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 of chapter 419 of the acts of 1976 is hereby amended by striking out the first paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-
There shall be in Hampshire county, in this act called the county, a public body politic and corporate to be known as the Hampshire County Regional Housing Authority, in this act called the authority. The authority shall be managed, controlled, and governed by 5 members, 3 of whom shall constitute a quorum. Four members shall be appointed by the county commissioners of Hampshire county, but not more than 1 of the members shall be chosen from any 1 city or town. One member shall be appointed for an initial term of 1 year, 1 member shall be appointed for an initial term of 2 years, 1 member shall be appointed for an initial term of 4 years, 1 member shall be appointed for an initial term of 5 years, and 1 member shall be appointed by the department of housing and community development, in this act called the department, for an initial term of 3 years, their successors to be appointed in the same manner and by the same body for terms of 5 years from expiration of the terms of the original appointees.
Approved March 31, 2006.