SECTION 1. Subsection (a) of section 20C of chapter 32 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2020 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following sentence:- No person who ceases to be a member of a retirement board shall be required to file a statement of financial interests for the year in which the person ceased to be a member of a retirement board if the person served for fewer than 30 days in that year.
SECTION 2. The last paragraph of said section 20C of said chapter 32 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after the first sentence the following sentence:- A reporting person who has failed to file a statement of financial interest may petition the commission for a waiver of removal from the board and exclusion from future board service due to extenuating circumstances; provided, however, that the reporting person shall file a statement of financial interest by a date set by the commission.
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