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PUBLIC LAW 107-352—DEC. 17, 2002 116 STAT. 2981 Public Law 107-352 107th Congress An Act To consent to certain amendments to the New Hampshire-Vermont Interstate School Dec. 17, 2002 LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—H.R. 3180: HOUSE REPORTS: No. 107-478 (Comm. on the Judiciary). CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 148 (2002): June 25, 26, considered and passed House. Nov. 20, considered and passed Senate. Compact. [H.R. 3180] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the consent of Congress is given to the amendment to the New Hampshire-Vermont Interstate School Compact which have been agreed to by such States that is substantially as follows: Article VII D of such compact is amended to read as follows: "D. AUTHORIZATION PROCEEDINGS. — An interstate district shall authorize the incurring of debts to finance capital projects by a majority vote of the district passed at an annual or special district meeting. Such vote shall be taken by secret ballot after full opportunity for debate, and any such vote shall be subject to reconsideration and further action by the district at the same meeting or at an adjourned session thereof As an alternative, an interstate district may provide in its articles of agreement that such a vote be conducted by Australian or official balloting under procedures as set forth in the articles of agreement, and that such vote be subject to any method of reconsideration, if any, which the interstate district sets forth in the articles of agreement.". Approved December 17, 2002. r