Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. The second paragraph of section 7 of chapter 40A of the General Laws, as appearing in the 1986 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the word "law", in line 36, the words:- ; and provided, further, that no action, criminal or civil, the effect or purpose of which is to compel the removal, alteration, or relocation of any structure by reason of any alleged violation of the provisions of this chapter, or any ordinance or by-law adopted thereunder, or the conditions of any variance or special permit granted by a permit granting authority, shall be maintained, unless such action, suit or proceeding is commenced and notice thereof recorded in the registry of deeds for such county or district in which the land lies within ten years next after the commencement of the alleged violation.
SECTION 2. Section 60 of chapter 143 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out the last sentence and inserting in place thereof the following sentence:- Upon such a petition there shall be no presumption except in Boston that the defendant acted without a license or authority.