AN ACT RELATIVE TO REPRESENTATIVE TOWN MEETINGS IN THE TOWN OF BRAINTREE.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
Section 3 of chapter 17 of the acts of 1937 is hereby
amended by striking out the first paragraph
and inserting in place thereof the following sentence:- The representative
meeting membership shall in each of the 12 precincts consist of 21 members,
which will cause the total membership to be 252.
Said chapter 17 is hereby further amended by inserting
after section 3 the following section:-
At the first scheduled town election after the
effective date of this act,
providing for the total membership of town meeting to be 252,
precincts 1 to 4, inclusive, shall elect nine town meeting members,
the first seven of which, in the order of votes received, members so
shall serve for three years, the eighth in such order shall serve for two
years, and the ninth in such order shall serve for one year, from the day of
the annual town meeting. In case of a tie vote affecting the order of votes
received as aforesaid, the members elected from the precinct shall by ballot
determine the same. Thereafter, except as is otherwise provided herein, at
annual town election, the registered voters of each precinct shall elect for
term of three years, seven town meeting members and shall at such
election fill for the unexpired term any vacancy then
existing in the number of elected town meeting members in each precinct. The
clerk, shall after every election of town meeting members, forthwith notify
member by mail of his election.
This act shall take effect upon its passage.