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  • 2000
  • Chapter 11 AN ACT RELATIVE TO EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION AND THE EMERGENCY FINANCE BOARD.

Whereas , The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to provide forthwith compensation for constitutional officers, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.


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 1 of chapter 6 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 1998 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 1 and 2, the words "ninety thousand dollars" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- $135,000.

SECTION 2. Section 2 of said chapter 6, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 1 and 2, the words "seventy-five thousand dollars" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- $120,000.

SECTION 3. Section 162 of said chapter 6, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out the first and second sentences and inserting in place thereof the following two sentences:- There shall be an advisory board on judicial and constitutional officers' compensation, consisting of five members to be appointed by the governor for a term coterminous with that of the governor. Said board shall study the adequacy of the salaries of members of the judiciary, the governor and council, the lieutenant governor, the state secretary, the attorney general, the state treasurer and the state auditor, and shall, in each odd numbered year, report its recommendations to the general court on or before the first Wednesday in December by filing the same with the clerk of the house of representatives.

SECTION 4. Section 1 of chapter 9 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 8, the words "seventy-five thousand dollars" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- $120,000.

SECTION 5. Section 1 of chapter 10 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 3, the words "seventy-five thousand dollars" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- $120,000.

SECTION 6. Section 47 of said chapter 10, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out the sixth and seventh sentences and inserting in place thereof the following two sentences:- The chairman of the board, unless said chairman is the state treasurer or state auditor, shall receive as compensation for each day's attendance at board meetings the sum of $100; provided, however, that the total amount paid shall not exceed $10,000 in any fiscal year. The director of accounts and the assistant shall each receive as compensation for each day's attendance at board meetings, when acting as a member of the board or attending as provided by law, the sum of $75; provided, that the total amount paid to each of them for such compensation shall not exceed $7,000 in any fiscal year.

SECTION 7. Section 1 of chapter 11 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 4, the words "seventy-five thousand dollars" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- $120,000.

SECTION 8. Section 1 of chapter 12 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 3, the words "eighty thousand dollars" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- $122,500.

SECTION 9. This act shall take effect as of January 1, 2000.

Approved January 24, 2000.