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. The first sentence of section 2 of chapter 143 of the acts of 1949, as amended by chapter 488 of the acts of 1976, is hereby further amended by striking out the word "seventeen".
SECTION 2. Said section 2 of said chapter 143, as so amended, is hereby further amended by striking out the third sentence and inserting in place thereof the following sentence:- The boundaries shall be reviewed and if need be, wholly or partly revised by the selectmen in May of the year following the federal census, or in May of any year when so directed by a vote of the representative town meeting held no later than the end of April of that year.
SECTION 3. Section 3 of said chapter 143, as most recently amended by section 1 of chapter 54 of the acts of 1992, is hereby further amended by striking out the first paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-
The membership of the representative town meeting elected in each precinct shall consist of 12 registered voters other than persons elected or appointed to some other town office, which will result in a total elected membership in the town equal to 12 times the number of voting precincts.
SECTION 4. The second paragraph of said section 3 of said chapter 143, as appearing in chapter 207 of the acts of 1976, is hereby amended by inserting after the first sentence the following sentence:- In the event revisions are made to at least 2/3 of the voting precincts, registered voters in all precincts shall elect town meeting members as provided for in the first paragraph.