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The 192nd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT CHANGING THE NAME OF THE MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL IN THE CITY OF WOBURN FROM ALDERMAN TO COUNCILOR

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.   The first sentence of section 2 of chapter 172 of the acts of 1897 is hereby amended by striking out the word “aldermen” and inserting in place thereof the following word:- councilors.  

SECTION 2.  The first sentence of section 5 of said chapter 172 is hereby amended by striking out the word “aldermen” and inserting in place thereof the following word:- councilors. 

SECTION 3.  The last sentence of said section 5 of said chapter 172 is hereby amended by striking out the word “alderman” and inserting in place thereof the following word:- councilor.

SECTION 4.  Section 9 of said chapter 172 is hereby amended by striking out the word “aldermen”, the first, second and third time it appears, and inserting in place thereof, in each instance, the following word:- councilors. 

SECTION 5.  Said section 9 of said chapter 172 is hereby further amended by striking out the word “alderman” and inserting in place thereof the following word:- councilor.

SECTION 6.  Said section 9 of said chapter 172 is hereby further amended by striking out the word “Aldermen”, the fourth time it appears, and inserting in place thereof the following word:- Councilors.

SECTION 7.  The first sentence of section 10 of said chapter 172, as amended by chapter 21 of the acts of 1918, is hereby further amended by striking out the word “aldermen” and inserting in place thereof the following word:- councilors. 

SECTION 8.  The first sentence of section 11 of said chapter 172 is hereby amended by striking out the word “aldermen” and inserting in place thereof the following word:- councilors. 

SECTION 9.  Section 12 of said chapter 172 is hereby amended by striking out the word “alderman” and inserting in place thereof the following word:- councilor. 

SECTION 10.  The last sentence of section 13 of said chapter 172 is hereby amended by striking out the words “of boards of aldermen and”. 

SECTION 11.  Section 17 of said chapter 172 is hereby amended by striking out the words “he is an alderman” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- the person is a councilor.

SECTION 12.  Section 1 of chapter 224 of the acts of 1900 is hereby amended by striking out the word “alderman” and inserting in place thereof the following word:- councilor.

SECTION 13.  Section 1 of chapter 139 of the acts of 1946, as amended by chapter 53 of the acts of 2007, is hereby further amended by striking out the words “board of aldermen”, each time they appear, and inserting in place thereof, in each instance, the following words:- city council. 

SECTION 14.  Section 3 of said chapter 139 is hereby amended by striking out the words “alderman-at-large” and inserting in place thereof, the following words:- councilor-at-large. 

SECTION 15.  Section 1 of chapter 229 of the acts of 1946 is hereby amended by striking out the word “aldermen” and inserting in place thereof the following word:- councilors.

SECTION 16.  Section 2 of said chapter 229 is hereby amended by striking out the word “aldermen” and inserting in place thereof the following word:- councilors. 

SECTION 17.  The first sentence of section 1 of chapter 103 of the acts of 2005 is hereby amended by striking out the word “aldermen” and inserting in place thereof the following word:- councilors. 

SECTION 18.  The last sentence of section 3 of said chapter 103 is hereby amended by striking out the word “aldermen” and inserting in place thereof the following word:- councilors. 

SECTION 19.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved, September 27, 2021.