AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE QUALIFICATIONS OF COMMISSIONER OF CODE ENFORCEMENT IN THE CITY OF SPRINGFIELD.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
Section 2 of chapter 194 of the acts of 1991 is hereby
amended by striking out the first sentence and inserting in place thereof the
following five sentences:- The commissioner shall be an architect, as defined
in section 60A of chapter 112 of the General Laws or a professional engineer,
as defined in section 81D of said chapter 112 or shall have had at least five
years of experience in the supervision of building construction or design, or
the alternative, a four year undergraduate degree in a field related to
construction or design, or any combination of education and experience which
would confer equivalent knowledge and ability, as determined by the state board
of building regulations and standards. Said commissioner shall
also have general knowledge of the accepted requirements for building
construction, fire prevention, light, ventilation and safe egress, as well as a
general knowledge of the other equipment and materials essential for safety,
comfort, and convenience of the occupants of a building or structure. Said
commissioner shall be certified by said state board of building regulations and
standards in accordance with the provisions of section 3 of chapter 143 of
the General Laws. The city of Springfield may require additional
qualifications or experience as it deems necessary. Said commissioner shall
be subject to the residency ordinance of said city.
This act shall take effect upon its passage.