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 section 1B of chapter 41 of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, there shall be an appointed highway surveyor in the town of Hanson with all the powers and duties vested by law in that office. The highway surveyor shall be appointed and may be removed by the Hanson board of selectmen, and a vacancy in the office shall be filled in like manner.
SECTION 2. Notwithstanding section 1, the elected incumbent holding office as of the effective date of this act shall continue to hold the office and perform the duties thereof until an appointment to the position is made under said section 1. At the time of the appointment, the position of elected highway surveyor shall be abolished, and the term of the incumbent terminated.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
Approved, January 2, 2013.