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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 4706        FILED ON: 11/18/2009

House  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 4358

Message from His Excellency the Governor recommending legislation relative to An Act An Act Authorizing The Town Of Plymouth To Conduct A Referendum Election On January 19, 2010 .

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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DEVAL L. PATRICK

GOVERN OR

 

TIMOTHY P. MURRAY

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR

Executive Department

State House  ·   Boston 02133

(617) 725-4000

November 18, 2009

To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives:

              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 Authorizing The Town Of Plymouth To Conduct A Referendum Election On January 19, 2010.” 

              Senate President Murray, Representatives deMacedo and Calter and the Plymouth board of selectmen have requested that I file this legislation to allow the town to hold a special election on January 19, 2010, the same date as the scheduled special state election for United States Senator.  Absent this legislation, the town charter requires the town to hold a special election in late December.  The special election would cost the town approximately $26 ,000, which would further strain the town’s budget in these difficult economic times.

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

                                                                                    Respectfully submitted,

Sincerely,

                                                 DEVAL L. PATRICK,

                                                              Governor.


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand and Nine

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An Act Authorizing The Town Of Plymouth To Conduct A Referendum Election On January 19, 2010.


 

              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 s ection 6-3 of chapter 5 of the town of Plymouth’s charter or any other general or special law, by-law or charter provision to the contrary, the town of Plymouth may hold a referendum election on January, 19, 2010.  

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect u pon its passage.

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