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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE BOARD OF SELECTMEN OF THE TOWN OF CLINTON TO APPOINT THE TOWN COLLECTOR

         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 chapter 41 of the General Laws or any other general or special law or town by-law to the contrary, the office of town collector in the town of Clinton shall be appointed by the board of selectmen of the town of Clinton.  The town collector shall be governed by the town of Clinton personnel by-laws and shall have all the powers, perform all duties and be subject to the liabilities and penalties conferred and imposed on town collectors by law.
         SECTION 2.  Notwithstanding section 1, upon the effective date of this act, the position of elected town collector in the town of Clinton shall be abolished and the term of the officer holding the office of town collector shall be terminated.  The elected incumbent holding the office at the time of termination shall become the first appointed collector and shall serve in that capacity for a period of time equivalent to the remainder of the incumbent’s elected term or until the incumbent’s resignation or retirement, if sooner.  Thereafter, appointments to the position of town collector shall be made in accordance with said section 1.
         SECTION 3.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved, January 6, 2015.