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 of chapter 592 of the acts of 1950 is hereby amended by striking out the last sentence and inserting in place thereof the following sentence:- When a vacancy occurs among the selectmen by reason of death, resignation, change of residence from the town, or other disability, the remaining board of selectmen shall order a special election to be held not less than 65 days and not more than 90 days following notification of the vacancy at which the voters shall elect a selectman for the remainder of the unexpired term.
SECTION 2. This act shall be submitted for acceptance to the voters of the town of Wilmington at the annual town meeting to be held in the year 2004 in the form of the following question which shall be placed on the official ballot to be used for the election of town officers:-
"Shall an act passed by the general court in the year 2004 entitled 'An Act providing for a special election to fill a vacancy on the board of selectmen in the town of Wilmington' be accepted?" If a majority of votes cast in answer to the question is in the affirmative, the act shall take effect but not otherwise.
This Bill having been returned by His Excellency the Governor with his objections thereto in writing (see House 4569) has been passed by the House of Representatives, notwithstanding said objections, two-thirds of the House (156 yeas to 0 nays) having agreed to pass the same.
Passed by the Senate, notwithstanding the objections of His Excellency the Governor, two-thirds of the members present (36 yeas to 0 nays) having approved the same.