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  • PART I ADMINISTRATION OF THE GOVERNMENT
  • TITLE II EXECUTIVE AND ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICERS
    OF THE COMMONWEALTH
  • CHAPTER 23I THE MASSACHUSETTS LIFE SCIENCES CENTER
  • Section 14 Exercise of powers as essential government functions; taxation; property owned by the center

Section 14. (a) The exercise of the powers granted by this chapter shall be for the benefit of the people of the commonwealth and for the improvement of their health and living conditions; and as the operation of the center shall constitute the performance of essential governmental functions, the center shall not be required to pay any taxes or assessments, except as otherwise provided by this chapter, and the notes or bonds issued under this chapter, their transfer and the income therefrom, including any profit made on the sale thereof, at all times shall be free from taxation by and within the commonwealth.

(b) The lands and tangible personal property of the center shall be deemed to be public property used for essential public and governmental purposes and shall be exempt from taxation and from betterments and special assessments.