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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 2262        FILED ON: 9/16/2009

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2152



The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Susan C. Tucker


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 r elative to the Punchard Free School i n the t own of Andover.






Susan C. Tucker

Second Essex and Middlesex

Barry R. Finegold

17th Essex

Barbara A. L'Italien

18th Essex

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts


In the Year Two Thousand and Nine



An Act r elative to the Punchard Free School in the t own of Andover.


Whereas , The deferred operation for this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is forthwith to make , therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.


              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follow s:

              SECTION 1.  Notwithstanding the provisions of Chapter 7 of the Acts of 1851, Chapter 76 of the Acts of 1853, Chapter 77 of the Acts of 1856, Chapter 396 of the Acts of 1869, Chapter 47 of the Acts of 1877, or any other General or Special Law to the contrary, the Board of Trustees of the Punchard Free School shall consist of five trustees, who shall be residents of the Town of Andover elected by the registered voters.  The Trustees who are in office when this legislation becomes effective shall serve until the expiration of their terms.  At the first election of the successors to the Trustees who are in office when this legisla tion becomes effective, the Town shall elect five Trustees, two of whom shall serve for terms of three years, two for terms of two years and one for a term of one year.  At each Annual Town Election thereafter, the voters shall elect in place of Trustees w hose terms are about to expire a like number of Trustees to serve for terms of three years, or take any other action related thereto.

SECTION 2 .  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

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