AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE DATES FOR ANNUAL TOWN MEETING AND THE SUBMISSION OF BUDGETS IN CITIES.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
Section 9 of chapter 39 of the General Laws, as most recently amended by
section 1 of chapter 8 of the acts of 1974, is hereby further amended by
inserting after the word "prescribe", in line 8, the words:- ; provided,
however, that, notwithstanding the provisions of this section or of any
other law, by-law, or charter to the contrary, a town, by the vote of its
board of selectmen or town council may delay the annual town meeting; and
provided, further, that such a delayed annual town meeting shall complete
its business on or before June thirtieth.
The first sentence of the first paragraph of section 32 of chapter 44 of
the General Laws, as amended by section 1 of chapter 26 of the acts of
1975, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 1, the word
"ninety" and inserting in place thereof the word:- one hundred and twenty.
The fourth paragraph of said section 32 of said chapter 44, as most
recently amended by section 2 of said chapter 26, is hereby further amended
by striking out, in line 1, the word "ninety" and inserting in place
thereof the word:- one hundred and twenty.
The provisions of section one shall not apply to any portion of the annual
town meeting which provides for the elections and certification of officers
and other matters to be determined by ballot. The annual town meeting and
the election and certification of officers shall be called in pursuance of
one or more warrants under the provisions of sections nine A and ten of
chapter thirty-nine of the General Laws.