
Other Post-Employment Benefits Liability Trust Fund
2009 ATM
MGL c. 44, § 55C
Affordable Housing Trust Fund[2]
2009 ATM
MGL c. 59, § 57C
Quarterly tax payments
2009 STM
MGL c. 64L, § 2
Local option meals tax
2009 STM
MGL c. 64G, § 3A, as amended by Ch. 27, §§ 51 and 52, Acts of 2009
Increase in local room occupancy excise
2010 ATM
MGL c. 44, § 53F 1/2
Enterprise fund for Our Island Home
2010 ATM
MGL c. 32B, § 20
Other Post-Employment Benefits Liability Trust Fund
2011 ATM
MGL c. 59, § 57C
Quarterly tax bills, beginning in 2013
2012 ATM
MGL c. 59, § 5K
Establishing a program for persons over 60 to volunteer to provide services to the Town in exchange for a reduction in the real estate property tax bills of such person
2016 ATM
MGL c. 83, §§ 15C and 15D
Authorizing Town to collect interest on unpaid sewer betterment assessments and to apportion all future sewer assessments over a period not to exceed 30 years
2016 ATM
MGL c. 80, § 13B
Deferment of payment of betterment assessments for certain low-income elderly homeowners
2016 ATM
MGL c. 140, § 139
Exemption from dog license fee for owners aged 70 or older
2016 ATM
MGL c. 90, § 22B, Para. (b) through (k)
Allowing Town to remove abandoned motor vehicles using noncriminal processne
[1]
Editor's Note: Pursuant to Ch. 260, Acts of 1990, § 10, "Handicapped Commission" is now "Disability Commission."
[2]
Editor's Note: For the complete provisions of the Town of Nantucket Affordable Housing Trust, see 4-6-2009 ATM Art. 72, on file in the Town Clerk's office. The Affordable Housing Trust Fund was also amended 4-4-2011 ATM by Art. 78, approved 7-26-2011.