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 any general or special law to the contrary, the city of Newburyport may impose a lien upon any property in the town of Newbury which is or shall be connected to the water or sewer system of the city of Newburyport under any agreements, whenever executed, between the city of Newburyport and the town of Newbury, which lien shall secure unpaid fees and charges relative to connection to or use of the water or sewer system of the city of Newburyport. If a charge or fee secured by any such lien remains unpaid when the town of Newbury assessor is preparing a real estate tax list and warrant, upon request by the city of Newburyport, the charge or fee and any interest and costs incurred by the city may be added to the tax on the property under section 58 of chapter 40 of the General Laws. Upon receipt of tax payments which include a charge or fee imposed under any such agreement, the town of Newbury shall forthwith transfer the charge or fee payment and any interest and costs incurred by the city to the city of Newburyport.SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
Approved, July 29, 2013.