40:69A-191. Submission of ordinance to voters; withdrawal of petition
If within 20 days of the submission of a certified petition by the municipal clerk the council shall fail to pass an ordinance requested by an initiative petition in substantially the form requested or to repeal an ordinance as requested by a referendum petition, the municipal clerk shall submit the ordinance to the voters unless, within 10 days after final adverse action by the council or after the expiration of the time allowed for such action, as the case may be, a paper signed by at least four of the five members of the Committee of the Petitioners shall be filed with the municipal clerk requesting that the petition be withdrawn. Upon the filing of such a request, the original petition shall cease to have any force or effect.
L.1950, c. 210, p. 518, s. 17-42, eff. June 8, 1950. Amended by L.1982, c. 145, s. 3, eff. Sept. 28, 1982.
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