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  • Acts
  • 1998
  • Chapter 59 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR SPECIAL MUNICIPAL FUNDS TO CELEBRATE THE YEARS TWO THOUSAND AND TWO THOUSAND AND ONE.

Whereas , The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to provide forthwith for the appropriation of municipal funds to celebrate the millennium, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.


Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:


For the celebration of the year two thousand or the year two thousand and one or any centennial celebration any city or town may appropriate money annually during the five years preceding such year. Such city or town is hereby authorized to establish in its treasury a special fund in which shall be deposited such sums as may be appropriated by it under the provisions of this act, and any and all sums received by way of income from the sale of commemorative items or from admission charges for commemorative ceremonies or events. Any and all such sums received by the treasurer shall be kept separate from any other moneys, funds or property of such city or town, and the principal and interest thereof may, from time to time upon the authorization of the mayor or city manager, as the case may be, the board of selectmen, or the majority of any special committee established to plan such celebration, be expended for the purposes of said celebration in the year of such celebration and in the year preceding or succeeding same. There shall be an accounting to the treasurer for the expenditure of all funds. Any surplus remaining in said special fund after such celebration is concluded shall be transferred by said treasurer into the treasury of such city or town.

Approved March 25, 1998.