City of Haverhill, MA
Essex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Haverhill (Ch. A258 of the 1980 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ A258-1 List.

The following is a list of the General Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts accepted by the City of Haverhill.
Year
Accepted
Subject
Statute
1873
Sidewalks
1872, c. 303
1873
Veto power of mayors of cities
1873, c. 139
1874
Fire prevention
1872, c. 243
1878
Unsafe and dangerous buildings
1878, c. 47
1879
Boards of health
1877, c. 133
1880
Apportionment of sewer and sidewalk assessments
1878, c. 249
1884
Special assessments for public improvements
1880, c. 187
1884
Inspection of buildings (Secs. 4 to 12, inclusive)
1880, c. 104
1884
Common nuisances (Secs. 1 to 5, inclusive)
1880, c. 101
1890
Authorization for public parks
1882, c. 154
1891
Inspection and sale of provisions and animals intended for slaughter
1880, c. 58
1891
Preservation of public health
1890, c. 74
1892
Manufacture and distribution of gas and electricity
1891, c. 370
1892
Watering of streets
1891, c. 179
1893
Watering of streets (second adoption)
1891, c. 179
1894
Repair of private drains in streets
1893, c. 312
1896
Sewers, drains and sidewalks (Secs. 1 to 7, inclusive, and 14 and 25)
1880 P.S., c. 50
1899
Eight-hour workday for City and Town employees
1899, c. 344
1901
Term of office of City Clerk
1901, c. 332
1903
Joint caucuses of political and municipal parties
1903, c. 454
1904
Joint caucuses acceptance revoked by 1904, c. 377
1903, c. 454
1905
Municipal building insurance funds
1905, c. 191
1905
Term of office of Municipal Auditor
1905, c. 373
1908
City firemen's pension (Sec. 81)
1899, R.L.C. 32
1908
Reserve police force (Secs. 26 to 28, inclusive)
1899, c. 108
1908
Public playgrounds
1908, c. 513
1910
Sale of certain items on Sunday
1909, c. 423
1911
Use of school halls for other than school purposes
1911, c. 367
1911
Appointment of deputy election officers
1911, c. 436
1912
Police pensions (Sec. 29, as amended)
1899, c. 108
1912
Pensioning laborers
1912, c. 503
1912
Vacations for Fire Department members
1912, c. 546
1912
Independent agricultural school (Essex County)
1912, c. 587
1913
Promotion of call men in Fire Department
1913, c. 487
1913
Compensation for public employees for injuries sustained in course of employment
1913, c. 807
1914
Vacations of laborers
1914, c. 217
1914
Saturday, half holiday for laborers
1914, c. 688
1914
Abolish enrollment and limit membership of ward and Town committees
1914, c. 790
1916
Authorization for maintenance of schools of agriculture and horticulture
1916, c. 185
1916
Boards of Survey
1916, c. 190
1917
Licensing of coffee houses
1917, c. 23
1917
One day off in 15 for police officers
1911, c. 210
1917
Payment of part of salary for men in military service
1917, c. 254
1918
Purchasing departments
1916, c. 223
1918
Bonds of jitney operators
1916, c. 293
1919
Two-platoon system in Fire Department
1919, c. 132
1919
Continuation School
1919, c. 311
1920
Days off for police officers
1920, c. 166
1920
Sunday sports
1920, c. 240
1920
Fire prevention
1920, c. 436
1922
Pensions for laborers (§ 77, Par. B)
MGL c. 32
1922
Exempting firemen from jury service (Sec. 1)
MGL c. 234
1929
Pensions for laborers (§ 77, Par. B)
MGL c. 32
1930
Payments to widows and children of police and firemen
MGL c. 32, § 89
1933
Advance payment of taxes
1933, c. 99
1933
Borrowing money for welfare
1933, c. 307
1937
Pensions for veterans of Spanish and World Wars
MGL c. 32, §§ 56 to 60
1937
Pensions
MGL c. 32, § 60A
1942
License for renting boats, bathing suits, etc.
