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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 4451        FILED ON: 6/23/2009

HOUSE  .   .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1920



The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Allen J. McCarthy, Thomas P. Kennedy


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 establishing the offi ce of treasurer-collector for the town of Whitman.






Allen J. McCarthy

7th Plymouth

Thomas P. Kennedy

Second Plymouth and Bristol

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts


In the Year Two Thousand and Nine



An Act establishing the office of treasurer-collector for the town of Whitman.


              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.   There shall be in the town of Whitman the office of treasurer-collector.  The treasurer-collector shall have all the power, perform the duties and be subject to the liabilities and penalties now or hereafter conferred as imposed by law on town treasurers and town collectors of taxes.

SECTION 2.   Notwithstanding section 1, the incumbents in the offices of town treasurer and collector, upon effective date of this act, shall continue to hold the offices and perform the duties thereof until the 2011 annual town election.  The first treasurer-collector shall be elected at the 2011 annual town election; but if the same person holds both offices on the effective date of this act, then the position of treasurer-collector shall take effect immediately upon the approval of the board of selectmen, the term to expire at the 2011 annual town election.

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

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