AN ACT MAKING SPECIAL PROVISIONS FOR AN ELECTION TO FILL A VACANCY IN THE BOARD OF SELECTMEN OF THE TOWN OF READING.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
Notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special
law to the
contrary, the town of Reading shall print on the ballot for the April 3, 2001
town election the names of candidates nominated for the office of
selectman for a one-year term, to fill a
vacancy. Nomination papers for
this office may be obtained until the filing deadline for certification of
signatures. Such nomination papers shall be filed with the board of registrars
for certification of signatures not later than 5:00 p.m. on Thursday,
February 22, 2001. The board of registrars shall complete certification of
signatures on such papers not later than 12:00 noon on Tuesday, February 27,
2001. Such nomination papers shall be filed with the town clerk not later than
5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 27, 2001. All other dates set forth in the
pertaining to the election shall apply.
This act shall in no way limit a candidate for any other
office from filing nomination papers for the vacant selectman seat and
withdrawing as a candidate for any other position, as long as such withdrawal
is filed not later than 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 1, 2001.
If section 1 is not in effect on
February 15, 2001, then sections 1 and 2 shall not apply, and the person
receiving the third-highest number of votes in the election for selectmen to be
held on April 3, 2001 shall be elected for the remainder of the term of the
existing vacancy in the board of selectmen.
This act shall take effect upon its passage.