Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
SECTION 1. Section 31 of the charter of the city of Lowell, as most recently amended by section 1 of chapter 135 of the acts of 1994, is hereby further amended by striking out the last paragraph.
SECTION 2. Section 96 of said charter, as most recently amended by section 2 of said chapter 135, is hereby further amended by striking out the last paragraph.
SECTION 3. Section 103 of said charter, as most recently amended by section 3 of said chapter 135, is hereby further amended by striking out the last paragraph.
SECTION 4. This act shall be submitted to the voters of the city of Lowell at the city election to be held in the year 1999 in the form of the following question, which shall be placed upon the official ballot to be used for the election of city officials at said election:-
"Shall an act passed by the general court in the year 1999, entitled 'An Act abolishing term limits for elected public officials in the city of Lowell' be accepted?"
If a majority of the votes cast in answer to said question is in the affirmative, but not otherwise, this act shall take effect as of 10:00 a.m. on January 3, 2000.
SECTION 5. This act shall take effect upon its passage.