Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law or any rule or regulation to the contrary, the commissioner of the division of capital planning and operations is hereby authorized and directed to enter into an agreement with Tufts University to modify the terms and conditions of an agreement between the commonwealth and the university, dated September twenty-ninth, nineteen hundred and seventy-eight, and a deed dated the same date, recorded in Worcester district registry of deeds in Book 6578, Page 79, in order to enable the university to lease portions of the land and buildings conveyed by said deed for a term or terms not to exceed ninety-nine years and for the purposes of establishing and conducting a Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, extension services, or other health related programs, or for research and development of programs or industries in the fields of biotechnology, medical, pharmaceutical, or other sciences and light manufacturing related thereto, and other related services.
All subleases, if any, of any portion of the aforementioned property shall be for periods no greater than the original term or terms authorized by paragraph one of this section, and all such subleases, if any, shall be for the same purposes authorized by said paragraph of this section.
SECTION 2. The commissioner of the division of capital planning and operations is hereby authorized to enter into an agreement with Tufts University in order to enable any lessee and the mortgagee of such lessee to hold any such property and any improvements thereon, leased under the authorization granted by section one of this act, free of reverter rights of the commonwealth during the term or terms of said lease so long as such property and improvements thereon are held in compliance with the authorization granted by section one, but otherwise subject to reverter rights of the commonwealth pursuant to provisions of the deed of the commonwealth to Tufts University dated September 29, 1978, recorded in Worcester district registry of deeds in book 6578, page 79.