Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
Notwithstanding the provisions of section twenty-six B of chapter one hundred and eleven of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, the mayor of the city of Quincy shall appoint and may remove for cause, a commissioner of health who shall be a citizen of the United States and has earned a masters degree in public health with at least two years full-time experience in a responsible position in public health service. Said commissioner shall devote full-time to the performance of his duties and the supervision of the employees of the department. He shall be a member of the board of license commissioners of the city of Quincy established under the provisions of chapter two hundred and seventy-five of the acts of nineteen hundred and forty-nine. He shall be appointed in January for a period of three years beginning the first Monday of the following February, and serve until the qualification of his successor. The initial appointment upon the passage of this act shall be for a term to expire on the first Monday of February, nineteen hundred and eighty-nine. Any vacancy in office shall be filled for the balance of the unexpired term in the same manner as the original appointment. His salary shall be such as the city council of said city may determine.