Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. Section 6A of chapter 39 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 1986 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the word "council", in line 11, the following words:- and except that, in accordance with the provision of the seventh paragraph of section twenty of chapter two hundred and sixty-eight A, any elected municipal official, other than a mayor, may choose to receive either the compensation for such service or compensation for service as an employee of a housing authority in such municipality, but may not receive both.
SECTION 2. Section 20 of chapter 268A, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the sixth paragraph the following paragraph:-
This section shall not prohibit an employee of a housing authority in a municipality from holding any elective office, other than the office of mayor, in such municipality nor in any way prohibit such employee from performing the duties of or receiving the compensation provided for such office; provided, however, that such elected officer shall not, except as otherwise expressly provided, receive compensation for more than one office or position held in a municipality, but shall have the right to choose which compensation he shall receive; provided further that no such elected official may vote or act on any matter which is within the purview of the housing authority by which he is employed; and provided further that no such elected official shall be eligible for appointment to any such additional position while he is still serving in such elective office or for six months thereafter. Any violation of the provisions of this paragraph which has substantially influenced the action taken by the housing authority in any matter shall be grounds for avoiding, rescinding, or cancelling the action on such terms as the interest of the municipality and innocent third parties may require.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage, and shall not be deemed to invalidate or serve as a stay to any action commenced or judgement entered by any court or agency of competent jurisdiction prior thereto.