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  • Acts
  • 1997
  • Chapter 71 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE COMPOSITION OF THE LICENSING BOARD FOR THE CITY OF BROCKTON.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:


(a) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 4 of chapter 138 of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, the licensing board for the city of Brockton shall consist of five members and two associate members to be appointed by the mayor, subject to confirmation by the city council. Each member shall be a resident of the city of Brockton and shall be appointed to serve for a term of three years and until his successor is chosen and qualified.

(b) This act shall be implemented 90 days after the effective date of this act. Those persons serving as members of the licensing board at the time of passage of this act shall continue to serve as members for a period of three years or until the expiration of their term, whichever period is shorter.

On the effective date of this act, the mayor, subject to confirmation by the city council, shall appoint two residents of the city of Brockton to serve as members of the licensing board, one of whom shall serve for a term of one year, one of whom shall serve for a term of two years, two residents of said city of Brockton to serve as associate members, one of whom shall serve for a term of one year, and one of whom shall serve for a term of two years. Upon the expiration of the terms of office referred to in this paragraph, members and associate members shall then be appointed to serve for a term of three years.

Associate members shall serve as regular members of the commission, whenever any regular member is unable to attend a meeting of the board. Associate members shall be selected to fill such vacancies caused by absence of a regular board member, on a rotating basis under the supervision of the licensing board chairman.

(c) No person shall be eligible to serve on the licensing board if that person is engaged, directly or indirectly, in the manufacture or sale of alcoholic beverages.

(d) In addition to but not in lieu of the authority granted to the license board to suspend, revoke, modify, or cancel any license, as provided in section 64 of said chapter 138, the licensing board may impose a civil fine of not more than $500 for any violation for which the licensing board has enforcement authority.

(e) Any civil fines collected pursuant to paragraph (d) shall be deposited in a separate account under the control and supervision of the city auditor, and funds shall only be appropriated for the purpose of furthering the enforcement of the licensing laws, rules and regulations and city ordinances, and for no other purpose.

Approved August 14, 1997.