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A

209A restraining order (abuse prevention)

c.209A, s.1-10

Abandoned property

c.200A, s.1-17

   -Lost goods & stray animals

c.134, s.1-7

   -Procedures for administration of abandoned
   property

960 CMR 4.01-4.10

   -Unclaimed and abandoned property

c.135, s.1-12

Abortion

c.112, s.12I-12U

   -Parental consent for minor's abortion

c.112, s.12S

   -Parental consent for minor's abortion (one parent)

Planned Parenthood of Mass. v. Att'y Gen'l, 424 Mass. 586 (1997)

Abuse of elderly persons

c.19A, s.14-26

Abuse prevention

c.209A, s.1-10

Adoption

c.210, s.1-11A

   -Licensure

102 CMR 5.01-5.14

   -Records

c.210, s.5D

Adverse possession

c.260, s.21-31

Affordable housing

c.40B, s.20-23

Alimony

c.208, s.34

Age of majority

c.4, s.7 (cl.48-51)

Anatomical gifts

c.113, s.7-14

   -Required requests

105 CMR 800.01-800.99

Anti-SLAPP laws ("strategic lawsuits against public participation")

c.231, s.59H

Anti-snob zoning

c.40B, s.20-23

   -Local initiative program

760 CMR 45.01-45.09

Anti-stalking law  SEE ALSO Criminal harassment

c.265, s.43

Assignment of wages

c.154, s.1-8

Automobile insurance

c.90, s.34A-34R

   -Liability insurance

c.175, s.111A-113U

   -License suspension

c.90, s.22F-G

   -Mass. Automobile Insurance Policy

7th ed., 2000

   -"No fault" auto insurance

c.90, s.34M

   -PIP (Personal injury protection)

c.90, s.34M

   -Safe driver insurance plan

211 CMR 134.01-134.20

   -Safe driver insurance plan (overview)

Div. of Insurance

   -Standards of fault & surcharges

211 CMR 74.01-74.04

   -Surcharge appeals

211 CMR 88.01-88.18

   -Surrender & non-renewal of licenses

211 CMR 54.01-54.06

Automobile lemon law (new & used cars)  

c.90, s.7N 1/4 & 7N 1/2

   -Lemon aid laws (voiding sale contracts)

c.90, s.7N

   -Motor vehicle aribtration

201 CMR 11.01-11.25

   -Motor vehicle sales & repair shop regulations

940 CMR 5.01-5.06

   -Private party sales

Office of Consumer Affairs

B

 

Baby Safe Haven law

c.119, s.39-1/2

Birth control

c.272, s.21-22

"Blue laws"  (common day of rest)

c.136, s.1-16

   -Overview

Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

Bottle bill

c.94, s.321-323E

   -Recycling beverage containers

301 CMR 4.01-4.09

   -Reporting deposits and refunds

204 CMR 3.01-3.07

   -Abandoned deposits

830 CMR 94.323.1

Breathalyzer

c.90, s.24K

   -Safe Roads regulations

501 CMR 2.01-2.57 [not currently on the web]

Building codes

c.143, s.1-100

   -State Building Code, 6th ed.

780 CMR

Bus drivers' wages

c.71, s.7A

C

 

Campaign expenditures and contributions

c.55, s.1-42

   -Regulations

970 CMR 1.01-4.15

Capital punishment, See Death penalty

 

Carjacking

c.265, s.21A

"Castle" Law

c.278, s.8A

Chapter 766  (special education law)

c.71B, s.1-15

   -Special education regulations

603 CMR 28.01-28.09

Checks, dishonored

c.93, s.40A

Child abandonment

c.119, s.39

Child custody

c.208, s.28-32

   -Removal of children from state

c.208, s.30

   -Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act

c.209B, s.1-14

Child endangerment

c.265, s.13L

Child labor

c.149, s.56-105

Child support (including children over 18)

c.208, s.28

   -Child Support Guidelines

Probate & Family Court

   -Enforcement

c.119A, s.1-17

   -Establishing parentage & child support orders

830 CMR 18.18A.1

   -Interest & penalties on past-due child support

830 CMR 119A 6.1

   -Uniform Interstate Family Support Act

c.209D, s.1-9

CHINS (Children in need of services)

c.119, s.21
c.119, s.39E-39J

   -Dept. of Social Services:  Intake

110 CMR 4.01-4.76  [not currently on the web]

   -Dept. of Social Services:  Services

110 CMR 7.001-7.523  [not currently on the web]

   -Dept. of Youth Services regulations

109 CMR 1.00-12.00 [not currently on the web]

Civil & criminal commitment (mental health laws) 

c.123, s.1-36B

Civil motor vehicle infractions ("CMVI")

