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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 5044        FILED ON: 6/2/2010

HOUSE  .   .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 4739

[LOCAL APPROVAL RECEIVED.]

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Stephen Stat Smith

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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 Validating the Election of a Charter Commission in the City of Everett.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Stephen Stat Smith

28th Middlesex


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand and Ten

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An Act Validating the Election of a Charter Commission in the City of Everett.


 

Whereas , The deferred operation for this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is forthwith to make 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 follows:
 

                            SECTION 1.   Notwithstanding any defect or omissions in the procedure for the placement of the question on the ballot at the 2009 city election in the city of Everett relative to the election of a charter commission and notwithstanding any defects or omissions in the wording of that question, the election of a charter commission established for the purpose of amending the city’s charter and all actions taken by the charter commission pursuant to that election are hereby ratified, validated and confirmed to the same extent as if the question was properly placed in proper form as required by chapter 43B of the General Laws.

              SECTION 2.   Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the proposed charter revisions recommended by the Everett charter commission and submitted to the city council pursuant to section 9 of chapter 43B of the General Laws shall be submitted to the voters of the city of Everett for their approval at the city election to be held on November 8, 2011.

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

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