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 any general or special law to the contrary, an elected official shall hold only 1 elected position in the town of Burlington. If an elected official shall be elected to an additional office in violation of this section, the elected official shall be deemed to have vacated the initial office held upon being sworn into the new office. If the elected official fails to be sworn into the new office within 10 days after the election, the new office shall be declared vacant.
SECTION 2. The board of selectmen of the town of Burlington shall cause to be placed on the official ballot at the next annual town election after the effective date of this act, the following question: “Shall an act passed by the general court entitled, An Act prohibiting certain multiple office holdings in the town of Burlington be accepted?” If a majority of votes cast in answer to the question is in the affirmative, section 1 shall take effect immediately in the town of Burlington, but not otherwise.
SECTION 3. Any person holding an elected position in the town of Burlington on the effective date of section 1 shall be exempt from the operation of said section 1 until the expiration of the term of the current position.
Approved December 18, 2007