(Numerous sections of the General Laws and Code of Mass. Regulations; see link)

Civil rights, punishment for violation

c.265, s.37, 39

Civil rights, unlawful discrimination

c.151B, s.1-10

Civil rights, violation of constitutional rights

c.12, s.11H-11J

Civil service

c.31, s.1-77

   -Hearing Rules of Procedure

801 CMR 1.01-1.04

   -Regulations

PARs [Personnel Administration Rules]

Clean Elections Law (repealed 6/03)

c.55A, s.1-18

   -Limited public financing of campaigns    (replaced Clean Elections Law, eff. 6/03)

c.10, s.42

Clean Waters Act

c.21, s.26-53

   -Div. of Water Pollution Control regulations

314 CMR 2.00-18.00

"CMVI" (civil motor vehicle infractions)

(Numerous sections of the General Laws and Code of Mass. Regulations; see link)

Common day of rest law ("blue laws")

c.136, s.1-16

   -Overview

Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

Common law marriage

While Massachusetts recognizes a valid common law marriage from another state, a common law marriage cannot be created in Massachusetts.

Community preservation

c.44B, s.1-17

Community property   SEE INSTEAD Divorce:  Division of property in divorce proceedings

Mass. is not a community property state

Compulsory motor vehicle liability insurance

c.90, s.34A-34N

   -Insurance policy coverage

c.175, s.113A

Condominium conversion

St.1983, c.527

Condominiums

c.183A, s.1-22

Conflict of interest, public officials & employees

c.268A, s.1-25

   -Conflict of interest, specific employees

Ethics Commission fact sheets, guidelines & summaries

Consumer credit cost disclosure

c.140D, s.1-35

Consumer protection

c.93A, s.1-11

   -Consumer protection regulations (Att'y Gen'l)

940 CMR 3.01-3.19

"Continued without a finding"

c.278, s.18

Controlled substances (drugs & narcotics)

c.94C, s.1-48

CORI (Criminal Offender Record Information system)

c.6, s.167 -178B

   -CORI regulations

803 CMR 2.01-9.12 [not currently on the web]

Credit: Mass. Fair Credit Reporting Act

c.93, s.50-68

Crime Victim Compensation Division

c.12, s.11K

   -Compensation of victims

c.258C, s.1-13

   -Victims of Drunk Driving Trust Fund

c.10, s.66

   -Compensation of victims of violent crimes
   regulations (Att'y Gen'l)

940 CMR 14.01-14.09

Criminal & civil commitment (mental health laws)

c.123, s.1-36B

Criminal harassment  ("Sandy's law") SEE ALSO Anti-stalking law

c.265, s.43A

Criminal Offender Record Information system (CORI)

c.6, s.167 -178B

Custody of children

c.208, s.28-32

   -Removal of children from state

c.208, s.30

   -Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act

c.209B, s.1-14

Date rape drugs

c.272, s.3

Day of rest  ("blue laws")

c.136, s.1-16

   -Overview

Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

Daylight saving time

c.4, s.10

Death penalty

c.265, s.2 (violated Mass. Constitution & struck down in 1984, see next entry)

   -Death penalty declared unconstitutional

Comm. v. Colon-Cruz, 393 Mass. 150  (1984)

Debt collection, unfair

c.93, s.49

   -Collection agents, licensing

c.93, s.24

   -Conduct of business of collection agencies

209 CMR 18.01-18.24

   -Debt collection regulations (Att'y Gen'l)

940 CMR 7.01-7.11

Delinquent children

c.119, s.52-64

   -Division of Youth Services Regulations

109 CMR 2.00-12.00 [not currently on the web]

   -Youth services

c.120, s.1-26

Desertion and nonsupport

c.273, s.1-23

Discrimination laws

c.151B, s.1-10

   -Age discrimination in employment

c.149, s.24A-24J

   -Discrimination regulations

804 CMR 3.00 [not currently on the web]

   -Employment, maternity leave (sex discrimination)

804 CMR 8.01 [not currently on the web]

   -Employment, wage rates

c.149, s.105A-105C

   -Handicapped

c.151B, s.4

   -Handicapped, Guidelines on employment
   discrimination

M.C.A.D.

