SECTION 1. Section 8G of chapter 26 of the general laws, as appearing in the 2012 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking the first paragraph in its entirety and inserting the following new paragraph in place thereof:-
“There shall be in the division of insurance an auto damage appraiser licensing board, hereinafter called the board, consisting of seven persons. The governor shall appoint two members who shall be affiliated with the auto body repair industry and two members who shall be affiliated with insurance companies writing casualty insurance within the commonwealth. The attorney general shall appoint one representative of her office and shall appoint one additional person, unaffiliated with her office, an auto body shop or an insurance company, to represent consumers. The commissioner of insurance shall appoint one person who shall not be affiliated with either the auto body industry or the insurance industry and who shall be the chairman of the board. No member shall serve for more than 2 consecutive and complete 3-year terms. As the term of the office of a member expires, a successor shall be appointed in like manner for a term of 3 years. A vacancy on the board shall be filled within 60 days from the date of the vacancy.”
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