SECTION 1. Notwithstanding chapter 39 of the General Laws, or any general or special law or charter provision to the contrary, the town of Wayland may hold annual and special town meetings with voters located in a common, physical location, fully remote or partially remote, to be known as a hybrid town meeting.
SECTION 2. Any town meeting held remotely or in hybrid form in accordance with this act shall be recorded and the recording shall be made available for public viewing on the town’s website for no fewer than 30 days following the conclusion of the meeting. The recording shall also be a permanent record of the town, subject to disclosure upon request.
SECTION 3. All actions taken at a remote or hybrid town meeting held in accordance with this act shall be ratified, validated and confirmed to the same extent as if the town meeting had been conducted entirely in person.
SECTION 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
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