Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same as follows:
Notwithstanding section 53 of chapter 44 of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, the town of Goshen may establish a Firearms Licensing Fund. The town treasurer shall keep the fund separate and apart from all other funds of the town and shall deposit in the fund the town’s share of all monies associated with firearms licensing. The town treasurer may invest the monies in the manner prescribed in sections 54 and 55 of said chapter 44. The chief of police or a person authorized to act on his behalf shall expend the principal and income from the fund for fees to the commonwealth for firearms licensing, firearms training for officers and the general public and for all costs associated with firearms licensing.
Approved July 2, 2008.