Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
Chapter 494 of the acts of 1981 is hereby amended by striking out section 3 and inserting in place thereof the following section:-
Section 3. If the petition shall be found and certified by the town clerk to be sufficient, he shall submit the same with his certificate to the board of selectmen without delay, and the board of selectmen shall forthwith give written notice to said officer of the receipt of said certificate and, shall, if the officer sought to be recalled and removed does not resign within five days thereafter, thereupon order a removal election to be held on a day fixed by them not less than sixty nor more than ninety days after the date of the town clerk's certificate that a sufficient petition is filed; provided, however, that if any other town election is to occur within one hundred days after the date of said certificate the board of selectmen shall postpone the holding of the removal election to the date of such other election. If a vacancy occurs in said office after a removal election has been so ordered, the election shall nevertheless proceed as provided in this section.