Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to allow forthwith the member towns of superintendency union 28 to enter into agreements to fund benefits for employees and retirees of the superintendency union, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same as follows:
Notwithstanding section 2 of chapter 32B of the General Laws, superintendency union 28, consisting of the towns of Erving, Leverett, New Salem, Shutesbury and Wendell may, in consultation with the joint school committee, as provided in section 63 of chapter 71 of the General Laws, enter into agreements to fund benefits for employees and retirees of the superintendency union in amounts proportionate to the benefits offered by each town to municipal employees and retirees. Those agreements shall be approved by each town through a majority vote of the board of selectmen or town council in each town.
Approved, August 3, 2012.