Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. The Franklin County Solid Waste Management District, consisting of the towns of Bernardston, Buckland, Charlemont, Colrain, Deerfield, Erving, Gill, Greenfield, Hawley, Leyden, Montague, New Salem, Northfield, Orange, Rowe, Shelburne, Sunderland, Warwick, Wendell, and Whately is hereby constituted and continued as a body politic and corporate known as the Franklin County Solid Waste Management District under the provisions of sections forty-four A to forty-four L, inclusive, of chapter forty of the General Laws with the powers provided therein and the provisions of the agreement between said towns notwithstanding any failure to comply with the provisions of said chapter forty with respect to the adoption, approval, execution or delivery of said agreement.
SECTION 2. The Franklin County Solid Waste Management District shall be subject to the provisions of section twenty A of chapter fifty-nine of the General Laws; provided, however that the limitation therein may be exceeded by a two-thirds vote of the district's governing board followed by approval by a two-thirds vote by the boards of selectmen in at least two-thirds of the member towns of said district. Each such member town's apportioned share of principal and interest on bonds, notes or certificates of indebtedness issued by the Franklin County Solid Waste Management District shall be exempt from the provisions of section twenty-one C of said chapter fifty-nine.