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  • Acts
  • 2006
  • Chapter 276 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE VOTERS OF THE CITY OF NEW BEDFORD TO DETERMINE IF THE PUBLIC WATER SUPPLY SHOULD BE FLUORIDATED.

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. Notwithstanding section 8C of chapter 111 of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, the state secretary shall cause the following question to be placed on the ballot to be used in the city of New Bedford at the state general election to be held on November 7, 2006:
Shall the public water supply for domestic use in the City of New Bedford be fluoridated?
If the majority of votes in answer to this question is in the negative, the water supply of the city of New Bedford shall not be fluoridated, and the fluoridation of the water supply shall not be ordered again by the board of health for a period of at least 2 years from the date of that vote.

SECTION 2. If this act is not in effect on September 8, 2006, section 1 shall not apply and this section shall apply. Notwithstanding section 8C of chapter 111 of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, the following question shall be placed on the ballot to be used at the next regular city election:

Shall the public water supply for domestic use in the City of New Bedford be fluoridated?

If a majority of votes in answer to this question is in the negative, the water supply of the city of New Bedford shall not be fluoridated, and the fluoridation of the water supply shall not be ordered again by the board of health for a period of at least 2 years from the date of that vote.

SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved August 30, 2006.