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An index to Massachusetts laws with popular names S-Z

Table of Contents


Subject  Citations
Safe driver insurance plan  211 CMR 134 
See Also: Law About Auto Insurance
Safe harbors (liability of limited partners)  MGL c.109, § 19
Safe haven law  MGL c.119, § 39 1/2
Sandy's law (criminal harassment)  MGL c.265, § 43A
Sanitary Code, adoption  MGL c.111, §§ 127A-127O
  • Sanitary Code, Ch.II, Standards of Fitness for Human Habitation
105 CMR 410 
Saving statute (limitations of actions)  MGL c. 260 § 32
Scalping (resale of tickets)  See: Law About Ticket Scalping
School attendance  MGL c.76
School choice law  MGL c.76, §§ 12-12C
Sean's Law (minimum age to ride ATV is 14)  MGL c.90B, § 26
Seat belt laws  MGL c.90, § 1
MGL c.90, § 7A 
MGL c.90, § 7AA
MGL c.90, § 13A
Section 12, Section 16, and Section 35 commitment (mental health laws)  MGL c.123, § 12
MGL c.123, § 16
MGL c.123, § 35
Security deposit  See: Law About Security Deposits
Seizure of bank accounts  MGL c.246, § 28A
Septic systems (Title 5)  See: Law About Title 5
Sex Offenders and Sex Offender Registry  See: Law About Sex Offenders
Silver Alert  MGL c.6A, § 18L
Simultaneous death law  MGL c.190B, § 2-702
Slamming (unauthorized switching of service providers)  MGL c.93, §§ 108-113
SLAPP suits (Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation)  See: Law About Anti-SLAPP
Slayer Statute  MGL c.265, § 46
Slow Down, Move Over Law  MGL c.89, § 7C
Small necessities leave  See: Law About Employment Leave: Small Necessities
Smoke-Free workplace  MGL c.270, § 22
Smoking bar permit  830 CMR 270.1.1
Snob zoning law  MGL c.40B, §§ 20-23
760 CMR 56 
Social host-providing alcohol to minors  MGL c.138, § 34
Son of Sam law (profits from crimes, struck down in Mass.)  Opinion of the Justices to the Senate, 436 Mass. 1201 (2002)
Special education law ("Chapter 766")  See: Law About Special Education
Speedy trial  MGL c.212, § 24
  • Case management
Mass. Rules Crim. Proc., R.36
  • Contempt cases
MGL c.220, § 13A
  • Speedy trial for certain cases
MGL c.231, §§ 59A - 59G
Spite fence  MGL c.49,§ 21
Squatters' rights (adverse possession)  MGL c.260, §§ 21-31
Stalking law  MGL c.265, s.43
State Building Code  MGL c.143, § 1
MGL c.143, § 3A
MGL c.143, §§ 92-100
780 CMR. Note: The building code must be used in conjunction with the International Building code.
State Sanitary Code, adoption  MGL c.111, §§ 127A-127O
  • Sanitary Code, Ch.II, Standards of Fitness for Human Habitation
105 CMR 410 
Statute of frauds  MGL c.259
Statute of limitations -Civil  MGL c.260
Statute of limitations-Criminal  MGL c.277, §§ 63 64
Statute of limitations-Probate  MGL c.190B, §§ 3-802 3-803 3-804
Statutory rape (Rape of child)  MGL c.265, §§ 23-23B
  • Rape of child (Use of force)
MGL c.265, §§ 22A-22C
  • Inducing person under 18 to have intercourse 
MGL c.272, § 4
Stem Cell Research  See: Law About Stem Cell Research
STEP act (Substance Use, Treatment, Education, & Prevention) St. 2016, c.52
Stolen Valor Act MGL c.272, § 106
Stop and frisk  MGL c.41, § 98
Storage facilities, Self-service  MGL c.105A
Subdivision control  MGL c.41, §§ 81K - 81GG
Sunday laws (Blue Laws)  Mass. Blue Laws  


Subject  Citations
Tagging law (graffiti) 

