Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
Section 17 of chapter 240 of the acts of 1899 is hereby amended by striking out clause 4, as amended by chapter 949 of the acts of 1973, and inserting in place thereof the following clause:-
4. The power to make ordinances and to affix penalties for the violation thereof. The penalty for the violation of any ordinance, rule or regulation adopted or issued in pursuance thereof, shall be a fine not to exceed three hundred dollars for each offense; provided, however, that when a higher penalty is permitted by the General Laws, such higher penalty shall be the maximum for each offense.