   -Housing discrimination

c.151B, s.1-10

   -Regulations

804 CMR 2.01-2.05  [not currently on the web]

   -Sexual harassment in the workplace guidelines

M.C.A.D.

Divorce

c.208, s.1-46

   -Irretrievable breakdown of marriage  ("no fault divorce")

c.208, s.1A-1B, 21

   -Division of property in divorce proceedings

c.208, s.34

DNR ("Do Not Resuscitate") program

Office of Emergency Medical Services

"Do Not Call"  (telemarketing solicitation )

c.159C, s.1-14

   -'Do Not Call' registry (Mass.)

201 CMR 12.01-12.07 [not currently on the web]

"Do Not Resuscitate" program (DNR)

Office of Emergency Medical Services

Dog bite law

c.140, s.155

Dog laws

c.140, s.136A-174D

Domestic violence

c.209A, s.1-10

"Dram shop" law

c.138, s.69

Drugs and narcotics laws (controlled substances)

c.94C, s.1-48

Drunk driving laws

c.90, s.21
c.90, s.24
c.90, s.24D
c.90, s.24I-24N

   -"Per se" law

Governor's summary

   -"Per se" law

St. 2003, c.28

   -Safe Roads regulations

501 CMR 2.01-2.57 [not currently on the web]

Durable Power of Attorney, Uniform

c.201B, s.1-7

DWI laws (driving while intoxicated)

c.90, s.21, s.24, s.24D, s.24I-24N

   -"Per se" law

Governor's summary

   -"Per se" law

St. 2003, c.28

   -Safe Roads regulations

501 CMR 2.01-2.57 [not currently on the web]

E

 

Eavesdropping/Wiretapping (including tape recording private conversations)

c.272, s.99

Education laws (public schools)

c.71, s.1-89

Eggshell rule: a wrongdoer takes his victim as he finds him

Criminal: Comm. v. Tevlin (2001); Tort: Wallace v. Ludwig, 292 Mass. 251 (1935)

Eight hour work day (public employees)

c.149, s.30-44

Elections, Clean (repealed 6/03)

c.55A, s.1-18

   -Limited public financing of campaigns (replaced Clean Elections Law, eff. 6/03)

c.10, s.42

   -Campaign expenditures and contributions

c.55, s.1-42

   -Regulations

970 CMR 1.01-4.15

Emancipation of minor

Though Mass. does not have a law on the emancipation of minors, see Pathfinder and next link.

   -"Emancipation and the Legal Rights of Minors in Massachusetts"

Children's Law Center

Employees' right to bargain

c.150A, s.3

Endangered Species Act

c.131A, s.1-6

   -Endanged Species Act regulations

321 CMR 10.01-10.61

Equal pay, sex discrimination 

c.149, s.105A-105D

Equal pay, teachers 

c.71, s.40

Equal rights

c.151B, s.1-10

Estate tax

c.65C, s.1-28

   -Death on or after Jan 1, 2003

Dept. of Revenue information

   -Tax on transfer of certain estates

c.65A, s.1-7

Ethics

Ethics Commission Advisory Opinions

Exotic pets

321 CMR 9

F

 

Fair Credit Reporting Act

c.93, s. 50-68

Fair educational practices

c.151C, s.1-5

Fair employment practices

c.151B, s.1-10

Fair housing

c.151B, s.1-10

Fair information practices

c.66A, s.1-3

   -Fair Information Practices Act regulations (Att'y Gen'l)

940 CMR 11.01-11.10

   -Fair information practices regulations (Sect'y of Comm.)

950 CMR 33.01-33.32 [not currently on the web]

Family and medical leave law

c.149, s.52D

   -Employee leave for certain family obligations

940 CMR 20.01-20.05

Family Support, Uniform Interstate

c.209D, s.1-9

Felony (definition & penalty)

c.274, s.1

Felony murder

c.265, s.1
c.265, s.17
c.265, s.18
c.265, s.21

First responder law

c.111, s.201

   -First responder training

105 CMR 171.010-171.240

Foreclosure, mortgage

c.244, s.1-40

Forty-eight hour work week (women & children)

c.149, s.56

Freedom of Information (public records)

c.66, s.1-18

   -Fair Information Practices

c.66A, s.1-3

   -Fair Information Practices Act regulations (Att'y Gen'l)

940 CMR 11.01-11.10

   -Fair Information Practices regulations (Sect'y of Comm.)

