Skip to Content


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 293         FILED ON: 1/15/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1624

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

_________________

PRESENTED BY:

Eileen M. Donoghue

_______________

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 relative to cultural facilities grants.

_______________

PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Eileen M. Donoghue

First Middlesex

Daniel A. Wolf

Cape and Islands

Karen E. Spilka

Second Middlesex and Norfolk

Ann-Margaret Ferrante

5th Essex


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 293        FILED ON: 1/15/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1624

By Ms. Donoghue, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1624) of Eileen M. Donoghue, Daniel A. Wolf, Karen E. Spilka and Ann-Margaret Ferrante for legislation relative to cultural facilities grants.  Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

_______________

In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

_______________

 

An Act relative to cultural facilities grants.
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              SECTION1. Chapter 23G of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out in section 42  the definition of  “cultural facility” and inserting in place thereof the following definition:-

              “Cultural facility”, a building, structure or site that is, or will be, owned, leased or otherwise used by 1 or more cultural organizations and that is accessible to the public and exempt from income taxation pursuant to section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The term cultural facility may include, but shall not be limited to, museums, historical sites, zoos, aquariums, nature or science centers, theaters, concert halls, exhibition spaces, classrooms and auditoriums suitable for presentation of performing or visual arts. Municipally owned buildings, structures or sites must be a minimum of 50,000 square feet in size, of which at least 50 per cent is used as a cultural facility. However, if such municipally owned building, structure or site is 125 years old or older and is significant in the history, archeology, architecture or culture of the nation, the commonwealth or the community in which it is located and is located within a state-designated Cultural District, as established by section 58A of chapter 10 of the General Laws, it may be of any size. Public or private institutions of higher education may qualify if they demonstrate that their cultural facility provides service and open access to the community and the general public outside of the regular educational mission of the public or private institute of higher education and demonstrates financial need.

The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The General Court provides this information as a public service and while we endeavor to keep the data accurate and current to the best of our ability, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

Error