Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
SECTION 1. Section 4-1 of Article 4 of the charter of the town of Dedham, which is on file in the office of the archivist of the commonwealth as provided in section 12 of chapter 43B of the General Laws, is hereby amended by striking out the words "or of the commonwealth at the time of appointment, but, unless the board of selectmen shall, by a majority of its members extend such time or waive such requirement, said administrator shall establish a residence within the town of Dedham within 12 months following his appointment." in lines 7 to 11, inclusive.
SECTION 2. This act shall be submitted to the voters of the town of Dedham for acceptance at an annual or special town election in the form of the following question which shall be placed on the official ballot: "Shall an act passed by the General Court in the year 2003, entitled, 'An Act providing for the elimination of the residency requirement for the town administrator of the town of Dedham', be accepted?" If a majority of the votes cast in answer to the question is in the affirmative, this act shall take effect, but not otherwise.