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  • PART I ADMINISTRATION OF THE GOVERNMENT
  • TITLE VII CITIES, TOWNS AND DISTRICTS
  • CHAPTER 43B HOME RULE PROCEDURES

Section 1 - Short title; definitions

Section 2 - Adoption, revision or amendment of existing charter

Section 3 - Petition for adoption and revision of charter; filing; objections

Section 4 - Order of governing body for submission of question of adoption or revision of charter; nomination and election of charter commission

Section 5 - Charter commission; procedure for nomination and election of members

Section 6 - Charter commission; number of members; election

Section 7 - Charter commission; organization; compensation and expenses of members

Section 8 - Charter commission; rules and regulations; personnel; funds; receipts and expenditures; office space and facilities; taxation and borrowing

Section 9 - Hearings before charter commission; reports of commission

Section 10 - Amendments to charter previously adopted or revised under this chapter; procedure

Section 11 - Proposed charter or charter revision; submission to voters; ballot; copies of final report or proposed amendment; adoption of alternative or conflicting provisions

Section 12 - Charter and charter amendments and revisions; deposit of certificates; judicial notice; reprints for distribution

Section 12A - Resubmission of charter which failed of approval

Section 13 - Exercise of powers and functions by municipalities

Section 14 - Enforcement of this chapter; declaratory relief; judicial review

Section 15 - Petitions for adoption or revision of charter or suggestion of charter amendment; form

Section 16 - Paper or document required to be filed or submitted; presumptions

Section 17 - Election laws; applicable and conflicting provisions

Section 18 - Method of electing officers

Section 19 - Special laws enacted after Nov. 8, 1966

Section 20 - Provisions of charter or amendment deemed consistent with certain other laws