950 CMR 33.01-33.32 [not currently on the web]

   -Public records, defined

c.4, s.7 (clause 26)

   -Public records access

950 CMR 32.01-32.09

   -Regulations on using microfilm

950 CMR 39.01-39.07 [not currently on the web]

G

 

Garageman's lien

c.255, s.25

Garnishment

c.246, s.1-83

Gifts to minors (Uniform Tranfers to Minors)

c.201A, s.1-24

Good samaritan law

c.112, s.12B

Good samaritan (emergency treatment of minors)

c.112, s.12F

Graffiti   ("tagging")

c.266, s.126A-126B

Grandfathered lots

c.40A, s.6

Grandparents' visitation law

c.119, s.39D

Gun control laws, licensing

c.140, s.121-131C

   -Handgun sales regulations (Att'y Gen'l)

940 CMR 16.01-16.09

   -Penalties

c.269, s.10

H

 

Habitual criminals, sentencing

c.279, s.25

Habitual traffic offender law

c.90, s.22F

Hatch Act (flood plains)

c.131, s.40

Health care proxy

c.201D, s.1-17

Helmet laws (motorcycle head gear)

c.90, s.7

   -Protective headgear on motorcyles

540 CMR 22.08 [not currently on the web]

Highway defects (potholes)

c.84 s.15 - 27A

Home improvement contractors

c.142A, s.1-21

   -Arbitration & Guaranty Fund

201 CMR 14.01-14.22

   -General information

Office of Consumer Affairs

   -Registration & enforcement

780 CMR R6 [not currently on the web]

Home invasion

c.265, s.18C

Home rule procedures

c.43B, s.1-20

Homestead laws

c.188, 1-10, amended by St.2004 c.218

   -Declaration of Homestead

Forms, Registries of Deeds

   -Homestead Questions and Answers

Sect'y of the Comm.

I

 

Insurance, Automobile

c.90, s.34A-34R

   -Liability insurance

c.175, s.111A-113U

   -License suspension

c.90, s.22F-G

   -Mass. Automobile Insurance Policy

7th ed., 2000

   -"No fault" auto insurance

c.90, s.34M

   -PIP (Personal injury protection)

c.90, s.34M

   -Safe driver insurance plan

211 CMR 134.01-134.20

   -Safe driver insurance plan (overview)

Div. of Insurance

   -Standards of fault & surcharges

211 CMR 74.01-74.04

   -Surcharge appeals

211 CMR 88.01-88.18

   -Surrender & non-renewal of licenses

211 CMR 54.01-54.06

Interstate probation

c.127, s.151A-151L

Irretrievable breakdown of marriage ("no fault divorce")

c.208, s.1A-1B
c.208, s.21

J

 

Jaclyn's Law (construction trenches)

c.82A

K

 

"Killer bar" law

c.90, s.24J

Knockout Rule (interpretation of contracts)

c.106, s.2-207

Labor  SEE other specific headings

c.149, s.1-185

   -Industrial safety

454 CMR 2.01-23.06 [not currently on the web]

"Lacey Packer" law (drunk driving)

c.90, s.22-23
c.90, s.30
c.90, s.33

Landlord tenant laws

c.186, s.1-21

   -Landlord tenant regulations (Att'y Gen'l)

940 CMR 3.17

   -Security deposit law

c.186, s.15B

Lead paint law

c.111, s.190-199

   -Lead poisoning prevention & control regulations

105 CMR 460

Legal age

c.4, s.7 (cl.48-51)

Lemon laws (new & used cars)  

c.90, s.7N 1/4 & 7N 1/2

   -Lemon aid law (voiding sale contracts)

c.90, s.7N

   -Motor vehicle aribtration regulations

201 CMR 11.01-11.25

   -Motor vehicle sales & repair shop regulations

940 CMR 5.01-5.06

   -Private party sales

Office of Consumer Affairs

Lemon law (pets)

330 CMR 12.05

   -Licensing & operation of pet shops

c.129, s.39A

Lemon law (wheelchairs)

c.93, s.107

Limited Liability Company Act, Massachusetts

c.156C, s.1-68

Little Miller Act

c.149 s.29

"Lizzie's law" (protection of children)

c.119, s.35

   -Children born out of wedlock

c.209C, s.3

   -Parents convicted of murder

c.209, s.37

   -Visitation & custody

c.209, s.38

Living wills   SEE INSTEAD Health care proxy; Durable Power of Attorney, Uniform

Long arm statute

c.223A, s.1-11

   -Drivers who reside in other states

c.90, s.3A

M

 

Manslaughter

c.277, s.79, "manslaughter"

   -Penalty

c.265, s.13

Marriage

c.207, s.1-58

   -Age requirement

c.207, s.7
c.207, s.24-25

   -Common law marriage

While Massachusetts recognizes a valid common law marriage from another state, a common law marriage cannot be created in Massachusetts.

