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. Section 9 of chapter 352 of the acts of 1933 is hereby amended by striking out the first sentence, as amended by section 1 of chapter 33 of the acts of 1999, and inserting in place thereof the following sentence:- The board of water commissioners of said district shall consist of five members who shall be elected by ballot at the town's annual town election. The officers of the water district shall appear on the same ballot as the elected officers of the town.
SECTION 2. The provisions of this act shall not affect the existing term of any commissioner elected before or as a result of the enactment of chapter 33 of the acts of 1999.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage.