Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law or the charter of the city of Lowell to the contrary, if upon the expiration of time for the filing of nomination papers for the office of city councillor in said city for the municipal election to be held in the year nineteen hundred and ninety-one, the number of persons so filing is less than twenty, there shall be no preliminary election for said office and all persons whose nomination papers are duly certified shall be deemed to have been nominated.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.