Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. The county commissioners of Hampden county, with the approval of the Hampden county advisory board, are hereby authorized to borrow, guaranty, bond, accept donation of funds and provide for funds from a commercial lender in accordance with procedures and terms as approved by the commissioner of corrections. The county commissioners of Hampden county, with the approval of the Hampden county advisory board, are further authorized to enter into rental agreements, sales contracts and any and all other documents necessary to establish, maintain and operate the Hampden county jail industry program.
SECTION 2. All money received by the treasurer of Hampden county from or on account of the jail industry program shall be deposited in a fund established by and under the direction and control of the sheriff of Hampden county. All bills for expenses of the jail industry program shall be approved by the county commissioners of Hampden county and the Hampden county advisory board and paid by the treasurer of Hampden county. Said funds shall be administered by the Hampden county treasurer in accordance with the rules and regulations promulgated by the department of corrections and bureau of accounts, and shall be separate and distinct from any other accounts under the control of the Hampden county treasurer.
SECTION 3. Notwithstanding any provisions of law to the contrary, the Hampden county commissioners, with the approval of the Hampden county advisory board, are authorized, for purposes of operating a jail industry program, to borrow on notes or bonds on the credit of the county, including notes to private commercial lenders, and to grant security interests in assets used in connection with or received as a result of the jail industry program. Such notes and bonds are to be signed by the county treasurer and co-signed by a majority of the county commissioners who are also authorized to execute loan agreements, security agreements, rental agreements, sales contracts and any other instruments or documents which, in the discretion of a majority of the county commissioners, are necessary to carry out the purposes of this section.
SECTION 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage.