Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
Chapter 8 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 18 the following two sections:-
Section 18A. The superintendent is hereby authorized to display flags, artifacts, documents, photographs, uniforms, medals and other relics and mementos of veterans on the fourth floor of the state house and may provide space, arrangements and designation for such exhibits and to change such exhibits, from time to time in consultation with the commissioner of veterans services. Said commissioner shall review such exhibits from time to time. Said commissioner may communicate with veterans and veterans organizations, inform them of such exhibits, elicit their interest and contributions and receive such memorabilia as the commissioner and the superintendent deem appropriate to properly display and exhibit in a fashion to remember and honor appropriately those veterans who served the nation. Said superintendent shall exercise proper care, custody and preservation of such memorabilia and keep a record of all such items. Such record shall be open to public inspection at all reasonable times.
Section 18B. The superintendent is hereby authorized to accept works of art executed as a memorial to the contribution of women to the government of the commonwealth and to display said works in an appropriate public area or areas of the state house. Said superintendent shall exercise proper care, custody and preservation of such art work.