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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 commissioner of capital asset management and maintenance may, notwithstanding sections 40E to 40I, inclusive, of chapter 7 of the General Laws, sell and convey by deed to Patrick Driscoll certain property, together with all structures thereon, if any, located on the northerly side of Winter street in the town of Bridgewater as described in 2 deeds recorded in the Plymouth county registry of deeds in Book 756, Page 322 and Book 930, Page 34, shown generally on the town of Bridgewater assessor's map 75 and map 76 and consisting of approximately 4.5 acres. The exact boundaries of the parcel shall be determined by the commissioner, in consultation with the department of correction, after completion of a survey.

SECTION 2. The consideration paid by Patrick Driscoll shall be the full and fair market value of the property determined by the commissioner of capital asset management and maintenance based upon an independent appraisal, for residential use. The inspector general shall review and approve the appraisal and the review shall include a review of methodology used for the appraisal. The inspector general shall prepare a report of his review and file the report with the commissioner for submission to the house and senate committees on ways and means and chairmen of the joint committee on state administration.

SECTION 3. Patrick Driscoll shall be responsible for any costs for appraisals, surveys and other expenses relating to the transfer of the land.

SECTION 4. The sale price paid as consideration under section 2 shall be deposited in the General Fund.

SECTION 5. The commissioner of capital asset management and maintenance shall, 30 days before the execution of any agreement authorized by this act, or any subsequent amendment of such an agreement, submit the agreement or amendment and a report on them to the inspector general for his review and comment. The inspector general shall issue his review and comment within 15 days of receipt of any agreement or amendment. The commissioner shall submit the agreement and any subsequent amendments, the reports and the comments of the inspector general, if any, to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the chairmen of the joint committee on state administration at least 15 days before execution.

Senate, March 4, 2004.

This Bill having been returned by His Excellency the Governor with his objections thereto in writing (see Senate 2205) has been passed by the Senate, the objections of His Excellency the Governor to the contrary notwithstanding, two-thirds of the Senate (26 yeas to 11 nays) having agreed to the same.

Sent to the House of Representatives for its action.

Robert E. Travaglini, President.
William F.Welch, Clerk.

House of Representatives, July 20, 2004.

Passed by the House of Representatives, notwithstanding the objections of His Excellency the Governor, two-thirds of the members present (130 yeas to 23 nays) having approved the same.

Thomas M. Finneran, Speaker.
Steven T. James, Clerk.

Office of the Secrtary August 2, 2004.