Print Print
  • Acts
  • 2010
  • Chapter 148 AN ACT INCREASING THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE BOARD OF THE COMMONWEALTH ZOOLOGICAL CORPORATION.

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 2 of chapter 92B of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out the fourth and fifth paragraphs and inserting in place thereof the following 2 paragraphs:-

The corporation shall be governed and its corporate powers exercised by a board, which shall consist of 30 members, 2 of whom shall be appointed by the governor to serve at the pleasure of the governor, 1 of whom shall be appointed by the mayor of the city of Boston to serve at the pleasure of the mayor and 27 members to be appointed by the board.

Members shall serve for terms of 4 years and shall be eligible for reappointment. A person appointed to fill a vacancy on the board shall be appointed in a like manner and shall serve for the unexpired term. A member may be removed by the board for cause. All members of the board shall exercise full and equal voting privileges.

SECTION 2. Said section 2 of said chapter 92B, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 34, the words “Seven board members” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- Half of the board members serving at any time.

SECTION 3. Said section 2 of said chapter 92B, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 42, the words “once a month” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- 6 times annually.

SECTION 4. The seventh paragraph of said section 2 of said chapter 92B, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out the first sentence and inserting in place thereof the following sentence:- The board shall elect 1 of its members to serve as the chairperson of the board.

SECTION 5. Section 5 of said chapter 92B, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 9 to 11, inclusive, the words “; provided, however, that the disposal of any property shall be subject to the approval of the executive director”.

SECTION 6. Said section 5 of said chapter 92B, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 57, the words “the written concurrence of the director” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- written notice to the executive director of travel and tourism.

SECTION 7. Subsection (b) of section 6 of said chapter 92B, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out the second sentence.

SECTION 8. Section 9 of said chapter 92B, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 4, the words “consult with” and inserting in place thereof the word:- inform.

SECTION 9. Section 11 of said chapter 92B, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out the first sentence and inserting in place thereof the following sentence:- The zoos shall continue to be known as the Franklin Park Zoo and the Walter D. Stone Memorial Zoo but the corporation may offer sponsor naming rights to the zoos or exhibits within the zoos and may add sponsor names to the existing names of the zoos or exhibits.

SECTION 10. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the members of the board of directors of the Commonwealth Zoological Corporation, established in chapter 92B of the General Laws and serving in their positions on the effective date of this act, shall appoint the additional board members as necessary to increase the board as provided for in section 1. Of the board appointments made under this section, an initial 9 members shall serve for terms of 2 years, 9 members shall serve for terms of 3 years and 9 members shall serve for terms of 4 years.

The current board members shall serve until the expiration of their terms or December 31, 2011, whichever is later.

Approved, July 1, 2010.