   -Three day wait for marriage

c.207, s.19

Married person's/women's property

c.209, s.1-37

Massachusetts Antitrust Act 

c.93, s.1-107

Massachusetts Endangered Species Act

c.131A, s.1-6

   -Endanged Species Act regulations

321 CMR 10.01-10.61

Massachusetts Limited Liability Company Act

c.156C, s.1-68

   -Regulations  (Sect'y of Comm.)

950 CMR 112.01-112.22 [not currently on the web]

Massachusetts tort claims against state and local government

c.258, s.1-13

   -Settlements and judgments

815 CMR 5.01-5.11

MassHealth program

c.118E, s.9A-9B

   -Eligibility regulations

130 CMR 501.001-522.003

   -Provider regulations

130 CMR 401.401-484.011

   -Fair hearing rules

130 CMR 610.001-610.093

Maternity leave, entitlement

c.149, s.105D

   -Discrimination

c.151B, s.4

   -Guidelines on the Mass. Maternity Leave Act

Mass. Comm. Against Discrimination

   -Maternity leave regulations

804 CMR 8.01 [not currently on the web]

Maximum hours (public sector employment)

c.149, s.30-44

Meal break at work

c.149, s.100

Mechanics' lien on buildings & land

c.254, s.1-33

Mechanics' lien on motor vehicles

c.255, s.25

Medical records, inspection

c.112, s.12CC

   -Retention by hospitals and clinics & inspection

c.111, s.70

   -Retention by physicians & inspection

243 CMR 2.07(13)

"Megan's law" (registration of sex offenders)

St. 1999, c.74 (text of original law)

   -Sex Offender Registry

c.6, s.178C-178P (law as amended)

   -Registration, classification & dissemination
   guidelines

803 CMR 1.01-1.41

Mental health laws (including civil & criminal commitment)

c.123, s.1-36B

   -Dept. of Mental Health regulations

104 CMR 25.01-34.17

Mercy killing

c.201D, s.12

   -Penalty, death

c.265, s.2 (violated Mass. Constitution & struck down in 1984, see next entry)

   -Death penalty struck down

Comm. v. Colon-Cruz, 393 Mass. 150  (1984)

Minimum Fair Wage Law

c.151, s.1-22

   -Minimum wage regulations

455 CMR 2.01-2.08

Minor in possession of alcohol

c.138, s.34C

Misdemeanor (definiton & penalty)

c.274, s.1

Mortgage foreclosure

c.244, s.1-40

Motor vehicle insurance

c.90, s.34A-34R

   -Liability insurance

c.175, s.111A-113U

   -License suspension

c.90, s.22F-G

   -Mass. Automobile Insurance Policy

7th ed., 2000

   -"No fault" auto insurance

c.90, s.34M

   -PIP (Personal injury protection)

c.90, s.34M

   -Safe driver insurance plan

211 CMR 134.01-134.20

   -Safe driver insurance plan (overview)

Div. of Insurance

   -Standards of fault & surcharges

211 CMR 74.01-74.04

   -Surcharge appeals

211 CMR 88.01-88.18

   -Surrender & non-renewal of licenses

211 CMR 54.01-54.06

Motor vehicle registration

c.90, s.1-34R

Motorcycle headgear (helmet laws)

c.90 s.7

   -Protective headgear on motorcyles

540 CMR 22.08 [not currently on the web]

Murder (definition)

c.265, s.1

   -Penalty, death

c.265, s.2   (violated Mass. Constitution & struck down in 1984, see next entry)

   -Death penalty struck down

Comm. v. Colon-Cruz, 393 Mass. 150  (1984)

N

 

