Ordered, That a joint special legislative committee, to be known as the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Committee, shall be established to develop plans and make recommendations to the General Court on the erection of an appropriate permanent memorial to the late Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The committee’s recommendations shall include, without limitation, the type of permanent memorial to be erected, at least 3 options for the location of the memorial and estimates of the cost of acquiring land on which the memorial would be constructed, if any, cost of designing and construction of the memorial and costs associated with the perpetual care and maintenance of the memorial.
The committee shall consist of 4 members of the Senate, 3 of whom shall be appointed by the President of the Senate and 1 of whom shall be appointed by the Minority Leader of the Senate and 7 members of the House of Representatives, 6 of whom shall be appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives and 1 of whom shall be appointed by the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives. One member of the Senate appointed by the Senate President and 1 member of the House of Representatives appointed by the Speaker shall be designated by the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, respectively, to serve as co-chairs of the committee.
The Senate and the House of Representatives, acting jointly, shall provide administrative and financial support to the committee.
Said committee shall report to the Senate and the House of Representatives the results of its investigation and study, and its recommendations together with drafts of legislation, if any, necessary to carry its recommendations into effect, by filing the same with the Clerk of the Senate and the Clerk of the House of Representatives on or before May 31, 2018.
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