[Text of section effective until July 1 preceding the opening of the Essex North Shore agricultural and technical school. Repealed by 2004, 463, Sec. 1. See 2004, 463, Sec. 18 as amended by 2010, 130, Sec. 7.]
Section 5. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, title to all real and personal property held by a county for the use of a school shall be transferred to the commonwealth upon the transfer date of a county abolished pursuant to section 1 of chapter 34B. The board of trustees of said school shall assume responsibility for the maintenance, operation and management of such property. The sale or lease of the property shall require special legislation; provided, however, that the sale or lease, for a term of greater than three years, of the real property shall require special legislation.