TABLE I:  PUBLIC ACTS AND SPECIAL LAWS OF THE TOWN OF EAST LYME
Editor’s note:
   Complete copies of all Public Acts and Special Laws of the Town of East Lyme are available at the Town Hall.
 
Public Act/Special Law
Date Approved
Description
Special Laws Vol. 4, page 1242
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An Act incorporating the Town of East Lyme.
Special Laws Vol. 4, page 1244
Passed 1840
Mileage of the Town of East Lyme.
Special Laws Vol. 4, page 1166
Passed 1841
Changing name of Second School Society of Lyme to the First School Society of East Lyme.
Special Laws Vol. 4, page 1135
Passed 1844
Annexing Austin F. Perkins to Second School District in East Lyme.
Special Laws Vol. 6, page 403
7-24-1868
Providing for the appointment of a trustee of the fund devised by Elisha Miller, late of Lyme, deceased, for school purposes.
Special Laws Vol. 9, page 238
4-14-1881
An Act relating to the encampment of the Connecticut National Guard.
House Joint Res. 25
4-14-1882
An Act incorporating the Connecticut Spiritualist Camp- Meeting Association.
Special Laws Vol. 9, page 758
3-28-1883
Establishing school district lines in the Town of East Lyme.
Special Laws Vol. 9, page 849
5-3-1883
Providing for the purchase of Niantic Bridge by the Towns of East Lyme and Waterford.
Special Laws Vol. 9, page 923
3-5-1884
Concerning the Smith Memorial Home.
Special Laws Vol. 10, page 28
3-6-1885
Changing school district boundaries in East Lyme.
Special Laws Vol. 10, page 312
Passed 3-26-1886
Concerning the Niantic Burying Ground in East Lyme.
Special Laws Vol. 11, page 574
5-25-1893
In favor of the Town of East Lyme; burial expenses of Marshall Dean.
Special Laws Vol. 12, page 733
3-17-1897
An Act relating to the encampment of the Connecticut National Guard.
Special Laws Vol. 13, page 141
4-18-1899
Amending an act dividing the Town of East Lyme into two voting districts.
TM Volume 11, page 312
11-6-1973
Repealed by referendum.
TM Volume 21, page 5
 
Changed to three districts.
Special Laws Vol. 14, page 223
3-15-1903
Incorporating the East Lyme Fire District.
Special Laws Vol. 14, page 562
4-5-1905
Providing for the payment of the funeral expenses of Peter Dyer.
Special Laws Vol. 14, page 1095
7-18-1905
Concerning the purchase by the state of the Rope Ferry Bridge.
Special Laws Vol. 16, page 377
7-25-1911
An Act making an appropriation for the maintenance of the Drawbridge across the Niantic River between the Towns of East Lyme and Waterford; for the two years ending September 30, 1913.
Special Laws Vol. 17, page 1155
 
An Act directing the Highway Commissioner to construct a bridge over the Niantic River between the Towns of East Lyme and Waterford.
State of Connecticut
Senate, 5-17-1917
Reconsidered and passed by Yeas and Nays: Yeas 23, Nays 8, the objections of the Governor notwithstanding. John Buckley, Clerk.
State of Connecticut
House of Representatives, 5-17-1917
Reconsidered and passed by Yeas and Nays: Yeas 220, Nays 16, the objections of the Governor notwithstanding. Edward J. Kenealy, Clerk.
Special Laws Vol. 16, page 597
9-5-1911
An Act concerning the organization of districts for fire, sewer and other purposes.
Special Laws Vol. 17, page 1078
5-16-1917
An Act granting to the Town of East Lyme the use of certain property for highway purposes.
Special Laws Vol. 18, page 375
3-29-1921
An Act authorizing the Selectmen of the Town of East Lyme to sell the schoolhouse in Flanders.
Special Laws Vol. 22, page 797
6-8-1937
An Act concerning exchange of land between the state and residents in the Town of Lyme, Old Lyme and East Lyme at Stone’s Ranch.
Special Laws Vol. 22, page 75
4-4-1935
An Act including a highway in the Town of East Lyme in the trunk line system.
Special Laws Vol. 23, page 124
5-2-1939
An Act including a highway in the Town of East Lyme in the trunk line system; Bride Brook Road.
Special Laws Vol. 22, page 66
6-3-1939
Approved by town meeting 8-1-1939
An Act providing for biennial elections in the Town of East Lyme. (Many portions of this Act no longer in effect.)
 
