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The 192nd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts


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. The city of Worcester, acting by and through its city manager and city council, may execute and deliver 1 or more instruments to lease to the juvenile court department of the trial court, a portion of the Worcester Memorial auditorium for use as a courthouse by the Worcester division of the juvenile court department of the trial court and by state agencies and departments related to the operation or activities of the trial court. The lease or leases may be for a term of 20 years. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, but subject to section 4 of chapter 29A of the General Laws, the chief administrative justice of the trial court, with the approval of the chief justice of the supreme judicial court and the commissioner of capital asset management and maintenance, may act on behalf of the commonwealth to enter into any lease or leases authorized by this act.

SECTION 2. Paragraphs (a), (b) and (g) of section 16 of chapter 30B of the General Laws shall apply to any lease or leases authorized by section 1. The parcel described in section 1 may not be assigned to others, or sublet by any lessee, without the prior written approval of the city manager and city council. Any further disposition of the parcel, other than that authorized by this act, shall be subject to said chapter 30B, and any other applicable chapter of the General Laws.

SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved December 24, 2002.