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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1657         FILED ON: 1/18/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 340

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Bruce E. Tarr

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act on strengthening and clarifying residency requirements for the purpose of voting .

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Bruce E. Tarr

First Essex and Middlesex

Ann-Margaret Ferrante

5th Essex

Richard J. Ross

Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1657        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 340

By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 340) of Bruce E. Tarr, Ann-Margaret Ferrante and Richard J. Ross for legislation relative to residency requirements for voting.  Election Laws. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act on strengthening and clarifying residency requirements for the purpose of voting .
 

              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: Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the secretary of the commonwealth shall conduct a study to review existing laws in regards to residency requirements for purposes of voting. Secretary shall make any recommendations to strengthen and clarify residency requirements as they pertain to eligibility for voting in municipal, state, and federal elections and participation in town meetings, particularly so as to ensure for the maximum extent possible, that such requirements are clear, easily understood, and enforceable in an efficient manner.  Secretary shall submit the study and recommendations to the clerks of the senate and house and to the Joint Committee on Election Laws by September 30, 2013.

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