HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 4224        FILED ON: 5/22/2019

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3865

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Antonio F. D. Cabral

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
Court assembled:

The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act authorizing the city of New Bedford to enter into a long-term lease for the operation of a performing arts center.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Antonio F. D. Cabral

13th Bristol

Paul A. Schmid, III

8th Bristol

William M. Straus

10th Bristol

Christopher Hendricks

11th Bristol


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 4224        FILED ON: 5/22/2019

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3865

By Mr. Cabral of New Bedford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3865) of Antonio F. D. Cabral and others (with the approval of the mayor and city council) that the city of New Bedford be authorized to enter into a long-term lease for the operation of a performing arts center.  Municipalities and Regional Government.  [Local Approval Received.]

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the One Hundred and Ninety-First General Court
(2019-2020)

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An Act authorizing the city of New Bedford to enter into a long-term lease for the operation of a performing arts center.

 

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.  Notwithstanding section 3 of chapter 40 of the General Laws, or any other general or special law to the contrary, the city of New Bedford is hereby authorized to lease the property located at 680 and 684 Purchase Street in New Bedford or any portion thereof to a public or private entity for up to 99 years, upon such terms and conditions as the mayor and city council shall determine to be in the city’s interests, for the purpose of operating a performing arts center.

SECTION 2.  Notwithstanding section 16 of chapter 30B of the General Laws, or any other general, special or local law to the contrary, the city of New Bedford is hereby authorized, without commissioning an appraisal or soliciting proposals, to negotiate terms and enter into a lease for the property described in section 1 and as authorized by section 1, directly with the legal Massachusetts entity responsible for the operation of the Zeiterion Theatre Performing Arts Center.

SECTION 3.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.