SECTION 1. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, there is hereby established a special commission to study the feasibility of creating a Payment In Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) program to compensate cities and towns with significant amounts of non-taxable property owned by the Commonwealth. The commission shall consist of the commissioner of the division of capital and asset management, or a designee; 3 members of the house of representatives, 2 of whom shall be appointed by the speaker of the house, and 1 of whom shall be appointed by the minority leader of the house of representatives; 3 members of the senate, 2 of whom shall be appointed by the senate president, and 1 of whom shall be appointed by the senate minority leader; 2 members who shall be appointed by the governor; and 2 residents from communities with large parcels of state owned land, 1 of whom shall be appointed by the speaker of the house, and 1 of whom shall be appointed by the senate president.
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