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 any general or special law to the contrary, the actions of the town meeting of the town of Marshfield and the board of selectmen of said town in voting to acquire certain land for cemetery purposes in accordance with a written agreement with William H. Couch and others dated November 30, 1976; the actions of said board of selectmen, board of public works and board of assessors in executing said agreement; and the actions of said board of assessors in granting real estate tax abatements pursuant to said agreement are hereby ratified, validated and confirmed in all respects, and as though this act had been in full force and effect at the time of said actions.
SECTION 2. The board of assessors of the town of Marshfield may continue to grant real estate abatements in accordance with the agreement described in section 1 during the lifetime of William H. Couch, Harriet D. Couch and Sarah Thorn Couch or the surviver of them.