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KP Law P.C. eUpdates/Resources –

Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 in the Public Sector

In order to assist you in your emergency preparedness efforts, we have compiled some useful information. We will continue to update this information as necessary and appropriate, particularly in light of any new legislative, judicial, or administrative agency action(s).

PDF 3/13/2020 – Postponing Town Elections
PDF 3/13/2020 – Sample Letter to Governor Re: Special Act to Postpone Elections
PDF 3/13/2020 – Sample Special Legislation to Postpone Election (Single Municipality)
PDF 3/13/2020 – Sample Special Legislation to Postpone Election (All Municipalities)
PDF 3/13/2020 – Governor Baker Issues Order Temporarily Suspending Certain Provisions of the Open Meeting Law
PDF 3/13/2020 – Signed Open Meeting Law Order
PDF 3/11/2020 – Considerations for Municipalities and Government Entities Implicated by Novel Coronavirus COVID-19
PDF Process for Continuing Town Meeting (Updated 2020)
PDF Emergency Powers of Municipalities (Updated 2020)
PDF 3/11/2020 – Guidance for Boards of Health Re: COVID-19
PDF 3/3/2020 – Coronavirus Legal Resources for Public Entities

 


 

2020 Massachusetts Municipal Association Annual Meeting Handouts

PDF Criminal History Background Checks for Public School Employment FAQs
PDF Criminal Offender Record Information FAQs
PDF Entering Private Property to Conduct Inspections
PDF Authorizing Home Rule Petitions
PDF Guidelines for Initial Handling of Claims or Lawsuits
PDF Open Meeting Law – Preparing Your Meeting Notice
PDF Participation in Executive Session
PDF Tips for Negotiating Municipal Recycling Contracts in a Changing Marketplace
PDF Calculation of Majority Votes
PDF New Federal Communications Commission Rule Regarding Small Wireless Facilities (5G Technology)
PDF Cannabis Control Commission Regulatory Amendments Impacting Municipalities
PDF New Central Database of CDL Drivers With Past Drug and Alcohol Testing Violations
PDF Reminder – Changes to Federal Overtime Regulations Now in Effect (With Attachment Tests for Determining Exemptions)
PDF Reviewing Proposed Amendments to Bylaws and Ordinances
PDF MMA 2020 Presentation – Alcohol and Entertainment: Keys to Local Control via Licensing
PDF MMA 2020 Presentation – Open Meeting Law: Overview and Practical Considerations for Public Entities
PDF MMA 2020 Presentation – Best Practices for Local Control of Marijuana Establishments
PDF MMA 2020 Presentation – Become A Better Borrower: Municipal Bond Basics

 


 

2019/2020 eUpdates

PDF KP Law Successfully Negotiates $22.8 Million Dollar Settlement for Town of Plymouth in Sewer Case
PDF Final Changes to Federal Overtime Regulations
PDF DPH Issues Emergency Order Banning Sale and Display of Vaping products
PDF Supreme Judicial Court Amicus Brief Requests – July 2019
PDF New Employer Obligations Imposed by Paid Family and Medical Leave Act – Part 1
PDF New Employer Obligations Imposed by Paid Family and Medical Leave Act – Part 2

 


 

2019 Massachusetts Municipal Association Annual Meeting Handouts

Links to each handout from the 2019 Annual Meeting can be found below.   Please also visit our Public Records Law Resource Page for a full range of publications and guidance concerning the New Public Records Law.

PDF An Act Protecting Youth from the Health Risks of Tobacco and Nicotine Addiction
PDF Firearms Licensing Update: Red Flag Law
PDF New Municipal Bond Continuing Disclosure Rules Adopted
PDF SJC Upholds Broad Termination for Convenience Clause in Public Contracts
PDF Osha Standards: Applicability to Public Sector Employment
PDF Public Records Law Update
PDF Public Records Law – Best Practices
PDF New Law Taxing and Regulating Short-Term Rentals
PDF Short-Term Rental Law – Key Provisions
PDF Open Meeting Law Update
PDF Emergency Powers of Municipalities
PDF Sample Notice – Pregnant Workers Fairness Act
PDF The Open Meeting Law and Social Media — Potential Pitfalls

 


 

2018 Massachusetts Municipal Association Annual Meeting Handouts

 Links to each handout from the 2018 Annual Meeting can be found below.   Please also visit our Public Records Law Resource Page for a full range of publications and guidance concerning the New Public Records Law.

PDF  Automobile Dealer Licensing
PDF Cannabis Control Commission DRAFT Regulations – 935 CMR 500.00 – A Municipal Top 10 List
PDF Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace Policy
PDF  Emergency Powers of Municipalities
PDF Entertainment Licensing
PDF Equal Employment Opportunity and Anti-Discrimination and Harassment (Including Sexual Harassment) Policy
PDF The Evolving Interpretation of Article 97 – Smith v. Westfield
PDF General Laws Chapter 40U – Alternate Process for Collection of Certain Fines
PDF  Non-Medical Marijuana by the Unofficial Numbers
PDF  Open Meeting Law Update – January, 2018
PDF  Proposition 2 1/2 – Part I – A Practical Guide
PDF  Proposition 2 1/2 – Part II – Contingent Appropriations
PDF  SJC Affirms Authority of Towns and Cities to Regulate Use of Land for Private Aircraft

 


 

2017 Massachusetts Municipal Association Annual Meeting Handouts

 Links to each handout from the 2017 Annual Meeting can be found below. As we issue new materials they will be published on the website.  Please also visit our Public Records Law Resource Page for a full range of publications and guidance concerning the New Public Records Law.

PDF  Implications for Public Employers – The Regulation and Taxation of the Marijuana Act – With Sample Policy
PDF The Public Records Law – Effective January 1, 2017
PDF KTT, LLC v. Board of Assessors of the Town of Swansea
PDF Responding to a Public Records Request – Municipal Timeline – Effective January 1, 2017
PDF Municipal Modernization Act – A Practical Guide
PDF Municipal Modernization Act – Public Procurement and Contracting
PDF Municipal Modernization Act – Tax Administration
PDF Open Meeting Law and Social Media – Potential Pitfalls
PDF Public Building Construction Projects – Issues for Consideration When Drafting Warrant Articles
PDF G.L. c.41 §111F (Injured on Duty Benefits) FAQ
PDF Denial of Licenses for Non-Payment of Certain Municipal Charges – Amendment to G.L. c40 §57