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The 190th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF PLYMOUTH

     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 1 of chapter 358 of the acts of 2004 is hereby amended by striking out section 2-4-6 and inserting in place thereof the following section:-
2-4-6  A roll call vote shall be required for all final main motions on every warrant article and on any matters with respect to the following subjects: adoption or amendment of zoning by-laws; adoption or amendment of general by-laws; and fiscal matters which are defined as any appropriation, borrowing, fund transfer or the creation or re-authorization of such enterprise or revolving funds as may be authorized by state law; provided, however, that in the event of a vote which the moderator determines to be near unanimous, the moderator may elect to take a roll call of only those voting in the minority.
     SECTION 2.  Said section 1 of said chapter 358 is hereby further amended by striking out section 3-6-1 and inserting in place thereof the following section:-
     3-6-1  The director of the department of public works shall be appointed by the town manager. The director of the department of public works shall be qualified by education and experience including a master’s degree in a related field for the duties of the office.
     SECTION 3.  Said section 1 of said chapter 358 is hereby further amended by striking out sections 3-11-1 and 3-11-2.
     SECTION 4.  Said section 1 of said chapter 358 is hereby further amended by striking out section 4-2-1, as appearing in section 10 of chapter 336 of the acts of 2012, and inserting in place thereof the following section:-
     4-2-1  A representative town meeting member or elected town official representing the entire town shall not simultaneously hold another elected town office other than member of a charter commission. A person who holds multiple offices in violation of this section shall promptly inform the town clerk of which office that person will vacate. Election to a county, state or federal office other than a county charter commission shall be an event disqualifying an elected town official, including, but not limited to, representative town meeting member, from continuing in an elected town office beginning the day the individual is sworn in to the county, state or federal office.
     SECTION 5.  Section 5-1-1 of said section 1 of said chapter 358 is hereby amended by striking out, in line 2, the word “second” and inserting in place thereof the following word:- third.
     SECTION 6.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved, January 11, 2017