HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3797        FILED ON: 2/16/2017

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2789

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Kenneth I. Gordon and Kenneth J. Donnelly

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
Court assembled:

The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to town meeting members in the town of Burlington.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Kenneth I. Gordon

21st Middlesex


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3797        FILED ON: 2/16/2017

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2789

By Representative Gordon of Bedford and Senator Donnelly, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2789) of Kenneth I. Gordon (by vote of the town) relative to the eligibility of town meeting members to hold other elected positions in town government of the town of Burlington.  Municipalities and Regional Government.  [Local Approval Received.]

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the One Hundred and Ninetieth General Court
(2017-2018)

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An Act relative to town meeting members in the town of Burlington.

 

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 8 of chapter 686 of the acts of 1970, as amended by section 1 of chapter 92 of the acts of 2011,  is hereby further amended by striking out section 8, as so appearing, and inserting in place thereof the following section:-

Section 8.  A Town Meeting Member is not eligible to hold any other elected position in town government as set forth by Massachusetts Special Acts of 2007 Chapter 216.  A Town Meeting Member may be employed by the Town.  A Town Meeting Member may serve as any or all of the following:

Member of any committee(s) appointed by the Moderator;

Member of any advisory committee(s) appointed for a special temporary purpose by the Selectmen, School Committee, or any other Town Board;

Officer of elections; and

Member of a political party’s town committee.

In addition to the above, only one other appointed position may be held by a Town Meeting Member.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage