AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE BOARD OF LICENSING COMMISSIONERS 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,
Notwithstanding section 4 of chapter 138
of the General Laws or any other general or special law to
contrary, the board of licensing commissioners of the city of Springfield shall
consist of 5 persons, appointed by the mayor, subject to confirmation by the
city council, who shall not be engaged, directly or indirectly, in the
manufacture or sale of alcoholic beverages and who shall have been residents of
city of Springfield for at least 2 years immediately preceding their
appointment. Two members shall be appointed from each of the 2 leading
political parties and the fifth member may be appointed in a nonpartisan
without regard to political affiliation. The fifth member shall be
recommended to the mayor through a caucus of the various neighborhood councils
and civic associations of the city. If a member of the board engages,
or indirectly, in such manufacture or sale of alcoholic beverages, his office
shall immediately become
Notwithstanding section 5 of chapter 138
of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the
contrary, the terms of office of the members of the board of licensing
commissioners of the
of Springfield shall be arranged so as to expire concurrent with the term of
mayor. Members shall continue to serve until their respective successors are
appointed. A member may be removed
by the mayor for cause, after charges preferred, reasonable
of the charges and a hearing. The mayor shall, in the order of removal,
state his reasons for such removal. Notwithstanding the foregoing,
section shall not impair the term of an incumbent board member
on the effective date of this act.
Notwithstanding section 7 of chapter 138 of the General
Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, no member of the
board shall receive a salary for
to the board.
All other provisions of sections 4 to 9, inclusive,
of chapter 138
of the General Laws, not in conflict with
this act, shall apply to the board of licensing commissioners.
This act shall take effect upon its passage.