Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
Notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, the town of Ludlow is hereby authorized to issue a first half notice of estimated tax in lieu of the actual assessment and issuance of the tax bill for the fiscal year nineteen hundred and eighty-seven and require the payment of such estimated tax, which shall in no event exceed fifty per cent of the tax payable during the preceding fiscal year. Payment of the balance of the tax bill after establishment of the tax rate for fiscal year nineteen hundred and eighty-seven, after credit is given for the estimated tax payment previously made, shall represent the second payment upon such bill that is payable on or before May first, nineteen hundred and eighty-seven without payment of interest.
All provisions of law regarding the procedures for issuing, mailing and collecting tax assessments upon real and personal property and betterment assessments shall be applicable to the notice of estimated tax provided hereunder, including the payment 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 eighty-seven shall govern such rights or remedies.
The provisions of section twenty-one C of said chapter fifty-nine shall apply to the tax rate for the fiscal year nineteen hundred and eighty-six established by said town of Ludlow.