Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. Subsection (b) of section 15 of chapter 33 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 1990 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out the first paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-
The adjutant general shall be appointed by the governor, in his capacity as commander-in-chief, from those persons who are, or have been, active commissioned officers in the Massachusetts national guard, army or air, for a period of not less than five years and who have attained, while serving therein, or in the national guard of the United States, a grade not lower than that of lieutenant colonel. He shall serve for a term coterminous with that of the governor and shall receive the same pay as an officer of the regular service of corresponding grade with corresponding length of service.
SECTION 2. The provisions of section one of this act shall not be deemed to affect the term of office of the incumbent of the office of the adjutant general on the effective date of this act.