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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY OF DUKES COUNTY TO BORROW FUNDS TO PAY COSTS OF ACQUIRING LAND, CONSTRUCTING BUILDINGS AND OTHER FACILITIES AS THE COUNTY SHALL REQUIRE, MAKING CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS TO COUNTY FACILITIES, ACQUIRING ITEMS OF CAPITAL EQUIPMENT, AND FOR THE PAYMENT OF ALL OTHER COSTS INCIDENTAL AND RELATED THERETO

     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 county commissioners of the county of Dukes County may raise and expend funds to pay costs of acquiring land, constructing buildings and other facilities as the county shall require, making capital improvements to county facilities, acquiring items of capital equipment, and for the payment of all other costs incidental and related thereto.
     SECTION 2.  For the purposes of this act, the treasurer of the county of Dukes County, with the approval of the county commissioners, may borrow upon the credit of the county such sums as may be necessary, not exceeding in the aggregate $35,000,000.00 outstanding at any one time, and may issue bonds or notes of the county therefor, which shall be designated on their face Dukes County Capital Improvement Loan, Act of 2020.  Each authorized issue shall constitute a separate loan and such loans shall be issued for not more than 30 years. The bonds or notes shall be signed by the county treasurer and countersigned by a majority of the county commissioners. The county may sell such bonds or notes at public sale upon such terms and conditions as the county commissioners may deem proper, but not for less than their par value.   Section 38 of chapter 35 of the General Laws shall not apply to the issuance of any bonds of the county and section 39B of said chapter 35 shall not apply to the issuance by the county of any notes in anticipation of bonds, or in anticipation of federal or state grants.  Indebtedness incurred under this section shall, except as provided in this act, be subject to said chapter 35.
     SECTION 3.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved, June 30, 2020.