Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
The division of fisheries and wildlife in the department of fisheries, wildlife and environmental law enforcement is hereby authorized to create and sell photographic reproductions of the original Fuertes paintings of the "Birds of Massachusetts" presently situated in the archives of the commonwealth. The profits from said sale shall be credited one-half to the Nongame Wildlife Fund, established pursuant to the provisions of section thirty-five D of chapter ten of the General Laws, and one-half to the Inland Fisheries and Game Fund, established pursuant to the provisions of section two of chapter one hundred and thirty-one of the General Laws. The provisions of this paragraph shall not impair any rights of the secretary of the commonwealth to create and sell such reproductions.
The archivist of the commonwealth may arrange for the restoration of said original Fuertes bird paintings with the assistance of the Massachusetts Audubon Society. In recognition of such assistance, the Massachusetts Audubon Society may publicly display said paintings for such reasonable periods of time and under such conditions as the archivist of the commonwealth shall determine.
The Massachusetts Audubon Society shall have the right to create and sell photographic reproductions of said Fuertes bird paintings upon the approval of the archivist of the commonwealth and the director of the division of fisheries and wildlife, which approval shall not be unreasonably withheld.