AN ACT RELATIVE TO MUNICIPAL DISABILITY COMMISSIONS.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. The first paragraph of section 8J of chapter 40 of the
General Laws, as appearing in the 1992 Official Edition, is hereby
amended by striking out the first sentence and inserting in place thereof the
following sentence:- A city which accepts the provisions of this section by
vote of its city council, subject to the provisions of its charter, or a town
which accepts the provisions of this section at an annual or special town
meeting, may establish a commission on disability, hereinafter called the
commission, to cause the full integration and participation of people with
disabilities in such city or town.
SECTION 2. The action of any town which has accepted the provisions
of section eight J of chapter forty of the General Laws by vote at a regular
or special town meeting prior to the effective date of this act is hereby
ratified, validated and confirmed.