Amendment #698 to H3600

Metropolitan Beaches Trust

Representatives Vincent of Revere, Madaro of Boston, Crighton of Lynn, Hunt of Boston, Meschino of Hull and Wong of Saugus move to amend the bill by inserting after section 80 the following section:

“SECTION XX: Section 35 of Chapter 10 of the Massachusetts General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after Section 35DDD the following:

Section EEE:  There shall be established the Metropolitan Beaches Trust Fund to be used, without further appropriation, to support free events and recreational and educational programs at the Metropolitan Beaches. Any balance in the fund at the end of the fiscal year shall not revert to the General Fund, but shall remain available for expenditure in subsequent future years. Any revenue generated from said lease or other agreement with the Metropolitan Beaches Commission as described in Section X shall be payable into the Metropolitan Beaches Trust Fund; provided however, that the Department of Conservation will receive 33 per cent of the net revenue collected through the Metropolitan Beach Trust Fund to offset their costs for banner installation and maintenance and for general maintenance and operations of the Metropolitan Beaches.”