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  • Acts
  • 2012
  • Chapter 421 AN ACT MAKING TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS TO THE CHARTER OF THE CITY KNOWN AS THE TOWN OF GREENFIELD.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same as follows:

Section 7-8 of the charter of the city known as the town of Greenfield, which is on file in the office of the archivist of the commonwealth as provided in section 12 of chapter 43B of the General Laws, is hereby amended by striking out subsection (b) and inserting in place thereof the following subsection:-

(b) Certain Initiative Provisions to Apply - The petition described in this section shall be termed a “referendum petition” and, insofar as applicable, subsection (a) of section 7-7 describing the manner in which a petition is prepared and filed, subsection (b) of said section 7-7 providing for referral to the town attorney for a legal opinion, subsection (f) of said section 7-7 providing for publication of the text of the measure and subsection (g) of said section 7-7 providing for the form of ballot question shall apply to such referendum petitions, except that the words “measure or part thereof protested against” shall be deemed to replace the word “measure” in said subsections (a),(b),(f) and (g) of said section 7-7, each time it appears, and the word “referendum” shall be deemed to replace the word “initiative” in said subsections (a),(b),(f) and (g) of said section 7-7, each time it appears.

Approved, January 8, 2013.