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Chapter 372 AN ACT RELATIVE TO TOWN MEETING MEMBERS IN THE TOWN OF FRAMINGHAM.

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 5 of chapter 143 of the acts of 1949 is hereby amended by striking out the second sentence, as most recently amended by section 2 of chapter 54 of the acts of 1992, and inserting in place thereof the following sentence:- A town meeting member who removes from the town, or from the precinct in which the town meeting member was elected, or who is elected to any other town office, except charter commission member, shall cease to be a town meeting member.

SECTION 2. Paragraph (4) of section 5A of said chapter 143, as appearing in chapter 338 of the acts of 2002, is hereby amended by striking out the first sentence and inserting in place thereof the following 2 sentences:- When a town meeting member moves from the precinct from which the town meeting member was elected to another precinct, and a resident of the town notifies the town clerk of the move, the town clerk shall verify that the town meeting member no longer resides in the precinct and after verification shall declare the position vacant. The vacancy shall be filled in accordance with this act.

SECTION 3. Paragraph (5) of said section 5A of said chapter 143, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out the first sentence and inserting in place thereof the following 2 sentences:- When a town meeting member moves from the town of Framingham, and a resident of the town notifies the town clerk of the move, the town clerk shall verify that the town meeting member no longer resides in the town and, after verification, declares the position vacant. The vacancy shall be filled in accordance with this act.

Approved October 14, 2004.

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