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The 189th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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, as most recently amended by section 1 of chapter 372 of the acts of 2004, is hereby further amended by adding the following 2 sentences:- A town meeting member appointed by precinct members to fill a vacancy pursuant to this section shall serve until the next annual town election. At such election, whether or not the vacancy has been filled, a member shall be elected to fill the unexpired term.

SECTION 2. Section 5A of said chapter 143 is hereby amended by striking out paragraph (5), as most recently amended by section 3 of said chapter 372, and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-

(5) When the town clerk receives notice that a town meeting member has moved from the town, the town clerk shall verify that the town meeting member no longer resides in the town and, upon verification, shall declare the position vacant. A town meeting member appointed by precinct members to fill a vacancy pursuant to this paragraph shall serve until the next annual town election. At such election, whether or not the vacancy has been filled, a member shall be elected to fill the unexpired term.

Approved March 11 , 2008