AN ACT AUTHORIZING A CERTAIN QUESTION RELATIVE TO A CHARTER REVISION IN THE TOWN OF PALMER TO BE PLACED ON THE STATE ELECTION BALLOT.
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, in order to ascertain the will of the voters of the town of Palmer, the state secretary shall cause to be placed on the official ballot to be used in the November 2010 state election in the town of Palmer the following question: "Shall this town approve the charter revision recommended by the charter commission summarized below?”. If a majority of the votes cast in answer to the question is in the affirmative it shall be taken to be the will of the voters and the charter revision shall take effect.
SECTION 2. The town charter commission shall prepare the summary of the proposed charter revision which shall appear on the ballot along with the question provided in section 1 and the town clerk shall submit the question and summary to the state secretary in accordance with section 42C of chapter 54 of the General Laws.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage.