Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to immediately provide for a new compensation schedule for the chancellor of the board of regents of higher education, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
Section 4 of chapter 15A of the General Laws, as appearing in the 1986 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out the first two paragraphs and inserting in place thereof the following two paragraphs:-
The board of regents shall appoint a chancellor, who shall serve at the pleasure of said board.
The board of regents shall be provided with adequate offices and shall, subject to appropriation, appoint such other employees, to include, but not be limited to, a director of employee relations, as it deems necessary to carry out its duties and responsibilities under the provisions of this chapter. The board of regents shall also, subject to appropriation, establish a schedule of salaries for said chancellor and said other employees, subject to approval by the house and senate committees on ways and means by majority vote of said committees. Such salaries as so established by the board shall be in accordance with a classification and pay plan adopted by the board pursuant to a professional study of the job responsibilities of and appropriate salaries for the offices and positions held by said chancellor and said other employees. Such salaries shall be compensation in full for all services rendered to the board, except as otherwise expressly provided for by any general or special law; provided, however, that the chancellor shall receive, subject to appropriation, in addition to said salary such expenses as are approved by the board and which are incurred by him in the discharge of his duties and which have been approved by majority vote of the house and senate committees on ways and means.