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 chapters forty and forty-one of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, the town of Holliston is hereby authorized to provide by bylaw that the annual town report, and the reports of the boards, commissions, committees, officers and officials of the town required to be contained therein, shall be for the last completed fiscal year, commencing with the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and ninety and that such report shall be prepared and distributed not later than the third Monday in December of each year, and thereafter no additional report of the town need be prepared on a calendar year basis. Said bylaw may set the date or dates by which all reports required to be contained in the annual report must be filed with the selectmen. Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions, if such bylaw is adopted, the selectmen shall print and distribute before the annual town meeting in nineteen hundred and ninety a report containing the annual report of the town accountant for the preceding fiscal year as provided in section sixty-one of chapter forty-one of the General Laws, the annual report of the town treasurer as provided in section thirty-five of said chapter forty-one, and such other financial reports and other matters as the selectmen may determine; the annual report distributed in December, nineteen hundred and ninety shall include financial reports for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and ninety, but all other reports required to be contained therein shall be for the period beginning January first, nineteen hundred and eighty-nine and ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and ninety.
The provisions of the first paragraph shall not relieve any particular town board, commission, committee, officer or official from the duty of preparing any other annual report on a calendar year basis if a report so prepared is required by law, other than section sixty of chapter forty-one of the General Laws, to be filed with an agency, department, board, commission or authority of the commonwealth.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.