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  • Acts
  • 1998
  • Chapter 312 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE QUALIFICATIONS OF COMMISSIONER OF CODE ENFORCEMENT IN THE CITY OF SPRINGFIELD.

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


SECTION 1. Section 2 of chapter 194 of the acts of 1991 is hereby amended by striking out the first sentence and inserting in place thereof the following five sentences:- The commissioner shall be an architect, as defined in section 60A of chapter 112 of the General Laws or a professional engineer, as defined in section 81D of said chapter 112 or shall have had at least five years of experience in the supervision of building construction or design, or in the alternative, a four year undergraduate degree in a field related to building construction or design, or any combination of education and experience which would confer equivalent knowledge and ability, as determined by the state board of building regulations and standards. Said commissioner shall also have general knowledge of the accepted requirements for building construction, fire prevention, light, ventilation and safe egress, as well as a general knowledge of the other equipment and materials essential for safety, comfort, and convenience of the occupants of a building or structure. Said commissioner shall be certified by said state board of building regulations and standards in accordance with the provisions of section 3 of chapter 143 of the General Laws. The city of Springfield may require additional qualifications or experience as it deems necessary. Said commissioner shall be subject to the residency ordinance of said city.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved August 28, 1998.