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 8D of chapter 40 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2012 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “members”, in line 42, and in lines 43 and 44 the following words:- and alternate members.
SECTION 2. Said section 8D of said chapter 40, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after the tenth sentence the following 2 sentences:- Alternate members may be appointed in like manner as provided for in this section not exceeding in number the principal members. In the case of the absence or inability to act on the part of a principal member, the place of the principal member shall be taken by an alternate member designated by the chairman.
SECTION 3. Said section 8D, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “member”, in line 45, the following words:- or alternate member.
Approved, January 2, 2014.