Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. Chapter 516 of the acts of 1969 is hereby amended by inserting after section 7 the following section:-
Section 7A. Sums apportioned by said district and assessed upon the cities, towns and institutions, as provided in section seven, for construction costs, including principal and interest falling due on bonds or notes issued pursuant to section five C, of such additional construction and other works as authorized by section three A to provide so-called secondary treatment, including facilities planning, construction of a secondary treatment facility and construction of a residuals disposal facility; and also including, but not limited to, work and measures necessary to mitigate environmental, social and economic impacts of the facilities to be constructed in the host community, and sums so apportioned and assessed for the costs of maintenance and operation of such facilities as limited by this section, shall be separately determined and itemized and shall not be subject to the limitations in section twenty B of chapter fifty-nine of the General Laws or in any other provision of general or special law and shall be paid to said district as required by section seven.
Said cities and towns may raise the sums assessed under the provisions of this section by separate charges upon the users of the aforesaid facilities or by any other lawful means notwithstanding any limitation in section twenty-one C of chapter fifty-nine of the General Laws. Any such city or town may establish and maintain a separate enterprise fund in accordance with section thirty-nine K of chapter forty of the General Laws, or any other applicable provision of law, into which shall be deposited the receipts, revenues and funds derived from charges made to pay the sums assessed by the district hereunder for costs of construction, maintenance and operation of treatment facilities and related works required to provide so-called secondary treatment, including facilities planning, a secondary treatment facility and a residuals disposal facility; and also including, but not limited to, work and measures necessary to mitigate environmental, social and economic impacts of the facilities to be constructed, in the host community; provided, however, that the aforesaid maintenance and operation costs shall become subject to section twenty B of chapter fifty-nine of the General Laws after such facilities have been operated for a period of three years.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.