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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT ESTABLISHING A GARDEN OF PEACE TRUST FUND.

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. Chapter 10 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 35EEE the following section:-

Section 35FFF. There shall be a Garden of Peace Trust Fund which shall be expended, without further appropriation, for the operation of the Garden of Peace. The fund shall consist of any monies authorized by a court to be transferred to the fund from the Garden of Peace, Inc. and all revenues received by the commonwealth from public and private sources as gifts, grants and donations to support and maintain the Garden of Peace. Any balance in the fund at the end of a fiscal year shall not revert to the General Fund but shall remain available for expenditure in subsequent years. No expenditure made from the fund shall cause the fund to become deficient at any point during a fiscal year. 

SECTION 2. The fifth paragraph of section 4 of chapter 258B of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2016 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following clause:- 

(e) assume the management and administration of the Garden of Peace, a public memorial garden located on the plaza of 100 Cambridge street in the city of Boston to honor victims of homicide, to receive gifts or grants of money or property to assist the board in the maintenance and operation of the memorial and to establish an advisory committee which shall consist of individuals who have served on the board of directors of the Garden of Peace or other interested citizens appointed by the victim witness assistance board to provide ongoing advice to the board.

Approved, May 22, 2018