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. The office of treasurer-collector of the town of Dudley is hereby established. The treasurer-collector shall have all the powers, perform the duties and be subject to the liabilities and penalties now or hereafter conferred or imposed by law on the town treasurer and tax collector.
SECTION 2. The incumbents in the elected offices of town treasurer and tax collector on the effective date of this act shall continue to hold their offices and perform their duties until the expiration of their terms. The first treasurer-collector shall be elected at the first town election following: (i) the effective date of this act and; (ii) the expiration of the terms of the town treasurer and tax collector; provided, however, that if the same person holds both offices on the effective date of this act, then the position of treasurer-collector may take effect immediately with the approval of the board of selectmen.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
Approved, November 6, 2013.