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NO. M-8. AN ACT RELATING TO APPROVAL OF AMENDMENTS TO THE TOWN OF BARRE SCHOOL DISTRICT CHARTER.

(H.317)

It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Sec. 1. APPROVAL OF CHARTER AMENDMENT

The charter of the Town of Barre School District is amended as provided in this act. Proposals of amendment were approved by the voters on November 7, 2000.

Sec. 2. Subsection 1(a) of the Town of Barre School District charter is amended to read:

(a) The first Tuesday in March shall be the date for the annual election of school district officers and for voting upon all questions to be decided by Australian ballot. *[The Monday evening preceding the date for the annual election of school district officers, beginning at 7:30 p.m. at a place designated by the Barre Town School Board, shall be the date of the Annual Meeting at which time there will be considered all non-Australian ballot matters.]* Polls shall be open no less than nine (9) consecutive hours. The school board may designate one or more polling places within the district for voting and may provide for the use of any mechanical or computer type *[devises]* devices for voting or counting votes, consistent with the requirements of law. However, the voters at any annual meeting may designate a different date, time or place for the annual school district election.

Sec. 3. Subsection 2(b) of the Town of Barre School District charter is

amended to read:

(b) The warning shall:

(1) State the date, time and place of the annual meeting, as well as the date, time and place of any informational hearing required to be held by virtue of the use of the Australian ballot system of voting;

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Sec. 4. EFFECTIVE DATE

This act shall take effect upon passage.

Approved: May 21, 2001