Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
Chapter 391 of the acts of 1984 is hereby amended by striking out section 1 and inserting in place thereof the following section:-
Section 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of section four of chapter one hundred and thirty-eight of the General Laws, the board of licensing commissioners of the city of Chicopee shall consist of five persons, at least one of whom shall reside in either Ward 1, 6 or 9, at least one of whom shall reside in either Ward 3, 7, or 8, and at least one of whom shall reside in either Ward 2, 4, or 5, who shall not be engaged, directly or indirectly, in the manufacture or sale of alcoholic beverages, and who have been residents of the city of Chicopee for at least two years immediately preceding their appointment. No more than three members of the board shall be of the same political party. If any member of said board engages, directly or indirectly, in such manufacture or sale, his office shall immediately become vacant.