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 the second sentence of subsection (b) of section 3-1 of the charter of the town of Amesbury, or any other general or special law, charter provision or ordinance to the contrary, a district councilor elected at the November 8, 2011 town election who is removed from the district from which the councilor was elected solely as a result of the division of precincts required by chapter 54 of the General Laws shall be eligible to serve for the term beginning January 4, 2011, subject to all other provisions of said charter.
SECTION 2. If this act is not in effect on or before December 31, 2011 all actions 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.