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. Chapter 3 of the charter of the town of Provincetown, 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 section 3-4-4 and inserting in place thereof the following section:-
Section 3-4-4 An elected member of a town board shall not serve on that board for more than 3 consecutive terms. An appointed member of a town board shall not serve on that town board for more than 4 consecutive terms. For the purposes of this section, service to complete the term of another member shall constitute service for 1 term if the balance of the term being completed is more than 50 per cent of the original term. A person who has been prohibited from serving on a town board by this section may be reelected or reappointed to the board after 2 years have elapsed from the ending date of his previous service.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
Approved September 11, 2009.