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ACT SUMMARY 2007-2008

SUMMARY OF THE 2007 ACTS AND RESOLVES

ACT NO. 36

(H.78)

Local elections; rescission; reconsideration; petitions

This act: (1) allows the voters of a municipality to increase the percentage of registered voters required for a petition for reconsideration or rescission from five to up to 20 percent; (2) requires that a vote in favor of reconsideration or rescission shall not be effective unless the number of votes cast in favor of reconsideration or rescission exceeds two-thirds of the number of votes cast for the prevailing side at the original meeting; and (3) allows a municipality require a different percentage than that described in (2) above.

Effective Date: July 1, 2007



Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont


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