Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. Section 9 of chapter 39 of the General Laws, as most recently amended by section 1 of chapter 8 of the acts of 1974, is hereby further amended by inserting after the word "prescribe", in line 8, the words:- ; provided, however, that, notwithstanding the provisions of this section or of any other law, by-law, or charter to the contrary, a town, by the vote of its board of selectmen or town council may delay the annual town meeting; and provided, further, that such a delayed annual town meeting shall complete its business on or before June thirtieth.
SECTION 2. The first sentence of the first paragraph of section 32 of chapter 44 of the General Laws, as amended by section 1 of chapter 26 of the acts of 1975, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 1, the word "ninety" and inserting in place thereof the word:- one hundred and twenty.
SECTION 3. The fourth paragraph of said section 32 of said chapter 44, as most recently amended by section 2 of said chapter 26, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 1, the word "ninety" and inserting in place thereof the word:- one hundred and twenty.
SECTION 4. The provisions of section one shall not apply to any portion of the annual town meeting which provides for the elections and certification of officers and other matters to be determined by ballot. The annual town meeting and the election and certification of officers shall be called in pursuance of one or more warrants under the provisions of sections nine A and ten of chapter thirty-nine of the General Laws.