Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. Chapter 114 of the acts of 1878 is hereby amended by striking out section 3 and inserting in place thereof the following section:-
Section 3. The trustees of the public library shall be nine in number and shall be appointed by the mayor for terms of five years; provided, however, that two members shall be appointed for an initial term of one year, two members shall be appointed for an initial term of two years, two members shall be appointed for an initial term of three years, two members shall be appointed for an initial term of four years, and one member shall be appointed for an initial term of five years. Trustees shall serve until the expiration of their term and until their successors are qualified. Whenever a vacancy shall occur in the office of the board of trustees by death, resignation or otherwise, such vacancy shall be filled by the appointment of a successor trustee who shall hold office for the remainder of the unexpired term. Members of said board of trustees shall not receive any pecuniary compensation and shall be deemed to be special municipal employees for the purposes of chapter two hundred and sixty-eight A of the General Laws.
SECTION 2. Notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, the term of office of each member holding the position of trustee on the effective date of this act shall expire thirty days after said effective date.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage.