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The 189th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts


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, the number of members of the board of selectmen of the town of Groveland shall be increased to 5. Each selectman shall serve for a 3-year term, with not more than 2 selectmen's terms to run concurrently.

SECTION 2. At the first annual town election following at least 64 days after the effective date of this act, 1 additional selectman shall be elected for a 3-year term and 1 additional selectman shall be elected for a 2-year term. The terms of those members currently serving as selectmen at the time of adoption of this act shall be unchanged by the adoption of this act.

SECTION 3. This act shall be submitted to the voters of the town of Groveland at a regular or special town election. The following question shall be placed on the official ballot: "Shall an act passed by the General Court in the year 2013, entitled 'An Act relative to the board of selectmen of the town of Groveland', be accepted?" Below the question shall appear a summary of the act prepared by town counsel and approved by the board of selectmen. If a majority of those voting on the question vote in the affirmative, sections 1 and 2 of this act shall take effect in the town of Groveland, but not otherwise.

SECTION 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved, December 19, 2013.