Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
Notwithstanding the provisions of section seven D of chapter seventy-nine and chapter two hundred A of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, the district treasurer of the Dennis water district may retain such funds as have been deposited or invested on behalf of any person entitled to damages awarded pursuant to section six of said chapter seventy-nine where the name of said person could not be determined after reasonable investigation and shall not be required to transfer said funds to the state treasurer pursuant to said chapter two hundred A. Said water district may, by a majority of voters present at an annual or special meeting, vote to authorize the district treasurer to transfer said funds to the district stabilization fund for future appropriation for capital expenditures. For the purposes of this act the word "funds" shall be deemed to include only those monies deposited or invested pursuant to said section seven D of said chapter seventy-nine which were first deposited or invested prior to January first, nineteen hundred and ninety-two. Any said funds which have not been expended pursuant to the provisions of this act prior to January first, nineteen hundred and ninety-seven shall be transferred to the state treasurer pursuant to the provisions of said chapter two hundred A.