MGL c. 140, §§ 194, 195, 196
1942
Money for uniforms for police and fire departments
MGL c. 40, § 6B
1943
Agent for state and military aid and soldier's relief
MGL c. 115, § 3A
1945
Vacations for employees who return to work after serving in armed forces
1945, c. 447
1945
Control of Planning Board
MGL c. 41, § 81F, G, H, J
1946
Advances of vacation pay
1945, c. 635
1946
Single contributory retirement law for public employees
1945, c. 658
1946
Licensing of bowling alleys to operate on Sunday
1946, c. 207
1946
Increase in pension payment for certain former public employees
1946, c. 559
1946
Retirement of certain members of police force, etc. (Secs. 2 and 3)
1946, c. 576
1947
Advance date of biennial election
1947, c. 157
1948
Election and powers and duties of Mayor and Aldermen; municipal departments and subdepartments
1948, c. 166
1948
Increase in pension payments for certain former public employees
1948, c. 588
1948
Repealed 1954, c. 368, § 1
MGL c. 40, § 27A
1948
Municipal planning
MGL c. 41, §§ 81A-81J
1948
Vacations for firemen and policemen
MGL c. 41, § 111A
1949
Office of Mayor and administration of City
1949, c. 338
1949
Removal of snow and ice from private ways
MGL c. 40, § 6C
1950
Forty-eight-hour week for foremen
MGL c. 48, § 58B
1950
Development and Industrial Commission
1950, c. 181
1951
Regional school district authorized
1951, c. 317
1952
Application of Ch. 31 of General Laws
1952, MGL c. 31, § 47
1952
No loss in pay for militia
MGL c. 39, § 59
1952, 1958
Five-day week for policemen
MGL c. 147, § 17B
1953
Rent control
1953, c. 434
1953
Repairs on private ways
MGL c. 40, § 6F
1955
Pay or compensatory time for certain public employees required to work on legal holidays
1953, c. 640
1956
Operation and registration of bicycles
MGL c. 85, § 11A
1958
Licensing of motor vehicles used for carrying passengers for hire
1916, c. 293
1958
Authorization for commissions to promote business and industry in cities and towns
1954, c. 297
1958
Pensions for widows of policemen and firemen under noncontributory retirement law
1956, c. 374
1958
Authorization for payroll deductions for charitable contributions by certain employees
1956, c. 489
1958
Increase amounts of pension, retirement allowances, etc.
1955, c. 670
1959
Burnt or dangerous buildings
1959, MGL c. 139, §§ 1, 2, 3
1961
Annuities to surviving spouse or children of certain officials
1960, c. 670
1964
Armed forces
MGL c. 33, § 59
1964
Unpaid bills
1964, c. 421
1964
Advance retirement payments
MGL c. 32, § 99
1964
Water pipes
MGL c. 40, § 42G, H and I
1965
Exempting individuals from civil service
1965, c. 287
1965
Conservation and Planning Directors
MGL c. 40, § 8C
1965
Pensions and retirement
1959, c. 493
1965
Pedestrial control rules
1962, c. 409
1965
Plan A government accepted by voters
c. 290
1965
Control of stadium
1929, c. 168
1966
Insurance benefits (City employees)
MGL c. 32B, § 3
1966
Insurance benefits (City employees)
MGL c. 32, §§ 9A and 11B
1967
Historical Commission as amended
1963, c. 697
1968
Use of facsimile stamp for Mayor's signature
MGL c. 44, § 16A
1968
Snow removal
MGL c. 40, § 22D
1969
Unpaid bills (Benson Hospital)
1969, c. 480
1969
Decision of Board of Appeals
MGL c. 40A, § 20
1970
Easement-Massachusetts Electric Co.
1970, c. 432
1970
Name Cong. William H. Bates Bridge
1970, c. 21
1970
Career incentive for police
1970, c. 835
1971
Employee's medical insurance
MGL c. 32B, § 7A
1971
Indemnify retired police and firemen
MGL c. 41, § 100B
1972
Salary increases to be retroactive
1970, c. 211
1972
Insure pensioners
1972, c. 763
1973
Retroactive increases
1973, c. 47
1974
Reconsideration of zoning amendments
MGL c. 40A, § 8
1974
Repair certain private ways
MGL c. 40, § 6I
1974
Repair private ways without liabilities
MGL c. 40, § 6H
1974
Industrial Development Finance Authority
1972, c. 7751973, c. 1160
1975
Waive Municipal Building Inspector's fees
1972, c. 802, §§ 108-115
1976
Smoke or heat detectors in hotels and lodging houses
1975, c. 710
1978
Violations of parking regulations
MGL c. 90, § 20C
1978
Fees for certificates of liens
MGL c. 60, § 23A
1978
Collection of water bills
MGL c. 40, § 42A-42F
1978
Retroactive water bills
c. 40, §§ 42A to 42F
1979
Sewer assessments
MGL c. 83, § 16A to F
1979
Last day for filing nomination papers
MGL c. 53, § 9A
1979
Limited real estate tax abatements
1978, c. 576
1980
Sealed bid advertising
1980, c. 217
1980
Qualification of certain Assessors
1980, c. 416
1980
Smoke detectors in certain residential buildings
MGL c. 148, § 26E
1980
Smoke or heat detectors in certain apartment houses, hotels, boarding- or lodging houses or family hotels
MGL c. 148, § 26C
1981
