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. Notwithstanding section 9 of chapter 40A of the General Laws, section 81A of chapter 41 of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, the planning board of the town of Hanover, when acting as the special permit granting authority, shall have 2 associate members. The associate members shall be appointed by the board of selectmen on the recommendation of the planning board, each for a term of 2 years. In the case of absence, inability to act or conflict of interest on the part of any member of the planning board or in the event of a vacancy on the board, the chairperson of the board shall designate an associate member to sit on the board.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.