Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of sections two A and thirty-eight of chapter fifty-nine of the General Laws, the board of assessors of the town of Southbridge may for the fiscal year beginning July first, nineteen hundred and eighty-seven determine the valuation of property destroyed by the fire of April sixteenth, nineteen hundred and eighty-seven, immediately subsequent to said fire for the purposes of granting abatements applied for under section fifty-nine of said chapter fifty-nine.
The commissioner of revenue is hereby authorized to reimburse said town of Southbridge for any abatements granted pursuant to the provisions of this section from funds appropriated therefor.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.