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 14E of chapter 71 of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, the state secretary shall cause to be printed on the ballot to be used in the November 2008 state election in the towns of Alford, Egremont, Monterey, New Marlborough and Sheffield the names and addresses of candidates for the school committee of the Southern Berkshire Regional School District. Members shall be elected with residency requirements in districtwide elections to be held at biennial state elections.
Candidates for the committee shall submit their nomination papers to the registrar of voters of the town not later than 5:00 p.m. on July 29, 2008. The registrar shall complete the certification of signatures not later than 5:00 p.m. on August 12, 2008. A review of the noncertified signatures shall be completed not later than 5:00 p.m. on August 14, 2008. Withdrawals and objections to certified nomination papers shall be filed not later than 5:00 p.m. on August 18, 2008. Certified nomination papers shall be filed with the district clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. on August 19, 2008.
The district clerk shall submit the names of candidates to the state secretary in writing not later than August 26, 2008.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
Approved July 24, 2008