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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3735         FILED ON: 6/28/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3550

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Garrett J. Bradley and Robert L. Hedlund

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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 relative to the town treasurer-collector in the town of Hingham.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Garrett J. Bradley

3rd Plymouth

Robert L. Hedlund

Plymouth and Norfolk


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3735        FILED ON: 6/28/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3550

By Representative Bradley of Hingham and Senator Hedlund, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3550) of Garrett J. Bradley and Robert L. Hedlund (by vote of the town) that the town of Hingham be authorized to appoint a town treasurer-collector.  Municipalities and Regional Government.  [Local Approval Received.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to the town treasurer-collector in the town of Hingham.
 

              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, there shall be an appointed town treasurer-collector in the town of Hingham. The board of selectmen shall appoint a suitable qualified person to the office of town treasurer-collector. The town treasurer-collector shall have and exercise all the powers and rights, perform the duties and be subject to the liabilities and penalties conferred and imposed by law on town treasurers and town collectors of taxes.  The board of selectmen shall determine the compensation of the town treasurer-collector and may establish an employment contract with the town treasurer-collector for a period of time to provide for salary, fringe benefits and other conditions of employment including, but not limited to, severance pay, reimbursement for expenses incurred in the performance of duties of office, liability insurance, vacation and leave.

              SECTION 2.  Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, upon the effective date of this act, the position of elected town treasurer-collector in the town of Hingham shall be abolished and the term of the officer holding said office shall be terminated. The elected incumbent holding said office of town treasurer-collector shall then become the first appointed town treasurer-collector; provided, however, that said person shall receive not less than the compensation and benefits to which the elected town treasurer-collector was entitled unless modified by said employment contract. Thereafter, appointments to the position of town treasurer-collector shall be made under Section 1.

              SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

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