HOUSE DOCKET, NO. FILED ON: 11/29/2012
HOUSE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . No. 4528
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
In the Year Two Thousand Twelve
AN ACT AMENDING CHAPTER 131 OF THE ACTS OF 1994 TO INCREASE BOARD OF SELECTMEN MEMBERSHIP IN THE TOWN OF SUDBURY FROM THREE TO FIVE.
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 1 of chapter 131 of the Acts of 1994 is hereby amended by striking out subsection (a) of section 5 of part III and inserting in place thereof the following subsection:
(a) There shall be a board of selectmen composed of five members elected for terms of three years each, so arranged so that the term of at least 1 member shall expire each year.
SECTION 2. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, section 1 shall take effect upon the approval by a majority of registered voters in the town of Sudbury at the next ensuing election held as part of the annual town meeting. Upon such approval, two Selectmen shall be elected, one for a term of 2 years, and one for a term of 3 years, and thereafter electing their successors for three years. Said election shall occur no later than the election held as part of the annual town meeting in 2014.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage.