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Chapter 167 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF LAWRENCE.

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. Section 3.1 of chapter 425 of the acts of 1983 is hereby amended by striking out paragraph (b) and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-

(b) Eligibility - Any voter shall be eligible to hold the office of councilor at large. A district councilor shall be a voter and a resident of the district from which he is elected, at the time of his election; but a district councilor who removes from the district from which he was elected shall be considered to have vacated his position as district councilor and the vacancy shall be filled in the manner provided in section 3.9.

SECTION 2. Section 5.1 of said chapter 425 is hereby amended by striking out paragraph (b) and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-

(b) Eligibility - A district member shall be a voter and a resident of the district from which he is elected, at the time of his election; but a district member who removes from the district from which he was elected shall be considered to have vacated his position as district member, and the vacancy shall be filled in the manner provided in section 5.7.

SECTION 3. Said chapter 425 is hereby further amended by striking out section 5.7 and inserting in place thereof the following section:-

5.7 Filling of Vacancies.

If a vacancy occurs in the office of school committee member, it shall be filled in the same manner as is provided in section 3.9 for the filling of a vacancy in the office of district councilor.

Approved July 9, 2004.

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