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. Chapter 73 of the acts of 2004 is hereby amended by striking out section 2 and inserting in place thereof the following section:-
Section 2. The state secretary shall cause the following question to be placed on the ballot to be used in the town of Dudley at the state general election to be held on November 2, 2004:
"Shall an act passed by the general court in the year 2004 entitled 'An Act providing for a charter for the Town of Dudley' be accepted?"
If a majority of votes cast in answer to this question is in the affirmative, this act shall take effect, but not otherwise.
The ballot question shall be followed by a summary as required by section 58A of chapter 54 of the General Laws, prepared by the town counsel and delivered to the state secretary on or before 5:00 P.M. on September 3, 2004.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.