Narcotics and drug laws (controlled substances)

c.94C, s.1-48

   -Penalty for use of date rape drug

c.272, s.3

Needle exchange

c.111, s.215; c.94C, s.27

Nine hour work day

c.149, s.56

No-fault auto insurance  SEE ALSO Automobile insurance

c.90 s.34M

   -Mass. Automobile Insurance Policy

7th ed., 2000

   -PIP (Personal injury protection)

c.90, s.34M

   -Standards of fault & surcharges

211 CMR 74.01-74.04

   -Surcharge appeals

211 CMR 88.01-88.18

"No fault divorce" (irretrievable breakdown of marriage) 

c.208, s.1A-1B, 21

Nonresident motorist, operation of motor vehicles

c.90, s.3-3A

Nursing, Board of Registration

c.13, s.13-15D

   -Registration of nurses

c.112, s.74-81C

   -Nursing regulations

244 CMR 2.01-9.04

O

 

Open container law

c.90, s.24I

Overtime pay, private employment

c.151, s.1A & 1B

Overtime pay, public employment

c.149, s.33B & 33C

Overtime pay, state police

c.149, s.30C

P

 

"Padlocking law" (premises which are a nuisance)

c.139, s.16A

Patients' Bill of Rights

c.111, s.70E

Peaceful persuasion (labor disputes)

c.149, s.24

Perjury

c.268, s.1-6

Pet lemon law

330 CMR 12.05

PIP (auto insurance personal injury protection) 

c.90, s.34M

Playgrounds

c.45, s.14-18

Pothole law (highway defects)

c.84 s.15 - 27A

Prevailing wages in public works

c.149, s.26-27D

   -Duties of state purchasing agent

c.7, s.22

   -Law About Prevailing Wage

Mass. Trial Court Law Libraries

Privacy    SEE ALSO Fair information practices; Freedom of Information; Public records

c.214, s.1B

Proposition 2 ˝ (limitation on property taxes)

c.59, s.21C

Public accommodations, penalty for discrimination

c.272, s.98

Public accommodations, refusal to accommodate travellers

c.140, s.7

Public records (definition)  SEE ALSO Fair information practices; Freedom of information; Privacy

c.4, s.7 (clause 26)

Q

 

Quinn bill (police career incentive pay program)

c.41, s.108L

R

 

Racial balance, promotion in schools

c.71, s.37C & 37D

Racial imbalance, elimination in schools

c.15, s.1I & 1J

Racial imbalance & magnet schools

603 CMR 17.01-17.07

Raffle permits

c.271, s.7A

   -Regulations governing raffles (Att'y Gen'l)

940 CMR 12.01-12.06

   -Regulations controlling certain raffles & bazaar

961 CMR 4.01-4.05 [not currently on the web]

Rape (definiton)

c.277, s.39, "rape"

   -Inducing person under 18 to have intercourse

c.272, s.4

   -Penalty

c.265, s.22-24C

   -Rape of child (use of force)

c.265, s.22A

   -Rape shield law

c.233, s.21B

   -"Statutory rape" (rape of child)

c.265, s.23

Religious freedom, foster care

c.119, s.33

Rent control, prohibition

c.40P, s.105

Representative town meetings

c.43A, s.1-12

Resale of tickets  ("scalping")

c.140, s.185A -185G

   -Licensing for & resale of admission tickets

520 CMR 8.01 [not currently on the web]

Right to bargain (labor)

c.150A, s.3

Right to die (health care proxy)

c.201D, s.1-17

   -Uniform Durable Power of Attorney Act

c.201B, s.1-7

"Right to know" law (hazardous substances)

c.111F, s.1-21

   -Employee and community "right to know" regs
   (Dept. of  Env. Prot.)

310 CMR 33.01-33.09 [not currently on the web]

  -"Right to Know" law (Div. Industrial Safety)

454 CMR 21.01-21.09 [not currently on the web]

   -"Right to know" regulations (Dept. of Pub. Health)

105 CMR 670.01-670.030 [not currently on the web]

Right to organize

c.150A, s.1-11

   -Administration of Labor Relations Law

456 CMR 2.01-2.08

Riverfront area regulations  (wetlands protection)

310 CMR 10.58

Rivers protection law

c.131, s.40

   -Rivers Protection Act (original text)

St.1996, c.258 (text of original act)

Safe driver insurance plan SEE ALSO Automobile insurance

211 CMR 134.01-134.20

   -Safe driver insurance plan (overview)

Div. of Insurance

   -Standards of fault & surcharges

211 CMR 74.01-74.04

   -Surcharge appeals

211 CMR 88.01-88.18

Safe harbors (liability of limited partners)

c.109, s.19

Safe haven law SEE Baby Safe Haven Law

 

