Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. The office of the city clerk of the city of Westfield shall be exempt from the provisions of chapter thirty-one of the General Laws; provided, however, that the provisions of this act shall not impair the civil service status of any incumbent of the position of city clerk in said city on the effective date of this act. The city council of said city shall elect said clerk according to the provisions of subsection 11 of section eight of chapter two hundred and ninety-four of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty.
SECTION 2. This act shall be submitted for acceptance to the voters of the city of Westfield at the next biennial municipal election in the form of the following question which shall be placed on the official ballot to be used for the election of city officers at said election: "Shall an act passed by the General Court in the year nineteen hundred and ninety-five, entitled 'An Act authorizing the city council to elect the city clerk in the city of Westfield to serve for a term of three years and removing said position from the provisions of the civil service law' be accepted " If a majority of the votes cast in answer to said question is in the affirmative, then this act shall take effect, but not otherwise.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage.