Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to immediately authorize the postponement of the presentation by mayors of city budgets to city councils for the current year, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.
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 the first sentence of section thirty-two of chapter forty-four of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, within one hundred and fifty days after the annual organization of the city government in any city other than the city of Boston, the mayor shall submit to the city council the annual budget, which shall be a statement of the amounts recommended by him for the proposed expenditures of the city for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and ninety-one.
SECTION 2. Notwithstanding the fourth paragraph of said section thirty-two of said chapter forty-four, if, upon the expiration of one hundred and fifty days after the annual organization of the city government in any city other than the city of Boston in the year nineteen hundred and ninety, the mayor shall not have submitted to the city council the annual budget for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and ninety-one, the city council shall, upon its own initiative, prepare such annual budget by June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and ninety, and such preparation shall be where applicable subject to the provisions governing the annual budget of the mayor.