Continuance of insurance coverages upon involuntary termination of employment
MGL c. 32B, § 17
1981
Transfer of parking ticket function from District Court to City
MGL c. 90, § 20A 1/2
1982
Real estate tax exemption
MGL c. 59, § 5, Clause 17C
1982
Regulation of operation of certain premises licensed to sell alcoholic beverages
1981, c. 606
1983
Issuance of additional licenses by the License Commission
MGL c. 138, § 17A
1983
Establishment of recreation and park self-supporting revolving funds
MGL c. 44, § 53D
1983
Issuance without payment of a fee of distinctive license plates to former prisoners of war
c. 597
1983
Regulation of installation of automatic sprinkler systems
1982, c. 545
1983
Real estate exemption for the blind and the elderly
MGL c. 59, § 5, Clauses 37A and 41B
1985
Authorization to impose a local excise tax upon the transfer of occupancy of any room or rooms in a hotel, lodging house or motel within the City
MGL c. 145, § 3A
1985
Professional development grant program for purpose of supplementing teacher compensation
MGL c. 188, § 13
1985
Indemnification of municipal employees, elected or appointed
MGL c. 258, § 13
1986
Establishment of reserve force of firemen in Haverhill Fire Department
MGL c. 48, §§ 59B, 59C, 59D and 59E
1986
Provision for minimum teacher salaries for school years 1985-1986 and 1986-1987
MGL c. 188, § 17
1986
Tax exemption
MGL c. 59, § 5. Clauses 17D and 41C
1987
Tax exemption
MGL c. 59. § 5, Clause 5A
1987
Purchasing Agents in cities and town
MGL c. 18, § 103
1987
Increase in life insurance for retirees
1986, c. 705
1987
Automatic sprinkler systems in lodging and boarding houses
MGL c. 48, § 26H
1988
Increase in veterans' tax exemption
MGL c. 59, § 5B
1988
Authorization to increase fees for certificates of liens
1987, c. 306
1988
Raise in minimum teacher's salary to $20,000
MGL c. 71, § 40
1988
Compensation of City Clerk serving as Clerk of City Council
MGL c. 41, § 19F, and 1988, c. 93
1988
Regulation of retirement benefits of certain police officers and fire fighters
1988, c. 172
1988
Appeal mechanism with respect to local appeal procedure of Massachusetts Blue Laws
MGL c. 136, § 7A
1989
Voter education and voluntary registration sessions to be conducted one day each year in City schools by the Registrars of Voters
MGL c. 54, § 42-C, and 1988, c. 281
1989
Regulation of dogs and assumption of dog services currently performed by the County of Essex
MGL c. 140, § 147A
1989
Authorization for City Council to increase appropriation for school support over amount requested by Mayor but within property tax limitations set forth in MGL c. 159, § 21c
MGL c. 44, § 32, and 1987, c. 329
1989
Authorization for cities and towns to penalize those who abandoned motor vehicles
1989, c. 213, Subsection (b) through (k), inclusive
1990
Handicapped Commissions
MGL c. 40, § 8J
1991
Revised procurement procedures
1989, c. 687
1991
Quarterly tax payments
MGL c. 59, § 57C
1991
Prohibiting nudity or partial nudity in licensed premises
MGL c. 138, § 12B
1991
Enhanced 911 services
1990, c. 291
1991
Repeal of cap on salary used to compute retirement allowances
MGL c. 32, § 22(1)(b 1/2)
1991
Supplemental dependent allowance relative to increased benefits for dependents of accidental disability retirees
MGL c. 32, § 7(2)(a)(iii)
1991
Additional accrual of retirement benefits by employees over 70
MGL c. 32, § 90G 1/2
1991
Vesting period for ordinary disability retirement benefits
MGL c. 32, § 6(1)
1991
Eligibility for hardship exemption and tax deferral
MGL c. 59, § 5, Clause 41A
1991
Teachers' summer pay deferral
1991, c. 223
1992
Teachers' summer pay deferral for fiscal year 1993
1991, c. 336
1993
Permitting members to continue to accrue creditable service beyond age 70
1990, c. 254, § 3
1995
Retirement Board members' compensation
MGL c. 32, § 20(6)
1996
Disposal of refuse on highways, public property or in coastal or inland waters
MGL c. 270, § 16
1996
Building permits
MGL c. 40, § 57 as amended by Ch. 74 of the Acts of 1996
1996
Use of time in armed forces toward retirement time
Ch. 71 of the Acts of 1996, as amended by Ch. 188 of the Acts of 1996
1997
Establishment and powers and duties of local historical commissions
MGL c. 40, § 8D
1997
Sale of property with residential or commercial buildings by public auction
MGL c. 60. § 77B
1998
Annual cost of living adjustments for retirees
Ch. 17 of the Acts of 1997
1999
Grant of cost of living adjustments to noncontributory retirees
Ch. 456 of the Acts of 1998
1999
Medicare extension plans; mandatory transfer of retirees
MGL c. 32B, § 18
2000
Regulation of real estate abatements for the elderly
Ch. 181, § 1, of the Acts of 1995
2001
