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The 190th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 1: State secretary; duties; bond; salary; term limitation

[ 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 state secretary under his supervision and control, organized as provided in this chapter. The state secretary shall make a quarterly return on oath to the governor of all fees of office received by him, and give to the state treasurer a bond, in a penal sum and with sureties approved by the governor, conditioned satisfactorily to account for all money received by him in his official capacity. The state secretary shall receive a salary of $124,920, 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.

  Notwithstanding other provisions of this section to the contrary, any state secretary 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 state secretary as of January 15, 1995 shall be deemed to be serving in his first term in that office.

Chapter 9: Section 1. State secretary; duties; bond; salary; other sources of income

[ Text of section through subsection (a) as amended by 2017, 1, Sec. 5 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 state secretary under the supervision and control of the state secretary, which shall be organized as provided in this chapter. The state secretary shall make a quarterly return on oath to the governor of all fees of office received by the state secretary and give to the state treasurer a bond, in a penal sum and with sureties approved by the governor, conditioned satisfactorily to account for all money received by the state secretary in the state secretary's official capacity. The state secretary shall receive a salary of $165,000, 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.

[ Balance of section as amended by 2017, 1, Sec. 5 effective August 1, 2017. See 2017, 1, Sec. 41.]

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