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  • Acts
  • 2000
  • Chapter 72 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE FINANCING OF CERTAIN INFRASTRUCTURE AND OTHER IMPROVEMENTS IN THE TOWN OF FOXBOROUGH AND THE DUTIES OF THE COMMISSIONER OF PROBATION.

Whereas , The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is forthwith to provide further for the collection of certain fees to be deposited in the general fund, 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:


SECTION 1. Section 2 of chapter 211F of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 13 and 14, as appearing in the 1998 Official Edition, the words "chief justice for administration and management of the trial court" and inserting in place thereof the following word:- commissioner.

SECTION 2. Section 4 of said chapter 211F, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 31, the words "chief justice" and inserting in place thereof the following word:- commissioner.

SECTION 3. Section 6 of said chapter 211F, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 18 and 19, the words "chief justice for administration and management of the trial court" and inserting in place thereof the following word:- commissioner.

SECTION 4. Subsection (b) of section 7 of chapter 16 of the acts of 1999 is hereby amended by striking out paragraph (2) and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-

(2) Notwithstanding any provision of this act to the contrary, a licensing fee shall be charged to the licensee for all parking spaces licensed by the appropriate town within the parking and traffic management zone, which fee shall be collected by the towns of Sharon, Walpole and Wrentham and the town and returned to the commonwealth for deposit in the general fund. The towns of Sharon, Walpole and Wrentham and the town shall have all powers necessary to collect such fees in said towns located within the parking and traffic management zone including the power to collect such fees through the procedures provided by chapter 60 of the General Laws. The department of state police shall have authority to enforce the licensing requirements for open-air parking spaces pursuant to section 56 of chapter 148 of the General Laws. The annual aggregate amount of the fee to be collected from such parking spaces shall be determined annually by the secretary of administration and finance in an amount sufficient to collect annually an aggregate amount of $750,000 from the fee for parking spaces within the economic development area and an aggregate amount of $400,000 from the fee for parking spaces outside the economic development area. The secretary of administration and finance shall adopt procedures and guidelines for the determination, assessment and collection of such fees consistent with this act, which shall be binding on said towns.

SECTION 5. Subsection (c) of said section 7 of said chapter 16 is hereby amended by striking out the last sentence and inserting in place thereof the following sentence:- Said secretary shall certify to the state treasurer a projection of the revenue from administrative parking fees instituted pursuant to subsection (b) to be remitted by the towns of Sharon, Walpole and Wrentham and the town to the commonwealth each year.

SECTION 6. Section 8 of said chapter 16 is hereby amended by striking out the third sentence.

Approved April 21, 2000.