AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE APPOINTMENT OF THE CLERK OF THE APPEALS COURT.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
Chapter 211A of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out section
6, as most recently amended by section 8 of chapter 632 of the acts of 1981, and
inserting in place thereof the following section:-
Section 6. The justices of the appeals court shall appoint the
clerk of the appeals court for a term of five years from the date of his
appointment, and may remove him. Said justices may appoint four assistant
clerks of said court for terms of three years from the dates of their
respective appointments, and may remove them. Said clerk shall receive as
a salary the sum of forty-five thousand dollars.
Each of said assistant clerks
shall receive as a salary the sum of forty-two thousand dollars.
Said clerk and
assistant clerks shall devote their entire time during ordinary business
hours to their respective duties and shall not, directly or indirectly,
engage in the practice of law.
Notwithstanding the provisions of the preceding section one of this act, the
tenure of any assistant clerk of the appeals court who shall have served in
said office for a period of two years prior to the effective date of this act
shall be unlimited until he attains age seventy and he shall hold office
during good behavior, unless incapacitated by mental or physical disability
from performing his duties; provided, however, that he may be removed for
just cause after due notice and hearing in the manner provided by section
forty-three of chapter thirty-one of the General Laws.