SECTION 1. The charter of the city of Amesbury, which is on file in the office of the archivist of the commonwealth, as provided in section 12 of chapter 43B of the general laws is hereby amended by deleting subsection 1(b) of section 2 of part II of said charter, and inserting in place thereof the following:- The mayor shall be elected for a term of 4 years beginning on the first city business day in January following the biennial city election and until a successor is qualified.
SECTION 2. This act shall be submitted to the voters of said city at the next biennial city election in the form of the following question which shall be placed upon the official ballot to be used at said election:-
Shall an act passed by the General Court in the year 2021 entitled ‘An Act Amending the Charter of the City of Amesbury to Increase the term of the Mayor to 4 Years, be accepted?’
Below said question shall appear a brief summary of the act prepared by the city solicitor.
If the voters at the biennial city election approve the question, then this act shall be applicable to the city, but not otherwise.
SECTION 3. This act shall be effective upon its passage.
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