Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. Section 4 of chapter 645 of the acts of 1948, as appearing in section 2 of chapter 746 of the acts of 1987, is hereby amended by striking out the last sentence.
SECTION 2. Clause (a) of section 7 of said chapter 645, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out the last sentence and inserting in place thereof the following two sentences:- Such application shall be in the form prescribed by the board, and shall be accompanied or supplemented by drawings, plans, estimates of cost, and proposals for defraying such costs, or any such additional information as the board may require, before construction is undertaken. Notwithstanding any provision of this act to the contrary, in the event that a city, town or regional school district undertakes construction before approval is obtained said city, town or regional school district shall remain subject to the board's approval process as if such construction were not undertaken; provided, further, that notwithstanding the provisions of section thirteen, in the event that the board approves a capital construction project on which construction is undertaken prior to board approval, payments for said project shall begin in the fiscal year next following the fiscal year in which the project receives board approval.
SECTION 3. Subsection (b) of section 17 of said chapter 645, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 11, the word "continue" and inserting in place thereof the words:- be waived.
SECTION 4. Section 20 of said chapter 645 is hereby amended by striking out the last paragraph added by chapter 301 of the acts of 1988.