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. (a) Notwithstanding section 8C of chapter 111 of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, the town of Amesbury may include on the ballot for the November 8, 2011 town election the following question: “Shall the public water supply for domestic use in the Town of Amesbury continue to be fluoridated?”.
(b) If a majority of the votes cast in answer to the question is in the negative, the water supply of the town of Amesbury shall not be fluoridated, and the fluoridation of the water supply shall not be ordered again by the board of health for a period of at least 2 years from the date of the vote.
SECTION 2. Notwithstanding section 42C of chapter 54 of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, if this act is not in effect on or before October 4, 2011, inclusion on the November 8, 2011 election ballot of the question set forth in section 1 of this act, including all acts taken in reliance thereon and with respect thereto, shall be ratified, validated and confirmed as if this act had been in full force and effect at the time of such actions.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
Approved, November 11, 2011.