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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT FURTHER REGULATING THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE OATH OF OFFICE OF MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL AND SCHOOL COMMITTEE IN THE CITY OF MALDEN

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

SECTION 1. Section 9 of chapter 169 of the acts of 1881, as most recently amended by chapter 114 of the acts of 2011, is hereby further amended by striking out the words “The city councillors-elect shall on the first Monday of January at eight o'clock in the evening meet in convention, when the oath required by this act shall be administered to the city councillors-elect by the mayor or by any justice of the peace; and a certificate of such oath having been taken shall be entered upon the journals of the mayor and the city council by its clerk.” and inserting in place thereof the following sentence:- The members-elect of the city council and school committee and, when applicable, the mayor-elect shall, on the first Monday of the year, meet in convention and the oath required by this act shall be administered to the members of those boards present, by the mayor or by a justice of the peace and a certificate of such oath having been taken shall be entered upon the journals of the respective boards by their respective clerks; provided, however, that in any year in which the first Monday in January is a legal holiday, the oath required shall be administered on the first Tuesday of that year.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved, December 29, 2017.