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  • Acts
  • 2000
  • Chapter 274 AN ACT RELATIVE TO GIFTS OF PERSONAL PROPERTY TO MUNICIPALITIES.

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


Chapter 44 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 53A the following section:-

Section 53A>. A city council, with the mayor's approval if the charter so provides, or a board of selectmen or town council may, in its sole discretion and authority, accept gifts of tangible personal property on behalf of the city or town from the federal government, a charitable foundation, private corporation, individual, or from the commonwealth or any political subdivision thereof, and may, in its sole discretion and authority, use said gifts, without specific appropriation thereof, for the purpose of such a gift or, if no restrictions are attached to the gift, for such other purposes as it deems advisable.

Approved September 14, 2000.