Chapter 91 of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding the following section:-
Section 64. (a) The department of conservation and recreation shall create a uniform warning and safety flag program to be used at all public beaches maintained by the department of conservation and recreation. The program shall provide for a uniform size, shape, color and definition for each warning and safety flag.
(b) A city or town having jurisdiction over a public beach along the coast may adopt the uniform warning and safety flag program created by the department of conservation and recreation. Subsection (a) shall take effect in a city with a Plan D or Plan E charter by a vote of the city council upon submission by the city manager and in all other cities by a vote of the city council with the approval of the mayor and in a town with a town council, by vote of the town council and in all other towns, by a vote of the town meeting.
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