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,
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
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.