Increasing allowances of former employees retired on account of accidental disability[1]
MGL c. 32, § 90A
2001
Increasing retirement allowances of certain superannuated employees[2]
MGL c. 32, § 90A
2001
Increasing retirement allowances of certain employees retired for ordinary disability[3]
MGL c. 32, § 90D
2001
Extending the time for mailing Fiscal Year 2002 actual tax bills in communities using the quarterly payment system from December 31, 2001, to January 31, 2002
Ch. 203, § 19, Acts of 2001
2002
Budget control
Ch. 653, § 40, Acts of 1989
2002
Local government workforce reduction through early retirement incentive program for certain employees
Ch. 116, Acts of 2002
2002
Authorizing certain public employees creditable retirement service time for active service in the armed forces
Ch. 116, § 6, Acts of 2002
2003
Agreements for mutual police aid programs
MGL c. 40, § 8G
2005
Employment contracts for police chiefs and fire chiefs
MGL c. 41, § 108O
2006
An Act relative to disability retirement benefits for veterans — payment of $15 for each year of creditable service, up to a maximum of $300 per year, to be added to their retirement allowance
Ch. 157, § 1, Acts of 2005
2006
An Act relative to disability retirement benefits for veterans — retroactive veteran benefits
Ch. 157, § 2, Acts of 2005
2006
In order to protect the health or safety of persons or property, the City be authorized to expend in excess of its appropriation and that the amount expended is to be raised by the Assessors on the next year's tax recap
Pursuant to MGL c. 44, § 31
2006
Contributory insurance: Subsidiary or additional rate; payment by political subdivisions; premium payment by retired employee; acceptance of section[4]
MGL c. 32B, § 9E
2006
Increasing the accidental death benefit payable to surviving children
Ch. 55, Acts of 2006
2006
Minimum fair cash value in excess of $2,500 required for personal property accounts to be taxable with the City
MGL c. 59, § 5, cl. 54
2006
Deferral of taxes due by a member of the Massachusetts National Guard or reservist on active duty outside the commonwealth
MGL c. 59, § 5L
2006
Providing that the expenditure of any balance of funds received from the lease of School Department real property at the end of a fiscal year shall remain in said account and may be expended for the upkeep and maintenance of any facility under the control of the School Committee
MGL c. 40, § 3
2007
Attendance requirement of municipal board, committee and commission members for adjudicatory hearings for Appeals Board, Planning Board and Conservation Commission
MGL c. 39, § 23D
2007
Expedited permitting
MGL c. 43D
2008
Consolidated department of municipal finance; petition summary; ordinance or bylaw
MGL c. 43C, § 11
2008
Maximum age restrictions for municipal police officers and firefighters
MGL c. 31, § 58A
2009
Transfer of City subscribers to the commonwealth's Group Insurance Commission ("Coalition Bargaining")
MGL c. 32B, § 19
2009
Consolidation of Personnel/Human Resources Departments
MGL c. 17, § 37M
2011
Municipal health insurance
MGL c. 32B, §§ 21-23
2012
Increasing allowance of members retired on superannuation, accidental disability or ordinary disability with at least 25 years of creditable service
Ch. 176, § 48, Acts of 2012
2013
Sales of alcoholic beverages by on-premises licensees on Sundays and certain holidays; sales between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon
MGL c. 138, § 33B
2013
Increase benefit for widows/widowers of accidental disability retiree members
MGL c. 32, § 101
2014
Increase cost of living adjustment base
Ch. 188, § 19, Acts of 2010
2017
Attendance requirement of municipal board, committee and commission members for adjudicatory hearings for the Board of Health
MGL c. 39, § 23D
2017
Disposition of abandoned funds
MGL c. 200A, § 9A
[1]
Editor's Note: This acceptance was amended 6-12-2001 by Doc. 73-B to include the letter from the Haverhill Retirement Board of 4-24-2001 and all attachments thereto.
[2]
Editor's Note: This acceptance was amended 6-12-2001 by Doc. 74-B to include the letter from the Haverhill Retirement Board of 4-24-2001 and all attachments thereto.
[3]
Editor's Note: This acceptance was amended 6-12-2001 by Doc. 75-B to include the letter from the Haverhill Retirement Board of 4-24-2001 and all attachments thereto.
[4]
Editor's Note: Doc. 43-D, adopted 6-13-2006, which accepted this statute, also provided as follows: "Also, pursuant to said MGL c. 32B, § 9E, any subsidiary or additional rate of contribution from the City towards the premium for contributory group medical insurance for employees retired from the service of the City, and their dependants, shall be determined by the Mayor."