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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2940        FILED ON: 1/12/2009

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 656

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Robert M. Koczera

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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 passage of the accompanying bill:

An Act Relative to Filling a Temporary Vaca n cy in the United Stat e Senate.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Robert M. Koczera

11th Bristol


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand and Nine

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An Act Relative to Filling a Temporary Vacancy in the United State Senate.


 

              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 140 of Chapter 54 of the General Laws, as appearing in 2006 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting, after subsection (e), the following new subsection:

              (f) The Governor shall appoint an interim Senator to a senate vacancy after the deadline for qualifying as a candidate in the special senate election has passed, provided the appointee is not a candidate in said special senate election.  The appointed senator shall serve until a successor is duly elected.

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