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The 192nd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 35P: State House Special Event Fund

Section 35P. There shall be established upon the books of the commonwealth a separate fund to be known as the State House Special Event Fund. The superintendent of the state house shall establish and charge a fee or service charge to nongovernmental individuals, entities and groups using the state house for meetings, receptions or exhibits, which may be waived at the discretion of the superintendent. The superintendent or his designee shall establish such fee or charge based upon the actual cost of use, including personnel requests for security, preparation, equipment replacement, cleanup, utilities used and compensation for wear on the building. The superintendent or his designee may, in their discretion, require a nongovernmental entity to enter into a written agreement indemnifying the commonwealth against any claims for casualty liability and may require the posting of an insurance bond. All monies, grants, gifts, bequests or other contributions received by the superintendent under this section shall be made payable to and deposited in the fund; provided, however, that the superintendent may retain funds to be expended after consultation with the committee on rules of the 2 branches, acting concurrently, for the restoration, equipment repair and replacement and educational and cultural programs and tours at the state house; and provided further, that funds shall be used for the maintenance of the military history museum pursuant to section 14 of chapter 8.