Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. Section 18 of chapter 716 of the acts of 1989 is hereby amended by adding the following paragraph:-
A budget proposal reflecting the commission's anticipated revenues and expenses for fiscal year nineteen hundred and ninety, or any portion of fiscal year nineteen hundred and ninety during which the commission is authorized to exist, shall be submitted, in accordance with Barnstable county's emergency administrative and budgetary procedures, no later than forty-five days following an affirmative vote in the special election referred to in section twenty-one. The county may reimburse itself for the amount of the commission's approved fiscal year nineteen hundred and ninety expenses, less any revenue received or generated by the commission, out of the additional two million dollars which the county may levy in fiscal year nineteen hundred and ninety-one, in accordance with subsection (d), so long as the total amount levied in fiscal year nineteen hundred and ninety-one does not exceed two million dollars.
SECTION 2. Section 21 of said chapter 716 is hereby amended by striking out the second sentence and inserting in place thereof the following sentence:- Each municipality shall conduct a special election pursuant hereto on the date so fixed and shall certify the results thereof to the county commissioners and the state secretary and the county shall pay all of the costs of said election.
SECTION 3. Said section 21 of said chapter 716 is hereby further amended by inserting after the first paragraph the following paragraph:-
The amount referred to in the ballot question found in the preceding paragraph shall be calculated by the commissioners of said Barnstable county in cooperation with the department of revenue, based upon the nineteen hundred and ninety recapitulation sheet for each municipality or, if a nineteen hundred and ninety recapitulation sheet is not available at the time the calculation is made for a municipality then upon the equalized valuation for such municipality, and which amount shall be certified in writing by the said commissioners and submitted to the town clerk for each municipality in said county no later than thirty days prior to the date of the county wide election.
SECTION 4. Said section 21 of said chapter 716 is hereby further amended by striking out the last paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-
Within thirty days from the date of passage the state secretary shall provide a copy of this act to the county commissioners and to each of the fifteen town clerks who shall make the copy available for distribution to voters who may request copies. The attorney general shall prepare a fair and concise summary of this act which shall provide a copy of the same to the county commissioners and the town clerks no later than thirty days prior to the date set for the county wide election. The county commissioners shall file a copy of the summary prepared by the attorney general with the county clerk who shall distribute it to all elected county and municipal officials and to all members of the county's legislative delegation. The town clerk of each municipality shall mail a copy of said summary to each registered voter no later than ten days prior to the date set for said election together with a notice that copies of this act are available from the town clerk upon request. The county shall pay the costs of the mailing.