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 to the contrary, the town of Norwood is hereby authorized to issue preliminary first half and preliminary second half notices of estimated taxes in lieu of the actual assessment and issuance of the tax bill for fiscal year nineteen hundred and ninety-four, and require the payment of such estimated tax. The preliminary first half and the preliminary second half estimated tax payments shall not, in the aggregate, exceed the actual tax bill for fiscal year nineteen hundred and ninety-three. The preliminary first half estimated tax payment shall be payable on or before the thirtieth day of the mailing of the notice of such preliminary first half estimated tax payment. The preliminary second half estimated tax payment shall be payable on or before the thirtieth day after mailing of the notice of such preliminary second half estimated tax payments, without payment of interest in either case. Upon certification of full and fair cash valuation, the assessors for the town of Norwood shall establish a tax rate for fiscal year nineteen hundred and ninety-four, and shall forthwith send out actual tax bills for said year. Payment of any balances remaining after credit is given for the estimated tax payments previously made shall represent the final payment upon the actual bill that shall be payable on or before the thirtieth day after the mailing of the bill for such tax, without payments of interest.
All relevant provisions of law regarding the procedures for issuing, mailing and collecting taxes upon real and personal property shall be applicable to the preliminary first half and preliminary second half notice of estimated tax and estimated tax payments provided hereunder, including the payments of interest under section fifty-seven of chapter fifty-nine of the General Laws. To the extent that any rights or remedies under law accrue from the date that the tax bill is issued, only the tax bill issued upon the establishment of the tax rate for fiscal year nineteen hundred and ninety-four shall govern such rights and remedies. The provisions of section twenty-one C of said chapter fifty-nine shall apply to the tax rate for fiscal year nineteen hundred and ninety-four established by the town.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.