AN ACT RELATIVE TO RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS FOR EMPLOYEES OF THE CITY OF LAWRENCE.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
Section 1 of chapter 425 of the acts of 1983 is hereby
amended by striking out subsection 10.8, as appearing in section 1 of
chapter 189 of the acts of 1989, and inserting in place thereof the
10.8 City Residence. Every person who is appointed to a city office, or who
is employed by the city in any capacity, not a resident of the city at the time
of appointment or employment, shall within two years following such appointment
or employment, establish such residence as principal domicile; or such
appointment or employment shall be forfeited. No
enforcement proceeding under this subsection shall be initiated against such
the mayor who made such appointment continues to serve in office.
Employees subject to tenure under the jurisdiction of the school
committee shall not be required to establish a principal domicile until one
year after they have attained tenure except as otherwise provided by General
Laws. The requirement of this subsection shall not apply to any employee or
appointee who the
city council determines, upon application by such person, would suffer a
substantial hardship from enforcement of the provisions of this subsection.
This subsection shall not apply to any person who was appointed by
or in the employ of the city before January 2, 1986 and who has continuously
served in such appointment or employment thereafter.
This act shall take effect upon its passage.