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. Notwithstanding section 8D of chapter 40 of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, the board of selectmen of the town of Lincoln may annually appoint 2 or more alternate members to the historical commission who shall serve for a term of 1 year. Such alternate members may be designated by the chair of the historical commission to sit on the commission in the case of absence, inability to act or conflict of interest by a member or, in the event of a vacancy, until such time as the vacancy is filled in accordance with the General Laws. Any alternate member of the commission may be removed by the board of selectmen after a public hearing, if a hearing is requested.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
Approved December 30, 2008