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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 13I: Executive committee for educational television; powers and duties

Section 13I. In order to carry out its duties, said committee, from time to time and within the limits of appropriation therefor and of available trust funds, may—

(a) Acquire, construct, hold, lease and dispose of real and personal property;

(b) Prepare programs, enter into agreements providing for the furnishing of programs, and the disposition thereof within and without the commonwealth, equipment, assistance and personnel; purchase broadcast time; and enter into other contracts;

(c) Obtain assistance from, and co-operate with others, including, without restriction, institutions of learning and groups interested in television broadcasting;

(d) Hold and administer real and personal property, and money given, whether outright or in trust; and

(e) Do all acts and things necessary or convenient to carry out the purposes for which the committee is created.

Said committee shall not provide or sponsor any program which advertises a commercial product or service, or any program wherein any denominational religious doctrine is inculcated, or any programs founding, maintaining or aiding any church, religious denomination or society, providing that nothing in this section shall be construed as preventing the furtherance of belief in a Supreme Being, nor shall any programs designed to aid any political party or candidate for public office be permitted.