SECTION 1. Notwithstanding section 7 and 8 of chapter 66 of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, the town of Stockbridge may return all original documents, created by any of the people of the Mohican Nation prior to 1870, currently or in the future found to be in the possession of the town, to the Stockbridge-Munsee Community of the Mohican Nation upon an authorizing vote by the board of selectmen. Upon return of any such document the Stockbridge-Munsee Community shall own all rights, title and interest to the document. The town may retain copies of such documents for municipal record retention purposes in lieu of any otherwise applicable requirement to retain the original documents.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
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