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Massachusetts Executive Orders 250-299

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Governor Michael S. Dukakis, 1983-91

Gov. Dukakis's Executive Orders
EO No. Year Mass. Reg. No. Title/Subject
250 1985 455 Establishing the Massachusetts Occupational Information Coordinating Committee. Revoking 2 EO 140 and 207 and Superseding 2 EO 247.
251 1985 461 Combustion Toxicity and Fire Safety Commission; Amending 2 EO 249. Revoked by 2 EO 275.
252 1985 462 Establishing the Massachusetts State Council on Vocational Education; Superseding and Revoking 2 EO 138.
253 1985 465 Vietnam Era Veteran's Affirmative Action Program; Amending 2 EO 227 and 235. Revoked and superseded by 2 EO 452.
254 1985 466 Establishing the Governor's Advisory Committee on the Impact of the Nuclear Arms Race on Massachusetts. Revoked by 2 EO 383.
255 1985 478 Establishing the Governor's Advisory Council on Small Business; Revoking 2 EO 196. Amended by 2 EO 256.
256 1985 482 Revoking 2 EO 196 and Amending 2 EO 255; Amending the Name Previously Established under 2 EO 255, Known as the Governor's Advisory Council on Small Business, to the Governor's Business Advisory Council. Revoked by 2 EO 383.
257 1985 490 Establishing a Refugee Policy for the Comm. and Designating the Mass. Office of Refugee Resettlement (M.O.R.R.) as Having Responsibility for Refugee Affairs in the Commonwealth. Amended by 2 EO 265. Revoked by 2 EO 361.
258 1986 504 Establishing an Industrial Accident Board Nominating Panel to Advise the governor with Respect to the Appointment of Administrative Judges and Administrative Law Judges. Superseded and revoked by 2 EO 298 and 323.
259 1986 505 Creating the Human Resource Center Advisory Council. Rescinded by 2 EO 321. Revoked by 2 EO 383.
260 1986 509 Establishing the Massachusetts Advisory Commission to Commemorate the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution. Superseded by 2 EO 307.
261 1986 509 Allocating of Private Activity Bond Cap; Amending 2 EO 248. Amended by 2 EO 262.
262 1986 517 Allocation of Private Activity Bond Cap. Amending 2 EO 248 and 261.
263 1986 517 Allocation of Nonessential Function Bond Volume Cap Pursuant to House Res. 3838. Revoked by 2 EO 266.
264 1986 520 Implementation of the Developmental Disabilities Act of 1984, P.L. 98-527. Revoking 2 EO 122 and 141. Superseded and revoked by 2 EO 315.
265 1986 536 Office of Refugee Resettlement; Amending 2 EO 257. Revoked by 2 EO 361.
266 1986 542 Allocation of Private Activity Bond Volume Cap; Revoking 2 EO 263.
267 1987 547 Governor's Statewide Anti-Crime Council. Revoking and superseding 2 EO 226. Revoked by 2 EO 383.
268 1987 547 Establishing the Office of Quality Assurance for the Mental Retardation Consent Decrees (OQA) and Advisory Committee to the OQA. Revoked by 2 EO 383.
269 1987 549 Creating Minority Business Development Commission to Promote Minority Business in the Commonwealth.
270 1987 549 Allocation of Low Income Rental Housing Tax Credit Cap Pursuant to the Tax Reform Act of 1986. Superseded by 2 EO 271 and 291.
271 1987 551 Allocation of Low Income Rental Housing Tax Credit Cap. Superseding 2 EO 270. Superseded by 2 EO 291.
272 1987 551 Commonwealth of Mass. Employees Campaign (COMEC); Superseding 2 EO 243. Revoked and superseded by 2 EO 354.
273 1987 551 Establishing the Judicial Nominating Council; Revoking 2 EO 228. Revoked by 2 EO 299 and 304 and Superseded by 2 EO 318, 355, and 420.
274 1987 555 Establishing the Governor's Advisory Committee on Women's Issues; Superseding 2 EO 230. Superseded by 2 EO 306 and 313.
275 1987 556 Establishing Governor's Commission on Fire Safety, Combustion Toxicity and Combustibility; Revoking 2 EO 249 and 251. Revoked by 2 EO 383.
276 1987 558 Establishing the Massachusetts Emergency Response Commission. Revoked by 2 EO 383.
277 1987 567 Establishment of a Public Safety Council; Superseding 2 EO 128, 129 and 233.
278 1987 567 Establishment of Governor's Advisory Committee on Veterans'Affairs; Superseding 2 EO 162 and 177. Revoked and superseded by 2 EO 363.
