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The 192nd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT PROVIDING FOR A VACANCY IN THE OFFICE OF MAYOR OF THE CITY OF BOSTON

     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, if a vacancy in the office of mayor of the city of Boston occurs at any time in the year 2021, the vacancy shall not be filled by a special municipal election and shall instead be filled according to the provision of section 13 of chapter 452 of the acts of 1948, as appearing in section 1 of chapter 376 of the acts of 1951 and further amended by chapter 328 of the acts of 1996, that begins, at line 13, “a mayor shall be elected at large at the next regular municipal election”.

     SECTION 2.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

    Approved, February 26, 2021.