SECTION 1. Chapter 40A, Section 5 of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding the following language located in the middle of paragraph two after ‘shall be published “…on a municipal website or” and also adding “on the municipal website” after publication in a newspaper.
SECTION 2. Chapter 40, Section 32 of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding the language “or posted for a period of no less than fourteen days on the town’s municipal website.” located in the bottom half of the section after ‘newspaper of general circulation in the town.’; and by adding the following language “or posting on the town’s municipal website,” after ‘or publishing in one or more newspapers,’;
SECTION 3. Majority vote of the City Council or Board of Selectmen is required for a municipality to adopt this alternative method of publication. Upon adoption by the municipality, the municipal clerk shall file with the Office of the Attorney General written notice of adoption of the alternative method of publication.
SECTION 4. This act shall take effect upon passage.
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