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 chapter two hundred and thirty of the acts of nineteen hundred and ninety-three or any other general or special law to the contrary, if a vacancy in the office of city councilor elected at large in the city of Beverly occurs in the year nineteen hundred and ninety-four, the city council shall, at its option:
(a) elect, by majority vote, from the qualified voters of the city, a person to fill such vacancy;
(b) order a special election to fill such vacancy with a primary to be held twenty-eight days prior thereto; or
(c) order a special election to fill such vacancy.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.