House Bill No. 6588
               House Bill No. 6588

              PUBLIC ACT NO. 97-276


AN ACT CONCERNING MUNICIPAL REFERENDA.


    Be  it  enacted  by  the  Senate  and House of
Representatives in General Assembly convened:
    Section   7-9c  of  the  general  statutes  is
repealed and the following is substituted in  lieu
thereof:
    Unless    otherwise   provided   by   law,   a
referendum on any question may  be  held  AT  SUCH
HOURS  AS  IS PROVIDED IN SECTION 7-9b AND on such
date as the  legislative  body  of  the  political
subdivision    holding   such   referendum   shall
determine [and at such hours  as  is  provided  in
section  7-9b;  provided any such referendum shall
be held] PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF  THE  LOCAL
CHARTER, SPECIAL ACT OR HOME RULE ORDINANCE OR not
earlier than the thirtieth day following  the  day
upon  which  the municipal clerk, upon instruction
from  the  legislative  body,  issues  a   warning
therefor  by  publishing  a  notice  thereof  in a
newspaper having  a  general  circulation  in  the
municipality.  [, and provided, if] IN THE CASE OF
any question [is] to be submitted at  an  election
as  that  term  is  defined  in  section  9-1, the
provisions of sections  9-369,  9-369a  and  9-370
shall  apply. The provisions of this section shall
not apply to votes scheduled under section 7-7.

Approved June 26, 1997