Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. Chapter 41 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 19I the following section:-
Section 19J. Notwithstanding the provisions of sections nineteen G and nineteen H, a city or town which accepts this section may compensate a clerk of a city or town who also serves as a member of its board of registrars of voters, in addition to any compensation to which such clerk is entitled as city or town clerk, a sum not less than fifty dollars but not to exceed one hundred dollars, and, if the number of registered voters exceeds one thousand, an additional sum not less than fifty dollars but not to exceed one hundred dollars for each additional thousand of registered voters or major fraction thereof; provided, however, that the total payment for such service as a member of said board shall not exceed four thousand dollars in any year.
SECTION 2. For the purposes of implementing section one during fiscal year nineteen hundred and ninety-one, a town may accept the provisions of this act and set such compensation for a town clerk at a special town meeting and provide that payment of such additional compensation may be made from available funds and the amounts of such payments shall be reported by the town accountant or by the town treasurer if there is no town accountant, to the assessors who shall include the amounts so reported in the aggregate appropriation assessed in the determination of the next subsequent annual tax rate.