279 1988 583 Recycled Materials Procurement Plan. Designation of the Center of Excellence at the University of Massachusetts Amherst to study chloroflourocarbons.
280 1989 601 The Use of Grant Money Under the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act to Provide Local Police with Alternatives to Juvenile Lock-Up Detention. Superseded and Revoked by 2 EO 339.
281 1989 601 Regulating State Contracts withe Companies Doing Business with South Africa or Namibia because of Apartheid. Revoked and Superseded by 2 EO 288.
282 1989 605 Establishing a Public Integrity Policy for the Commonwealth.
283 1989 609 Establishes the Governor's Advisory Committee on Information Technology; Revoking 2 EO 231. Revoked by 2 EO 326.
284 1989 615 Establishes the Higher Education Nominating Council Who Choose Candidates for the Board of Regents and the Board of Trustees for Public Colleges and Universities. Superseded by 2 EO 309.
285 1990 626 Establishes a Housing Assistance Pilot Program. The Secretary of the Office of Communities and Development Contracted with the Lynn Housing Authority to Administrate all Rental Housing Assistance Programs Funded through the Executive Office of Communities and Development Located in Lynn.
286 1990 627 Software Copyright Compliance within State Government.
287 1990 633 Establishment of the Massachusetts Housing Partnership. Because of the critical need for low and moderate income housing the Executive Office of Communities and Development will expand the development and preservation of housing through public/private partnerships.
288 1990 638 Revoking and Superseding 2 EO 281. Because Namibia gained its independence on March 21, 1990, they are eliminated from the prohibited procurement list. South Africa is still on the list. Revoked by 2 EO 359.
289 1990 644 Evelyn Murphy as Acting Governor signed the Open books and Balanced Budget EO Every month within 5 days of the final revenue receipts or the final payment of bills, whichever is later, A & F will submit a monthly balanced books report to the Governor and the Clerks of the House and Senate.
290 1990 644 Evelyn Murphy signed this EO on the Reduction of the Size of the Executive Branch of State Government.
291 1990 650 Assignment of State Ceiling for Tax Credit for Low Income Rental Housing Pursuant to U.S. IRS Code Section 42; Superseding 2 EO 270 and 271. This is in effect each year that the Congress extends the low-income housing tax credit.
292 1990 651 Reestablish a Governor's Highway Safety Bureau to be funded by federal grants and to accept private trust fund monies when appropriate. Revoked by 2 EO 508.
293 1990 652 Policy on Permanent Paper. All departments and executive branch subdivisions shall use permanent paper in the preparation of public records and publications of enduring value.
294 1990 652 The Governor's Commission on the Benjamin Franklin Trust Fund. The Commission will decide how to use the 4.4 million dollars from Franklin's will and codicil. Revoked by 2 EO 383.
295 1990 652 No Contract in Excess of $100,000.00 shall be entered into by any agency within the Executive Department. This shall be in effect for 90 days or until amended, superseded or revoked.
296 1990 652 No employee shall be hired without prior written approval of the Secretary of Administration and Finance. This does not apply to Governor's appointments. It will be in effect for 90 days or until amended, superseded or revoked.

Governor William F. Weld, 1991-97

Gov. Weld's Executive Orders
EO No. Year Mass. Reg. No. Title/Subject
297 1991 653 Establishes a Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission of not more than 15 members for purposes of education and encouraging ceremonial celebrations.
298 1991 655 Industrial Accident Board Nominating Panel. Help appoint Administrative Judges. Superseding and Revoking 2 EO 258. Superseded and Revoked by 2 EO 323.
299 1991 655 Creates 23 member board called the Judicial Nominating Council to advise the Governor how to choose judges; Revoking 2 EO 273. Superseded by 2 EO 304, 319, 355, and 420.