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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 4723        FILED ON: 11/19/2009

HOUSE  .   .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 4415



The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



John F. Quinn


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 the posit ion of appointed treasurer-co llector in the town of Freetown .






John F. Quinn

9th Bristol

Joan M. Menard

First Bristol and Plymouth

Stephen R. Canessa

12th Bristol

David B. Sullivan

6th Bristol

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts


In the Year Two Thousand and Nine



An Act relative to the position of appointed treasurer-co llector in the town of Freetown .


              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 the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, the Office of Treasurer-Collector for the Town of Freetown is hereby established.  The Treasurer-Collector shall have all the powers, perform the duties and be subject to the liabilities and penalties now or hereafter conferred and imposed by law on town Treasurers and town Collectors of Taxes.  Said Treasurer-Collector shall be appointed, and may be removed, by the Board of Selectmen of said town.  The Board of Selectmen may establish an employment contract with the Treasurer-Collector for salary, fringe benefits and other conditions of employment, including but not limited to, severance pay, reimbursement for expense incurred in the performance of the duties of office, liability insurance, conditions of discipline, termination dismissal, reappointment, performance standards and leave.


SECTION 2.   Notwithstanding the provisions of section one, upon the effective date of this act, the positions of elected town Treasurer and elected Tax Collector shall be abolished and the terms of the officers holding said offices shall be terminated.  The elected incumbent holding the office of town Treasurer, if any, shall thereupon become the first appointed Treasurer-Collector, and shall serve in such capacity for a period of time equivalent to the remainder of the incumbent’s elected term or sooner resignation or retirement.  Thereafter, appointments to the position of Treasurer-Collector shall be made in accordance with the provisions of section 1 of this act.


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


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