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The 193rd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT ESTABLISHING COUNCILLOR DISTRICTS.

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to establish forthwith councillor districts, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.

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.  Chapter 57 of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out section 2, as appearing in the 2020 Official Edition, and inserting in place thereof the following section:-

Section 2.  For the purpose of choosing councillors until the next apportionment, the commonwealth shall be divided, conformably with the constitution, into the following 8 councillor districts:

First - Consisting of the following senatorial districts: Cape and Islands; First Bristol and Plymouth; Second Bristol and Plymouth; Third Bristol and Plymouth; and Plymouth and Barnstable.

Second - Consisting of the following senatorial districts: Bristol and Norfolk; Middlesex and Norfolk; Norfolk, Plymouth and Bristol; Norfolk, Worcester and Middlesex; and Second Plymouth and Norfolk.

Third - Consisting of the following senatorial districts: Third Middlesex; Fourth Middlesex; Middlesex and Worcester; Norfolk and Middlesex; and Suffolk and Middlesex.

Fourth - Consisting of the following senatorial districts: Norfolk and Plymouth; Norfolk and Suffolk; First Plymouth and Norfolk; First Suffolk; and Second Suffolk.

Fifth - Consisting of the following senatorial districts: First Essex; Second Essex; First Essex and Middlesex; Second Essex and Middlesex; and First Middlesex.

Sixth - Consisting of the following senatorial districts: Third Essex; Second Middlesex; Fifth Middlesex; Middlesex and Suffolk; and Third Suffolk.

Seventh - Consisting of the following senatorial districts: First Worcester; Second Worcester; Worcester and Hampden; Worcester and Hampshire; and Worcester and Middlesex.

Eighth - Consisting of the following senatorial districts: Berkshire, Hampden, Franklin and Hampshire; Hampden; Hampden, Hampshire and Worcester; Hampden and Hampshire; and Hampshire, Franklin and Worcester.

SECTION 2.  The supreme judicial court shall have jurisdiction of any civil action relative to the establishment of councillor districts under section 1. The complaint in any such action shall be filed in that court within 10 days after the effective date of this act.

Approved, November 22, 2021.