Adopted

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Greenfield Charter

Mr. Rosenberg moved that the bill be amended by inserting after section 8 the following 2 sections:-

“SECTION 8A. The sixth sentence of subsection (c) of section 6-1 of said charter is hereby amended by striking out the words “section 6-1 (a), above,” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- subsection (b).

SECTION 8B. Subsection (b) of section 6-9 of said charter is hereby amended by striking out the word “July” and inserting in place thereof the following word:- January.” ; and

by striking out section 11 and inserting in place thereof the following section:-

“SECTION 11. Said subsection (a) of said section 6-14 of said charter is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “years” the following words:- , beginning on the first business day of January after the town election and until such member’s successor is qualified.”; and

by adding the following 3 sections:-

SECTION 19. This act shall be submitted for acceptance to the voters of the city known as the town of Greenfield at an annual or special town election in the form of the following question which shall be placed on the ballot: "Shall an act passed by the general court in the year 2014, entitled 'An Act amending the charter of the city known as the town of Greenfield' be accepted?"

The town attorney shall prepare a fair and concise summary of the charter amendments in this act to include the most significant proposed changes from the charter currently applicable, which summary shall appear below the question on the ballot.

If a majority of the votes cast in answer to the question is in the affirmative, the voters shall be taken to have accepted the amendments to the charter of the city known as the town of Greenfield.

SECTION 20. Chapter 422 of the acts of 2012 is hereby repealed.

SECTION 21. This act shall take effect upon its passage.