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  • Acts
  • 2010
  • Chapter 321 AN ACT RELATIVE TO REPRECINCTING.

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 1 of chapter 54 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 1, the words “nineteen hundred and ninety-two” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- 2001.

SECTION 2. Said section 1 of said chapter 54, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in lines 8 and 9, the words “Not later than July first in such year” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- Within 7 days of the last day the city council may vote,.

SECTION 3. Said section 1 of said chapter 54, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 26, the words “September first immediately following” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- 35 days after the final day to give written notice to the state secretary.

SECTION 4. Said section 1 of said chapter 54, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 27, the word “fifteen” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- 7.

SECTION 5. Said section 1 of said chapter 54, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 31, the word “twenty” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- 7.

SECTION 6. Said section 1 of said chapter 54, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 33, the words “October fifteenth immediately following” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- 14 days after the last day to receive notice from the local election district review commission.

SECTION 7. Said section 1 of said chapter 54, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 38, the words “October fifteenth” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- the forty-ninth day following the final day to give notice to the state secretary.

SECTION 8. Said section 1 of said chapter 54, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 39, the word “thirty” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- 15.

SECTION 9. Said section 1 of said chapter 54, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by adding the following paragraph:-

Should the state secretary determine that decennial federal census figures are available at such time as to allow this process to begin earlier, the state secretary shall designate the date on which such process shall begin.

SECTION 10. Section 2 of said chapter 54, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 14, the words “next following” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- following the making thereof.

SECTION 11. Section 6 of said chapter 54, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 1, the words “nineteen hundred and ninety-two” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- 2001.

SECTION 12. Said section 6 of said chapter 54, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in lines 28 and 29, the words “July first of the year in which such division is authorized or required to be made” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- 7 days after the date on which the board of selectmen is authorized or required to divide the town into precincts.

SECTION 13. Said section 6 of said chapter 54, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 39, the words “September first of said year” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- 35 days following the date the town clerk must transmit to the state secretary a copy of the division.

SECTION 14. Said section 6 of said chapter 54, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 42, the words “September twentieth of said year” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- the forty-ninth day following the date the town clerk must transmit to the state secretary a copy of such division.

SECTION 15. Said section 6 of said chapter 54, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 47, the words “October fifteenth” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- 64 days following the date the town clerk must transmit to the state secretary a copy of such division.

SECTION 16. Said section 6 of said chapter 54, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 52, the words “September twentieth” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- the forty-ninth day following the date the town clerk must transmit to the state secretary a copy of such division.

SECTION 17. Said section 6 of said chapter 54, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 53, the word “thirty” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- 15.

SECTION 18. Said section 6 of said chapter 54, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by adding the following paragraph:-

Should the state secretary determine that decennial federal census figures are available at such time as to allow this process to begin earlier, the state secretary shall designate the date on which such process shall begin.

SECTION 19. Section 9 of said chapter 54, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 1, the words “six thousand” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- 6,200.

Approved, August 31, 2010.