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Chapter 97 AN ACT AMENDING THE CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF HARWICH.

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 6-1-1 of chapter 6 of section 1 of chapter 18 of the acts of 2006, is hereby amended by striking out the words "a school committee" and inserting in place thereof the following words:- members of the Monomoy regional school district committee.

SECTION 2. Said chapter 6 of said section 1 of said chapter 18, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out section 6-5-1 and inserting in place thereof the following section:-
6-5-1 Four members of the Monomoy regional school district committee shall be elected for the terms and in the manner provided in the regional school district agreement. The committee shall have the powers and duties set forth in the regional school district agreement and under applicable General Laws.

SECTION 3. Said chapter 6 of said section 1 of said chapter 18, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out section 6-5-2.

SECTION 4. Said chapter 6 of said section 1 of said chapter 18, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out section 6-5-3.

SECTION 5. Notwithstanding sections 1 and 2 of this act, the town of Harwich shall elect at the 2011 annual town election, 2 members of the Monomoy regional school district committee for 3-year terms, 1 member for a 2-year term, and 1 member for a 1-year term. The members shall have such authority set forth in the Monomoy regional school district agreement. The town of Harwich shall elect at the 2012 annual town election 1 member of the Monomoy regional school district committee for a 3-year term. At the 2012 annual town election, the office of local school committee member of the town of Harwich shall not appear on the ballot, and any incumbents holding the office of local school committee member shall serve until July 1, 2012 or their earlier resignation from office.

SECTION 6. Sections 1, 2, 3 and 4 of this act shall take effect on July 1, 2012. On July 1, 2012, the school committee of the town of Harwich, created by sections 6-1-1 and 6-5-1 to 6-5-3, inclusive, of section 1 of chapter 18 of the acts of 2006, shall be abolished and the terms of the elected incumbents shall be terminated.

SECTION 7. This act shall take effect upon its passage; provided, however, that should this act be enacted subsequent to the 2011 annual town election in the town of Harwich, the election of such regional school district committee members as is authorized herein, and all actions taken as a result thereof, shall be ratified, validated and confirmed as if this act was in effect prior thereto.

Approved, May 16, 2012.


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