Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. The seventh paragraph of section 5 of chapter 40A of the General Laws, as appearing in the 1990 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following sentence:- In a municipality which is not required to submit zoning ordinances to the attorney general for approval pursuant to section thirty-two of chapter forty, the effective date of such ordinance or amendment shall be the date passed by the city council and signed by the mayor or, as otherwise provided by ordinance or charter; provided, however, that such ordinance or amendment shall subsequently be forwarded by the city clerk to the office of the attorney general.
SECTION 2. The eighth paragraph of said section 5 of said chapter 40A, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out the first sentence.