Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
SECTION 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 13 of chapter 80 of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, the board of assessors of the town of Hinsdale may, and at the request of the owner of the land assessed shall, apportion all assessments of betterments or any unpaid balances thereof made under said chapter 80, into such number of equal portions, not exceeding 40, as is determined by said board of assessors, or as is requested by the owner of the land assessed, as the case may be, but no one of such portions shall be less than $5. Except as otherwise provided herein, the provisions of said chapter 80 shall apply to all assessments made by the town of Hinsdale thereunder.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.