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. There shall be in the town of Whitman an office of treasurer-collector. The treasurer-collector shall have the power, perform the duties and be subject to the liabilities and penalties now or hereafter conferred or imposed by law on town treasurers and town collectors of taxes.
SECTION 2. Notwithstanding section 1, the incumbents in the offices of town treasurer and collector, upon the effective date of this act, shall continue to hold such offices and perform the duties thereof until the 2011 annual town election. The first treasurer-collector shall be elected at the 2011 annual town election; provided, however, that if the same person holds both the treasurer and collector offices on the effective date of this act, then the position of treasurer-collector shall be established effective immediately upon the approval of the board of selectmen, and the term thereof shall expire on the date of the 2011 annual town election.SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
Approved December 29 , 2009.