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January 12, 2015

ORDERED that the Newburyport City Council petitions the General


Court for special legislation pertaining to water fluoridation, as
attached.
Councilor Ari B. Herzog
Councilor Meghan C. Kinsey

HOME RULE PETITION


An Act to place the local question, Are you in favor of discontinuing
the fluoride supplementation of the Newburyport water supply? on
the November 2015 biennial election ballot
SECTION 1. Notwithstanding section 8C of chapter 111 of the General
Laws or any general or special law to the contrary, the city of
Newburyport is authorized to include on the ballot for the November
3, 2015 municipal election the following question: Are you in favor of
discontinuing the fluoride supplementation of the Newburyport water
supply?
Below the ballot question will appear a fair and concise summary of
the ballot question to be prepared by legal counsel.
If the majority of votes in answer to this question is in the affirmative,
the water supply of the city of Newburyport will not be fluoridated,
and the fluoridation of the water supply will not be ordered again by
the board of health for a period of at least 2 years from the date of
that vote.
SECTION 2. This act will take effect upon passage.