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The 192nd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 5F: Ambulance services; recreational facilities; service charges; credit card payments

Section 5F. For the following purposes, a city or town may defray the cost, including maturing debt and interest, of acquiring, establishing, maintaining, and operating certain facilities and services by charges established by the city or town upon persons making use of such facilities or services: (1) purchasing, hiring, maintaining, and operating ambulances; and (2) establishing, maintaining, and equipping public gymnasiums, swimming pools, bathing beaches, golf courses, artificial ice-skating rinks and other such means of recreation, instruction or exercise.

Notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, a city or town may accept credit cards for payment for golf greens fees for the use of a golf course; provided, however, that any person who pays by credit card shall not be charged an amount greater than the amount charged to other persons.