Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
Chapter 221 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 16 the following section:-
Section 16A. The clerk of the superior court for criminal business in Suffolk county may designate, with the approval of the chief justice for administration and management, 1 assistant clerk appointed under section 5, as the unified session clerk to perform, under the direction of the clerk of the superior court for criminal business in Suffolk county, duties pertaining to the statewide unified session for trials and hearings relative to the determination of sexually dangerous persons pursuant to section 9 of chapter 123A. Such clerk shall receive in addition to the salary paid to him as an assistant clerk under section 4, a sum equivalent to 10 per cent of the salary of an assistant clerk.