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 57C of chapter 59 of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, the city of Lawrence may send out actual real estate and personal property tax bills for fiscal year 1998 after December 31, which shall be due and payable in two installments, one of which shall be due and payable 30 days after the date of mailing, and the other on May 1, 1998, after which dates if unpaid, they shall become delinquent.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.