Skip to Content

HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 4646        FILED ON: 10/19/2009

House  .   .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 4286

Message from His Excellency the Governor recommending legislation relative to An Act validating the actions taken at the annual town election held in the town of Plympton .

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

_______________

image.wmf

 

DEVAL L. PATRICK

GOVERNOR

 

TIMOTHY P. MURRAY

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR

Executive Department

State House  ·   Boston 02133

(617) 725-4000

10/19/2009

T o t h e H o n o r a b l e S e n a t e a n d H o u s e o f R e p r e s e n t a t i v e s :

              Pursuant to the provisions of Article II, Section 8, Paragraph 1, Clause (2) of the Amendments to the Constitution, as amended by Article LXXXIX, I am filing for your consideration the attached legislation entitled, “An Act Validating The Actions Taken At The Annual Town Election Held In The Town Of Plympton .”

              Senate President Murray, Representative Calter and the Town of Plympton board of selectmen have requested that I file this legislation to validate the May 16, 2009, annual town election and all actions taken pursuant to the election.  Absent this legislation, the town would have to hold a special town election, which would further strain the town’s budget and unnecessarily delay eliminating any potential challenges to the school committee’s governance.


Accordingly, I urge your early and favorable consideration of this bill.

                                                                                    Respectfully submitted,

Sincerely,

                                                 DEVAL L. PATRICK,

                                                              Governor.


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

_______________

In the Year Two Thousand and Nine

_______________



 

An Act VALIDATING THE ACTIONS TAKEN AT THE ANNUAL TOWN ELECTION HELD IN THE TOWN OF PLYMPTON.


 

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

              Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10 of chapter 39, and section 64 of chapter 54, of the general laws, or of any other general or special law to the contrary, the votes taken by the town of Plympton at its May 16, 2009 annual town election, and all actions taken pursuant thereto, are hereby ratified, validated and confirmed, notwithstanding any defect or omission with regard to the warrant for the election as it relates to the office of school committee member for a term of 1 year.  

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

The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The General Court provides this information as a public service and while we endeavor to keep the data accurate and current to the best of our ability, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

Error