SECTION 1. Chapter 10 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 35DDD the following section:-
Section 35EEE. (a) There shall be a Nickerson State Park Trust Fund to be used, without further appropriation, for the long-term preservation and maintenance of Nickerson State Park in the town of Brewster. 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 fiscal years. No expenditure made from the fund shall cause the fund to become deficient at any point during a fiscal year.
(b) The department of conservation and recreation shall impose a surcharge of $2 upon each fee charged and collected for admission to camping in Nickerson State Park. The additional money collected from the surcharge shall be deposited into the Nickerson State Park Trust Fund.
(c) An annual report, which shall include projects undertaken, expenditures made, and income received by the fund, shall be submitted to the clerks of the house of representatives and the senate and to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than December 31.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect as of July 1, 2017.
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