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  • Acts
  • 2004
  • Chapter 122 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE PROCEDURES FOR MUNICIPALITIES AND DISTRICTS TO ACCEPT STATUTES.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:


SECTION 1. Chapter 4 of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out section 4, as appearing in the 2002 Official Edition, and inserting in place thereof the following section:-

Section 4. Wherever a statute is to take effect upon its acceptance by a municipality or district, or is to be effective in municipalities or districts accepting its provisions, this acceptance shall be, except as otherwise provided in that statute, in a municipality, by vote of the legislative body, subject to the charter of the municipality, or, in a district, by vote of the district at a district meeting.

SECTION 2. Section 7 of said chapter 4, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after clause Nineteenth the following clause:- Nineteenth A, "Municipality" shall mean a city or town.

Approved June 3, 2004.