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The 190th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 1: Attorney general; supervision of department; salary; qualifications; other sources of income

[ Text of section effective until January 1, 2017. For text effective January 1, 2017, see below.]

  Section 1. There shall be a department of the attorney general, under his supervision and control, organized as provided in this chapter. The attorney general shall receive a salary of $127,523, and an additional amount to be calculated by applying the adjustment percentage most recently ascertained by the governor pursuant to Article CXVIII of the Articles of Amendment to the Constitution to the preceding figure. The attorney general shall be a member of the bar of the commonwealth.

  Notwithstanding other provisions of this section to the contrary, any attorney general who has served, or but for resignation would have served, two consecutive terms in that office within the preceding eleven years shall receive no compensation. For the purpose of this section, any person serving as attorney general as of January 15, 1995 shall be deemed to be serving his first term in that office.

Chapter 12: Section 1. Attorney general; supervision of department; salary; qualifications; other sources of income

[ Text of section through subsection (a) as amended by 2017, 1, Sec. 8 effective January 1, 2017. See 2017, 1, Sec. 45. For text effective until January 1, 2017, see above.]

  Section 1. (a) There shall be a department of the attorney general, under the supervision and control of the attorney general, which shall be organized as provided in this chapter. The attorney general shall receive a salary of $175,000 and an additional amount to be adjusted biennially to reflect the aggregate quarterly change in salaries and wages in the commonwealth for the most recent 8 quarters as determined by the Bureau of Economic Analysis in the United States Department of Commerce. The attorney general shall be a member of the bar of the commonwealth.

[ Balance of section as amended by 2017, 1, Sec. 8 effective August 1, 2017. See 2017, 1, Sec. 44.]

  (b) The attorney general shall not receive earned income from any other source but may receive unearned or passive income.