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The proposed amendment would limit the power of the legislature to impose certain costs on cities and towns. It would provide that any law which imposes additional costs upon two or more cities or towns by regulating the compensation, hours
status, conditions, or benefits of municipal employment would not be effective within a municipality until it accepts the law by vote or appropriation of money. Local acceptance would not be required if the legislature either passed the law by a two-
thirds vote, or provided, during the same session in which the law was enacted, that the additional costs would be assumed by the Commonwealth.

1980 Nov 4 :: State of Massachusetts :: Question 5 :: Constitutional AmendmentDo you approve of the adoption of an amendment to the Constitution summarized below, which was approved by the General Court in joint sessions of the House of Representatives and the Senate on November 30, 1977, by a vote of 257-8, and on September 18, 1980, by a vote of 179-6?

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Ward
Yes
No
Blank Votes Total Votes Cast Total Ballots Cast
Totals
 
15,710
9,603
6,413
25,313
31,726
Precinct 1
 
352
230
156
582
738
Precinct 2
 
288
168
113
456
569
Precinct 3
 
305
209
126
514
640
Precinct 4
 
335
258
157
593
750
Precinct 5
 
299
173
121
472
593
Precinct 1
 
115
110
94
225
319
Precinct 2
 
383
203
149
586
735
Precinct 3
 
199
97
105
296
401
Precinct 4
 
391
278
138
669
807
Precinct 5
 
394
250
168
644
812
Precinct 6
 
275
183
133
458
591
Precinct 1
 
469
302
222
771
993
Precinct 2
 
377
258
189
635
824
Precinct 3
 
499
296
143
795
938
Precinct 4
 
440
256
188
696
884
Precinct 5
 
390
192
158
582
740
Precinct 1
 
467
265
180
732
912
Precinct 2
 
308
195
166
503
669
Precinct 3
 
441
330
204
771
975
Precinct 4
 
541
277
197
818
1,015
Precinct 5
 
459
279
226
738
964
Precinct 6
 
450
333
187
783
970
Precinct 1
 
382
234
181
616
797
Precinct 2
 
379
249
183
628
811
Precinct 3
 
456
241
175
697
872
Precinct 4
 
457
295
128
752
880
Precinct 5
 
344
231
136
575
711
Precinct 6
 
468
273
158
741
899
Precinct 1
 
508
276
186
784
970
Precinct 2
 
530
281
181
811
992
Precinct 3
 
421
258
183
679
862
Precinct 4
 
472
233
151
705
856
Precinct 5
 
397
202
121
599
720
Precinct 1
 
480
267
194
747
941
Precinct 2
 
470
278
154
748
902
Precinct 3
 
565
328
234
893
1,127
Precinct 4
 
696
488
323
1,184
1,507
Precinct 5
 
508
327
205
835
1,040
Totals
 
15,710
9,603
6,413
25,313
31,726