Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. Section 1 of chapter 229 of the acts of 1951 is hereby amended by striking out the first sentence and inserting in place thereof the following sentence:- The town of Wellesley is hereby authorized to establish a War Memorial Scholarship Fund, to raise and appropriate monies for that purpose and to receive, hold and expend contributions to said fund in addition to the sum appropriated.
SECTION 2. Section 4 of said chapter 229 is hereby amended by striking out the first sentence, as amended by section 6 of chapter 555 of the acts of 1978, and inserting in place thereof the following sentence:- Said fund shall be administered by a board of trustees who shall be the board of selectmen of the town of Wellesley.
SECTION 3. Section 7 of said chapter 229, as amended by section 7 of said chapter 555, is hereby further amended by striking out the first sentence and inserting in place thereof the following sentence:- The members of the board of selectmen of said town shall be ex officiis the trustees of said fund.
SECTION 4. Said chapter 229 is hereby further amended by inserting after section 8 the following section:-
Section 8A. Notwithstanding the provisions of section twenty-three B of chapter thirty-nine of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, the board of selectmen, acting in their capacity as trustees of said fund, are hereby authorized to hold executive sessions for discussing the eligibility of applicants for such scholarships.
SECTION 5. Section five of chapter five hundred and fifty-five of the acts of nineteen hundred and seventy-eight is hereby repealed.
SECTION 6. This act shall take effect upon its passage.