"Sandy's law" (criminal harassment)  SEE ALSO Anti-stalking law

c.265, s.43A

Sanitary Code, adoption

c.111, s.127A-127O

   -Sanitary Code, Ch.II, Standards of Fitness for Human Habitation

105 CMR 410.001-410.990

"Scalping" (resale of tickets)

c.140, s.185A -185G

School attendance

c.76, s.1-20

School choice law

c.76, s.12-12C

Seat belt laws

c.90, s.1
c.90, s.7A
c.90, s.7AA
c.90, s.13A

"Section 12" & "Section 16" commitment (mental health laws)

c.123, s.1-36B

Security deposit law

c.186, s.15B

   -Landlord-tenant regulations (Att'y Gen'l)

940 CMR 3.17(4)

Septic systems (Title 5)

c.21A, s.13 & 13A

   -Applications to local boards of health

c.111, s.31E

   -State Environmental Code, Title 5 (On-site sewage disposal)

310 CMR 15.001-15.505

Sex Offender Registry

c.6, s.178C - 178P

   -Registration, classification, & dissemination of information

803 CMR 1.01-1.41

Sex offenders (care, treatment & rehabilitation)

c.123A, s.1-9

   -Observation of behavior (Dept. of Correction) 

103 CMR 431.01-431.17 [not currently on the web]

Simultaneous death law

c.190A, s.1-8

"Slamming" (unauthorized switching of service providers)

c.93, s.108-113

   -Consumer protection for slamming regulations

220 CMR 13.01-13.08

   -Order adopting slamming regulations

DPU Order 99-18

SLAPP suits  ("strategic lawsuits against public participation")

c.231, s.59H

Small necessities leave

c.149, s.52D

   -Employee leave for certain family obligations

940 CMR 20.01-20.05

Smoke-Free workplace

St.2004, c.137, amending c.270, s.22

Smoking bar permit

830 CMR 270.1.1

Snob zoning law

c.40B, s.20-23

   -Local initiative program

760 CMR 45.01-45.09

Social host--providing alcohol to minors

c.138, s.34

"Son of Sam" law (profits from crimes, struck down in Mass.)

Opinion of the Justices to the Senate, 436 Mass. 1201 (3/14/2002)

Special education law  ("Chapter 766")

c.71B, s.1-15

   -Special education regulations

603 CMR 28.01-28.09

Speedy trial

c.212, s.24

   -Case management

Mass. Rules Crim. Proc., R.36 [not currently on the web]

   -Contempt cases

c.220, s.13A

   -Speedy trial for certain cases

c.231, s.59A - 59H

Spite fence

c.49, s.21

Stalking law   SEE ALSO Criminal harassment

c.265, s.43

State Building Code

c.143, s.1
c.143, s.3A
c.143, s.92-100

   -State Building Code, 6th ed.

780 CMR

State Sanitary Code, adoption

c.111, s.127A-127O

   -Sanitary Code, Ch.II, Standards of Fitness for Human Habitation

105 CMR 410.001-410.990

Statute of frauds

c.259, s.1-7

Statute of limitations

 

   -Civil

c.260, s.1-36

   -Criminal

c.277, s.63, 64

   -Probate

c.197, s.9 & 9A

"Statutory rape" (rape of child)

c.265, s.23

   -Rape of child (use of force)

c.265, s.22A

   -Inducing person under 18 to have intercourse

c.272, s.4

"Stop and frisk"

c.41, s.98

Subdivision control

c.41, s.81K - 81GG

Sunday laws ("blue laws") 

c.136, s.1-16

   -Overview

Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

T

 

"Tagging" law  (graffiti)

c.266, s.126A-126B

Tape recording private conversations (eavesdropping/wiretapping)

c.272, s.99

Teachers' equal pay

c.71, s.40

Telemarketing solicitation ("Do Not Call")

c.159C, s.1-14

   -'Do Not Call' registry

201 CMR 12.01-12.07 [not currently on the web]

Three day wait for marriage

c.207, s.19

Time share laws

c.183B, s.1-55

Title 5 (septic systems)

c.21A, s.13 & 13A

   -Applications to local boards of health

c.111, s.31E

   -State Environmental Code, Title 5 (on-site sewage disposal)