MGL c.266, § 126A
MGL c.266, § 126B

Tape recording private conversations (eavesdropping/wiretapping)  MGL c.272, § 99
Target lien bond MGL c.254 § 14
Tasers  MGL c.140, § 131J
Teachers' equal pay  MGL c.71, § 40
Telemarketing solicitation ("Do Not Call")  See: Law About Telemarketing
Term papers, selling  MGL c.271, § 50
Three day wait for marriage  MGL c.207, § 19
Time share law  MGL c.183B
Title 5 (septic systems)  See: Law About Title 5
Tort claims against state and local government  MGL c.258
  • Settlements and judgments
815 CMR 5 
Towing  MGL c.40, § 22D
  • Maximum charges for towing & storage
MGL c.159B, § 6B
  • Rates for towing motor vehicles
220 CMR 272 
  • Removal of vehicles from private property
MGL c.266, § 120D
Trade secrets, stealing  MGL c.93, §§ 42-43,
MGL c.266, § 30(4)
Traffic signals  MGL c.85, § 2
720 CMR 9 
Trespass  MGL c.266, § 120
Trigger cranks MGL c.140, § 121
Truth in lending (Mass. only)  MGL c.140D, §§ 1-35
  • Disclosure of consumer credit costs & terms
209 CMR 32 
  • Licensing of mortgage lenders & brokers
209 CMR 42 
  • Unfair & deceptive practices in consumer transactions
209 CMR 40 
Turning 22 law St. 1984, c.688


Subject  Citations
Unemployment compensation  See: Law About Unemployment
Unfair competition (Mass. Antitrust Act)  MGL c.93
Unfair & deceptive practices in consumer transactions  209 CMR 40 
Unfair debt collection  See: Law About Debt Collection
Unfair Sales Act  MGL c.93, §§ 14E-14K
Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act MGL c.190B, Art. 5A
Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act  MGL c.209B
Uniform Commercial Code  MGL c.106
  • Practice & procedure relative to revised Article 9 of UCC 
950 CMR 140 
Uniform Durable Power of Attorney  MGL c.190B, Art. V, Pt. 5
Uniform Electronic Transactions Act MGL c.110G
Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act  MGL c.109A
Uniform Interstate Family Support Act  MGL c.209D
Uniform Probate Code  MGL c.190B
Uniform State Plumbing Code  248 CMR 10 
Uniform Transfers to Minors (gifts to minors)  MGL c.201A
Upskirting MGL c.272, § 105
Used & new car lemon laws  MGL c.90, § 7N 1/4 MGL c.90, § 7N 1/2
  • Lemon aid law (voiding sale contracts)
MGL c.90, § 7N
  • Motor vehicle arbitration
201 CMR 11 
  • Motor vehicle sales & repair shop regulations
940 CMR 5 
  • Private party sales
Office of Consumer Affairs


Subject  Citations
Veterans' preference in civil service  MGL c.31, § 26
MGL c.31, §§ 28-48
MGL c.31, § 58A
MGL c.31, § 59
Veterans' preference in public employment  MGL c.41, § 112
  • Regulations
Personnel Administration Rules 
Victims and witnesses rights and compensation  See: Law About Victims and Witnesses
Video voyeurism  MGL c.272, § 105


Subject  Citations
Wages  See: Law About Wages
Wages, garnishment  MGL c.246, §§ 28-28A
Wages, minimum  See: Law About Minimum Wage
Weekly wage payment  MGL c.149, §§ 148-159C
Weingarten rights  NLRB v. Weingarten , 420 US 251 (1975)
Welcome Home law (tuition and benefits for vets)  St.2005, c.130
Wetlands protection  MGL c.131, §§ 40 & 40A
  • Densely developed areas
301 CMR 10 
  • Improvement of lowlands and swamps
MGL c.252
  • Wetlands regulations
310 CMR 10 
  • Wildlife habitat
310 CMR 10 Appendix 
Wheelchair lemon law  MGL c.93, § 107
201 CMR 19
Whistleblowers' law  MGL c.149, § 148A
MGL c.149, § 185
MGL c.149, § 187
  • Patient & resident abuse prevention, reporting regulations
105 CMR 155 
  • Reporting abuse of patients in long term care facilities
MGL c.111, § 72G
Wine re-corking  MGL c.138, § 12
204 CMR 2.18 
Wiretapping/Eavesdropping (including tape recording private conversations)  MGL c.272, § 99
Workers' compensation  See: Law About Workers' Compensation


Subject  Citations
Yolanda's Law (children's mental health)  St.2008, c.321


Subject  Citations
Zoning  See: Law About Zoning


Last updated: January 2, 2020