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The 192nd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 45: Designer selection board

Section 45. (a) There shall be located within the executive office for administration and finance a designer selection board, consisting of 11 members. Eight members shall be appointed by the governor, 3 of whom shall be registered architects, or currently unregistered but with at least 10 years' experience as an architect registered by a National Council of Architectural Registration Boards member board or who may be architects emeritus and none of whom shall have a record of disciplinary action; 3 of whom shall be registered engineers or currently unregistered but with at least 10 years' experience as a registered engineer and none of whom shall have a record of disciplinary action; and 2 of whom shall be representatives of the public who are not architects, engineers or construction contractors. Three additional members shall be appointed as follows: 1 registered architect by the Massachusetts State Association of Architects, 1 registered engineer by the government affairs council of design professional and 1 general contractor by the associated general contractor. The board shall be expanded from the present 5 members to 11 members according to the following schedule: 1 additional architect, 1 additional engineer, and the 1 general contractor shall be appointed by the designated body within 90 days of the effective date of this section; another additional public representative shall be appointed within 1 year thereafter. Members shall be appointed for terms of 2 years and may be reappointed for no more than 1 successive 2 year term. The director shall designate a representative, who shall be the project manager in the case of a project under the jurisdiction of the office of project management, to act as a nonvoting member of the board for each project under his jurisdiction under consideration by the board. No provision of this section shall operate to reduce the tenure of members of the board serving at the time of the effective date of this section, except that the director of bureau of building construction shall cease to so serve upon the effective date of this section.

(b) Members of the board shall be reimbursed for all necessary expenses incurred in the discharge of their official duties.

(c) The board shall employ an executive director who shall be appointed by the secretary of administration and finance and who shall have either: (1) not fewer than 15 years of experience as a registered architect but who shall not have a record of disciplinary action; or (2) not fewer than 15 years of experience as a registered engineer but who shall not have a record of disciplinary action. The board shall employ such other staff or consultants as it may deem necessary, subject to appropriation. The board and its staff may travel within and without the commonwealth.