Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of section one of chapter forty-one of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, there is hereby established in the town of Weymouth the office of treasurer-collector of taxes. The board of selectmen of said town of Weymouth shall, from a list of a minimum of three candidates recommended by the screening committee as set forth in section two, upon the expiration of the terms of the treasurer and the collector of taxes holding office on the effective date of this act, appoint a person to the office of treasurer-collector of taxes of said town. Said treasurer-collector of taxes so appointed shall have all the powers, perform the duties and be subject to the liabilities and penalties now or hereafter conferred or imposed by law on town treasurers and collectors of taxes. Upon appointment and qualification, such treasurer-collector of taxes shall serve for a term of three years and until a successor is appointed and qualified. The treasurer-collector of taxes may be removed by the board of selectmen for cause after a public hearing and any vacancy in said office shall be filled by appointment in the same manner as the original appointment. The position of treasurer-collector of taxes shall not be subject to the provisions of chapter thirty-one of the General Laws. Compensation shall be established within the classification and pay plan of the town bylaws for the salary of the treasurer-collector of taxes and as set by the personnel board.
SECTION 2. A screening committee composed of a member of the board of selectmen who shall be selected by said board, a member of the personnel board, who shall be selected by said personnel board, the executive administrator and four citizens of the town of Weymouth to be appointed by the town moderator, shall submit to the board of selectmen the names of three persons as candidates for appointment to the office of treasurer-collector of taxes. Insofar as possible, the members of said committee shall be knowledgeable in municipal finance, data processing, human resources, law or other similar proficiencies.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage.