Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to authorize forthwith the state secretary to place a certain local question on the state ballot, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.
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 6D of chapter 40 of the General Laws as to the time and manner of voting on the question, the state secretary shall cause to be placed on the official ballot to be used in the city of Gardner at the biennial state election to be held in the year 2010 the following question:
Shall the city of Gardner vote to accept the provisions of section 6C of chapter 40 of the General Laws, which authorize cities and towns to appropriate money for the removal of snow and ice from private ways therein open to public use?
SECTION 2. If a majority of the votes in answer to the question is in the affirmative, then section 1 authorizing the city of Gardner to remove snow and ice from private ways shall thereupon take full effect in the city of Gardner, but not otherwise.
Approved, September 1, 2010.