Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. Section 3 of chapter 382 of the acts of 1954 is hereby amended by inserting after the word "papers", in line 12, the words:- ; provided, however, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, any incumbent member who has failed to attend at least five of the previous ten special or annual town meetings shall be required to file nomination papers in the same manner and upon the same conditions as non-incumbent candidates for said position.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.