Received 4-30-1940
Perambulations of town line Lyme and East Lyme. (Note: recorded in either Lyme or Old Lyme.)
Special Laws Vol. 23, page 1000
6-16-1941
An Act authorizing the Town of East Lyme to construct a water system.
Special Acts 1951, Page 70
TM Volume 11, page 312
5-16-1951
An Act providing for the appointment of an Assessor and for the filing of assessment lists in the Town of East Lyme; repealed 11-6-1973 by referendum.
House Bill No. 1462
(417)
7-8-1955
An Act authorizing the Connecticut Spiritualist Camp-Meeting Association to levy a tax.
Special Acts 1955, page 404
7-8-1955
An Act changing the property tax assessment date in the Town of East Lyme. See Conn. Gen. Stat. § 12-62a (1995).
Special Acts 1955, page 654
8-11-1955
An Act validating notice of sale by the Tax Collector of the Town of East Lyme.
Special Acts 1957, page 23
4-3-1957
An Act concerning the filing of assessment abstracts in the Town of East Lyme.
Substitute for House Bill No. 1935
(619)
7-17-1957
An Act authorizing the Connecticut Spiritualist Camp-Meeting Association to levy a tax.
Special Acts Vol. 34, page 176
5-22-1969
An Act including the Towns of Lyme, Old Lyme, East Lyme, Haddam and East Haddam in the franchise area of the Southern Connecticut Gas Company.
Special Acts, Vol. 34, page 257
6-19-1969
An Act authorizing the Town of East Lyme to acquire a section of Colton Road in the Town of Old Lyme.
Special Acts Vol. 34, page 329
7-2-1969
An Act concerning an appropriation to the Waterford-East Lyme Shellfish Commission.
Special Act 293 (Section 29) of the 1969 Session of the General Assembly
Special Acts, Vol. 34, page 384
7-8-1969
Shore erosion control project at Giant’s Neck.
Public Act No. 33 of the 1971 Session of the General Assembly
Special Acts January Session, 1971 Vol. 1, page 53 (Vol. 35)
4-9-1971
An Act concerning the Waterford-East Lyme Shellfish Commission.
Special Act Vol. 35, page 26
January Session 1971, 1972
Vol. 36 (none)
5-5-1971
An Act concerning conveyance of land of the state to the Town of East Lyme and grant of two easements to said town.
Special Act No. 73-138
Special Acts Vol. 37, page 231
6-21-1973
(vol 3 of set)
An Act granting easements to the town of East Lyme (re well sites and easements).
Special Act No. 75-43
5-30-1975
An Act creating the Pine Grove, Niantic Association.
Special Act No. 77-68
Special Act Vol. 2, page 77, part 2, January Session 1977
6-20-1977
An Act concerning the conveyance of land to the Town of East Lyme.
Special Act No. 78-3
3-29-1978
An Act concerning the correction of errors in a property conveyance to the Town of East Lyme; amending Special Act No. 77-68.
House Bill No. 5918
Special Act No. 84-31
5-29-1984
An Act concerning the transfer of Pine Grove Road to the Town of East Lyme.
Substitute House Bill No. 7535
Public Act No. 85-358
PA 87-512 - SB 395
 
An Act concerning authorization of state grant commitments for school construction projects.
PA 87-520 - sSB 865
Effective 10-1-1987
An Act concerning establishment of a Niantic River Gateway Commission.
 
Effective 10-1-1987
An Act concerning the depositing of shellfish and shellfisheries in Branford and increasing the penalty for a violation concerning the Waterford-East Lyme Shellfish Commission and the taking of shellfish from the Niantic River.
PA 88-364
 
An Act concerning the revisor’s technical corrections to the General Statutes and to certain Public and Special Acts.
Special Act No. 90-23
6-6-1990
An Act concerning authorization of state grant commitments for school building projects.
Special Act No. 90-37
6-6-1990
An Act concerning the conveyance of certain parcels of state land in Hartford, New Milford, Ansonia and East Lyme.
Special Act No. 93-34
Substitute House Bill No. 7207
6-6-1990
An Act concerning the conveyance of state land in East Lyme, Meriden and South Windsor, an easement to the state at Central Connecticut State University and the transfer of property of the Department of Transportation.
PA 92-108 - HB 5826
Judiciary Committee
10-1-1992
An Act concerning composition of the Department of Correction.
September 2009 Special Session
Special Act No. 13-23
 
An Act concerning the conveyance of certain parcels of state land, the boundaries of Fenwick, the validation of certain town actions, the City Point Yacht Club and Wheeler Library.
 
Effective 1-5-2011
Probate redistricting.
Special Act No. 15-22
7-10-2015
An Act concerning mutual consolidation of dispatch facilities in New London, East Lyme and Waterford.
June Special Session, Special Act No. 15-1
 
An Act concerning the conveyance of certain parcels of state land and amending the Charters of the Borough of Fenwick and the Giants Neck Beach Association.