310 CMR 15.001-15.505

Tort claims against state and local government

c.258, s.1-13

   -Settlements and judgments

815 CMR 5.01-5.11

Towing

c.40, s.22D

   -Maximum charges for towing & storage

c.159B, s.6B

   -Rates for towing motor vehicles

220 CMR 272.01-272.03

   -Removal of vehicles from private property

c.266, s.120D

Trespass

c.266, s.120

Truth in lending (Mass. only)

c.140D, s.1-35

   -Disclosure of consumer credit costs & terms

209 CMR 32.01-32.34

   -Licensing of mortgage lenders & brokers

209 CMR 42.01-42.14 [not currently on the web]

   -Unfair & deceptive practices in consumer
   transactions

209 CMR 40.01-40.10

Truth in savings law

c.140E, s.1-4

   -Compliance with federal law & regulation

209 CMR 4.01-4.04

U

 

Unemployment compensation

c.151A, s.1-74

   -Unemployment Advocacy Guide

Mass. Legal Services

   -Unemployment benefit regulations

430 CMR 2.01-2.98 [not currently on the web]

Unfair competition (Mass. Antitrust Act)

c.93, s.1-107

   -Unfair & deceptive practices in consumer
   transactions

209 CMR 40.01-40.10

Unfair debt collection

c.93, s.49

   -Collection agents, licensing

c.93, s.24

   -Conduct of business of collection agencies

209 CMR 18.01-18.24

   -Debt collection regulations (Att'y Gen'l)

940 CMR 7.01-7.11

Unfair Sales Act

c.93, s.14E-14K

Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act

c.209B, s.1-14

Uniform Commercial Code

c.106, s.1-101- 9-507

   -Practice & procedure relative to revised Art. 9 of UCC

950 CMR 140.01-140.55 [not currently on the web]

Uniform Durable Power of Attorney Act 

c.201B, s.1-7

Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act

c.109A, s.1-12

Uniform Interstate Family Support Act

c.209D, s.1-9

Uniform Transfers to Minors (gifts to minors)

c.201A, s.1-24

Used & new car lemon laws

c.90, s.7N 1/4 & 7N 1/2

   -Lemon aid law (voiding sale contracts)

c.90, s.7N

   -Motor vehicle aribtration

201 CMR 11.01-11.25

   -Motor vehicle sales & repair shop regulations

940 CMR 5.01-5.06

   -Private party sales

Office of Consumer Affairs

V

 

Veterans' preference in civil service

c.31, s.26
c.31, s.28-48
c.31, s.58A
c.31, s.59

Veterans' preference in public employment

c.41, s.112

   -Regulations

Personnel Administration Rules

Victims' & witnesses' rights

c.258B, s.1-13

Victim Compensation Division, establishment

c.12, s.11K

   -Compensation of victims

c.258C, s.1-13

   -Victims of Drunk Driving Trust Fund

c.10, s.66

   -Compensation of victims of violent crimes
   regulations (Att'y Gen'l)

940 CMR 14.01-14.09

Video voyeurism

c.272, s.104 NOTE: Scroll past the animal cruelty portion to get to this law!

W

 

Wages (Minimum Fair Wage Law) 

c.151, s.1-22

   -Bus drivers' wages

c.71, s.7A

   -Minimum wage regulations

455 CMR 2.01-2.08

Weekly wage payment

c.149, s.148-159C

Wetlands protection

c.131, s.40 & 40A

   -Densely developed areas

301 CMR 10.1-10.09 [not currently on the web]

   -Improvement of lowands and swamps

c.252, s.1-23

   -Wetlands regulations

310 CMR 10.01-10.60

   -Wildlife habitat

310 CMR 10 Appendix

Wheelchair lemon law

c.93, s.107

Whistleblowers' law

c.149, s.148A
c.149, s.185
c.149, s.187

   -Patient & resident abuse prevention,
   reporting…regs

105 CMR 155.006 [not currently on the web]

   -Reporting abuse of patients in long term care facilities

c.111, s.72G

Wiretapping/Eavesdropping (including tape recording private conversations)  

c.272, s.99

Workers' compensation

c.152, s.1-86

   -Regulations relating to claims & complaints
   before the Dept. of Industrial Accidents

452 CMR 1.01-8.07

   -Service fee to agents & brokers

211 CMR 45.01-45.05

   -Workers' compensation regulations

211 CMR 110.01-115.08

Z

 

Zoning

c.40A, s.1-17