Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to immediately regulate liens on betterment assessments paid in full, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
Section 12 of chapter 80 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 1992 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the second sentence the following two sentences:- Notwithstanding any other provision of this section or chapter eighty-three, if a county, city, town, or district elects to send notice to the owner of the land assessed indicating the amount of the assessment for the betterment, and said owner pays the amount due, no lien shall be recorded. The assessors shall indicate on the next tax bill that the amount of the betterment assessment has been paid and no further notation or demand shall be made on land so assessed.