Town of Agawam, MA
Hampden County
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[The following is a list of the local option statutes accepted or rejected by the Town of Agawam.]

§ A185-1 List of local option statutes.

Local Option Statutes Accepted or Rejected
by the
Town of Agawam
MGL Chapter
Amended by Chapter
Of the Acts of
Date of Action
Result of Action
Topic
382
1871
8-29-1874
Accepted
Betterments
386
1890
4-6-1891
Accepted
Ballots
431
1888
4-7-1890
Accepted
Superintendent of Schools
347
1890
4-6-1891
Accepted
To have public libraries
417
1893
4-2-1894
Accepted
Precinct voting
353
1905
7-28-1905
Accepted
Providing a water supply
560
1907
4-4-1910
Accepted
Town election date
560, § 381
1907
10-25-1910
Accepted
Precinct voting
503
1912
11-5-1912
Accepted
Pensioning laborers
807
1913
11-4-1913
Accepted
Workmen's compensation
807
1913
3-2-1914
Accepted
Workmen's compensation
487
1913
1914
No action taken
Promotion of call men
494
1911
3-2-1914
Accepted
8-hour day
217
1914
11-3-1914
Accepted
Vacations for workers
688
1914
11-3-1914
Accepted
Saturday half holiday
790
1914
11-3-1914
Accepted
Abolition — party enrollment — primaries
1916, c. 104
11-7-1916
Accepted
New Year's Day a legal holiday
41, § 25A
11-7-1916
Accepted
Appointment of Assistant Assessors
311G
1919
11-4-1919
Accepted
Continuation schools
32, Art. 16
3-7-1917
Accepted
Fire Department of towns
§§ 33, 34 and 35
516
1922
3-5-1923
Accepted
Accounting system
94, § 120
3-7-1923
Accepted
Licensing slaughterhouses
41, §§ 73-81
371
1926
12-3-1926
Accepted
Railroad securities
3-9-1929
Accepted
Adopt a Board of Survey
118
1938
5-9-1938
Accepted
Payment of certain bills on account of deaths and injuries suffered by certain town officers
54, § 103A
227
1938
5-9-1938
Accepted Rejected
Payment of annuities to the widows of Rocco Cascella and C.B. Jones Absentee voting
32, § 1-28
11-5-1946
Accepted
Contributory retirement system
632
1955
11-8-1955
Accepted
Establish representative town government by limiting town meetings
33, § 59
10-22-1956
Accepted
Town employees shall not lose pay or vacation State Militia or during an annual tour of duty not exceeding 15 days as a member of the reserve component of the Armed Forces of the United States
48, § 58B
2-18-1957
Accepted
48-hour week for permanent fire fighters
41, § 19B
2-18-1957
Accepted
Tenure of office of Town Clerk
32B
730
1956
2-17-1958
Accepted
Group insurance
31, § 47
2-17-1958
Accepted
Provisions regarding civil service
93, § 3
1957
2-17-1958
Accepted
Board of Selectmen constitute Sewer Commission
93
1957
3-17-1958
Accepted
Operating and establishing a system of sewerage and sewage disposal
332
1958
3-7-1959
Accepted
Supervision of plumbing
241
1960
11-8-1960
Accepted
Chief of Fire Department under Civil Service Laws
297
1960
11-8-1960
Accepted
Holding of town elections
56
1961
3-4-1961
Accepted
Veterans Agent in Western Hampden Veterans Service District
286
1967
3-16-1968
Accepted
Time off or pay for police officers in certain criminal cases
78, § 19A
3-8-1969
Library appropriation
41, § 108
3-8-1969
Accepted
Fixing compensation for town elected offices
44, § 65
3-8-1969
Accepted
Vacation pay, advances to employees
90, § 20C
3-8-1969
Accepted
Parking of motor vehicles
32, § 58C
400
1967
3-8-1969
Rejected
Retirement allowances for police and fire
41, § 108I
3-13-1971
Accepted
A member of the Police Department assigned to photo or fingerprint identification work shall, after 1 year's service in such assignment, receive, in addition to his annual salary, $600. per year
41, § 108L
3-13-1971
Accepted
Establishing a career incentive pay program for the Police Department
486
1971
11-16-1971
Accepted
Licensing Beano
41, § 100B
1971
3-11-1972
Accepted
Indemnification of retired police officers and fire fighters
1974, C. 729
9-3-1974
Accepted
Recreation Department establish Revolving Fund
40, § 21
11-10-1975
Accepted
No parking in fire lanes of private ways
140, §§ 58 and 59
11-10-1975
Accepted
Fines for license holders
40, § 21 § 21
11-10-1975
Accepted
Special Act
11-8-1976
Accepted
Remove Police Chief from civil service
83, as amended 40, § 22D
9-13-1978 11-20-1978
Accepted Accepted
Sewers, drains and sidewalks Removal of vehicles parked in violation of law
377
1978
1-16-1979
Rejected
Granting of seasonal licenses for sale of alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises
148, § 26C
6-4-1979
Accepted
Requiring installation of automatic smoke or heat detectors
40, § 8D
7-2-1979
Accepted
Establishing Historical Commission
32B, § 9A
870
1977
9-4-1979
Accepted
138, § 17A
6-2-1980
Rejected (referred to Ordinance Committee)
40, § 81
9-17-1980
Accepted
Energy Resource Commission
1980, C. 416, § 2
1-7-1981
Accepted
Qualifications of certain Assessors
1974, C. 729
11-4-1981
Accepted
Park and Recreation revolving fund ($4,000.)
90, § 20A1/2
12-21-1981
Accepted
Certain changes in the laws relative to parking of motor vehicles
1981, C. 339
4-20-1982
Adopted
Authorizing cities and towns to allocate certain anticipated receipts
1981, C. 743
6-21-1982
Accepted
Exemption for surviving spouse and minor child, persons over 70
138, § 12B
9-7-1982
Accepted
Nudity in premises licensed to sell alcoholic beverages
1982, C. 296
2-22-1983
Accepted
Authorize cities and towns to compensate School Committee members
40, § 56
5-2-1983
Adopted
Residential factor of 1 for fiscal year 1983
40, § 56
1-17-1984
Accepted
Adopt residential factor open space property
1983, C. 348
4-2-1984
Accepted
Licensing and keeping of dogs
60A, § 1
5-21-1984
Accepted
Motor vehicle excise tax exemption for former POW's
40, § 56
11-6-1985
Accepted
Residential factor property taxed at same rate
188, § 13
1985
1-21-1986
Accepted
Accept professional development grants
71, § 52
8-4-1986
Accepted
Compensation to School Committee members
1986, C. 73
9-17-1986
Accepted
Enabling the town to provide relief from the impact of revaluation to persons 70 years old
32B, § 10A
9-17-1986
Accepted
Extending dental insurance benefits to employees and retirees
32B, § 11A
9-17-1986
Accepted
Extending optional life insurance to active employees
32B, § 16
9-17-1986
Accepted
Health insurance
44, § 53D
63
1986
12-15-1986
Accepted
Increase Park and Recreation revolving fund to $10,000
1986, C. 194
6-15-1987
Accepted
Authorizing a city or town to establish a scholarship fund
1986, C. 705
12-21-1987
Accepted
Life insurance coverage for town employees and retired employees; increase limit to $5,000
40, § 56
8-1-1988
Adopted
Residential factor of 1 and all property be taxed at same rate
40, § 56
11-21-1988
Adopted
Residential factor of 1 and all property be taxed at same rate for FY 1989
41, § 91
1-17-1989
Accepted
Constables
140, § 147A
8-7-1989
Accepted
Empowered to enact bylaws and ordinances relative to the regulation of dogs
40, § 56
8-7-1989
Adopted
Residential factor of 82.6951 be utilized for FY 1990
1989, C. 213
10-16-1989
Accepted
Authorizing cities and towns to penalize those who abandon motor vehicles
148, § 26G
4-17-1990
Accepted
Install automatic sprinklers in new buildings of more than 7,500 gross square feet in nonresidential buildings
148, § 26I
4-17-1990
Accepted
Installation of automatic sprinklers in buildings hereafter constructed or rehabilitated for residence and containing not fewer than 4 dwelling units
C. 653, § 40, of Acts of 1989
6-4-1990
Accepted
Concerning assessment of buildings erected during the period of January 2 through June 30
32, § 22D
12-3-1990
Accepted
Wellness program, entrance and in-service physical fitness standards for applicable police and fire personnel, and the repeal of the CAP of $30,000 in conjunction with the Hampden County Retirement Board
40, § 39J1/2
12-17-1990
Accepted or town shall charge for
As of 1-1-1991, no city water on a descending unit rate basis
30B, § 12(b)
2-19-1991
Accepted
Authorizing the chief procurement officer to solicit and award any and all contracts for any term not to exceed 5 years
1990, C. 291
4-1-1991
Accepted
Participation in enhanced 911 emergency telephone system
71, § 20A
2-18-1992
Accepted
Creation of an instructional trust fund account
40, § 56
9-21-1992
Accepted
Adopting a residential factor of .941375
59, § 5
5-3-1993
Accepted
Raising tax exemption for veteran service organizations
59, § 5
5-3-1993
Accepted
Allowing tax exemption for veteran service organizations
41, § 108L
12-20-1993
Accepted
"Quinn Bill" entitling members of the bargaining unit to receive police career incentive pay benefits
44, § 53F1/2
2-7-1994
Establishing an enterprise fund for operation of golf course
138, § 12
C. 481
1993
6-6-1994
Accepted
Allowing common victualers licensed to sell wine and malt beverages to also sell liqueurs and cordials
40, §§ 13A and 13C
10-3-1994
Accepted
Allowing the town to establish funds to pay workers' compensation claims
41, § 19J
4-6-1998
Approved
Increase annual stipend for the Clerk of the Board of Registrars
32, § 9D
6-1-1998
Approved
Pay one-half the amount of the premium to be paid by the surviving spouse of an insured or retired employee for health insurance
32, § 103H
12-6-1999
Accepted
Granting noncontributing retirees cost of living adjustments in the same amount and at the same time that such adjustments are granted to contributory retirees
170
1999
3-8-2000
Accepted
Allowing additional compensation of a town clerk or municipal collector or treasurer upon certification
32B, § 7A; 32B, § 9E
6-18-2001
Accepted
Authorizing the Town to pay more than 50% of an active or retired insured employee's total monthly cost for health insurance
44B, §§ 3 through 7
9-4-2001
Accepted
To establish a Community Preservation Fund
40, § 8J
4-20-2004
Accepted
Establish a Commission on Disability
39, § 23D
11-8-2006
Accepted
Attendance requirements for members of municipal boards
43D
3-24-2008
Accepted
Expediting permitting process (Priorty Development Sites)
32B, § 20
8-6-2012
Accepted
Other Post Employment Benefits Liability Trust Fund