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 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, when the oath required by this act shall be administered to the members of those boards present, 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 respective boards, by their clerks; provided that in any year where the first Monday in January is a legal holiday the city council may choose an alternate date to fall within the first 8 days of the year.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
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