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 5 of chapter 534 of the acts of 1973 is hereby amended by striking out the first, second and third sentences and inserting in place thereof the following sentence:- The board of selectmen shall appoint a chief of the fire department for a term of 1 year, unless a different term is otherwise determined in an employment contract established under section 108O of chapter 41 of the General Laws.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
Approved September 16, 2009.