Whereas , The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is forthwith to authorize the transfer of certain state owned land in the town of Canton, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.
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. The commissioner of the division of capital asset management and maintenance, in consultation with the commissioner of the metropolitan district commission, may transfer a certain parcel of land under the care and control of said commission situated within the Blue Hills Reservation and located in the town of Canton to the care and control of the Massachusetts highway department.
Said parcel is shown on a plan entitled "Plan of land owned by the Metropolitan District Commission in Canton, Massachusetts," dated July 2, 1998, prepared by Vanasse, Hangen & Brustlin, which plan is on file at the metropolitan district commission.
SECTION 2. The consideration by said department for the transfer authorized by section 1 of this act shall consist of certain mitigation measures to benefit the Blue Hills Reservation in a manner and to an extent deemed reasonable and satisfactory by the commissioner of the division of capital asset management and maintenance, in consultation with the commissioner of the metropolitan district commission.