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 1 of chapter 17 of the acts of 2002 is hereby amended by striking out the second sentence and inserting in place thereof the following sentence:- The commission shall have all the powers and duties conferred by the General Laws and by any other applicable laws governing the establishment and operation of water and sewer commissions under sections 63 and 69A of chapter 41 of the General Laws including, without limitation, those powers and duties conferred by sections 65 and 69B of said chapter 41, chapter 83 and sections 38 to 42K, inclusive, of chapter 40 of the General Laws. Upon election and qualification, the commission shall succeed to all the responsibilities and powers of the present Charlton water and sewer commission under applicable laws.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.