AN ACT AUTHORIZING VETERANS TO DISPLAY AND EXHIBIT CERTAIN MEMORABILIA IN THE STATE HOUSE.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
Chapter 8 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after
section 18 the following
Section 18A. The superintendent is hereby authorized to display flags,
artifacts, documents, photographs, uniforms, medals and other relics and
mementos of veterans on the fourth floor of the state house and may provide
space, arrangements and designation for such exhibits and
to change such exhibits, from time to time in consultation with the
veterans services. Said commissioner shall review such exhibits from time to
time. Said commissioner may communicate with veterans and veterans
organizations, inform them of such exhibits, elicit their interest and
contributions and receive such memorabilia as the commissioner and the
deem appropriate to properly display and exhibit in a fashion
to remember and honor appropriately those veterans who served the nation. Said
superintendent shall exercise proper care, custody and preservation of such
memorabilia and keep a record of all such items. Such record shall be
open to public inspection at all reasonable times.
Section 18B. The superintendent is hereby authorized to accept works of art
executed as a memorial to the contribution of women to the government of the
commonwealth and to display said works in an appropriate public area or areas
of the state house. Said superintendent shall exercise proper care, custody
and preservation of such art work.