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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 2415        FILED ON: 2/24/2010

SENATE  .   .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2284

[LOCAL APPROVAL RECEIVED.]

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Stephen M. Brewer

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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 authorizing a certain question relative to a charter revision in the town of Palmer to be placed on the state election ballot.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Stephen M. Brewer

Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin

Todd M. Smola

1st Hampden


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand and Nine

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An Act authorizing a certain question relative to a charter revision in the town of Palmer to be placed on the state election ballot.


 

Whereas , The deferred operation for this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is forthwith to make to make it in the best interest of the Town of Palmer to place a question relative to a charter revision on the state election ballot, 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 follows:
 

              SECTION 1.   The following question shall be placed on the official ballot to be used in the town of Palmer at the next annual state election:
"Shall the town of Palmer approve the charter revision recommended by the charter commission?”

If a majority of the votes cast in answer to the question is in the affirmative, then the charter revision shall take effect but not otherwise.

SECTION 2.   The town clerk shall prepare a summary of the proposed charter revision which shall appear on the ballot along with the question provided in section 1.

SECTION 3.   This act shall take effect upon its passage

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