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  • Acts
  • 2006
  • Chapter 109 AN ACT FURTHER REGULATING MUNICIPAL AFFORRDABLE HOUSING TRUST FUNDS.

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. Subsection (a) of section 55C of chapter 44 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2004 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out the last sentence and inserting in place thereof the following sentence:-Acceptance shall be by majority vote of the municipal legislative body under section 4 of chapter 4.

SECTION 2. Said section 55C of said chapter 44, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “town”, in line 12, the following words:- , but where the chief executive officer is a multi-member body, that body shall designate a minimum of 1 of its members to serve on the board.

SECTION 3. Subsection (b) of said section 55C of said chapter 44, as so appearing, is hereby amended by adding the following sentence:- Nothing in this subsection shall prevent a board of selectmen from appointing the town manager or town administrator as a member or chair of the board, with or without the power to vote.

SECTION 4. Said section 55C of said chapter 44, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in lines 19 and 20, the words “may include, but not be limited to, the following” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- shall include the following powers, but a city or town may, by ordinance or by-law, omit or modify any of these powers and may grant to the board additional powers consistent with this section.

SECTION 5. Subsection (c) of said section 55C of said chapter 44, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out clause (1) and inserting in place thereof the following clause:-

(1) to accept and receive real property, personal property or money, by gift, grant, contribution, devise or transfer from any person, firm, corporation or other public or private entity, including but not limited to money, grants of funds or other property tendered to the trust in connection with any ordinance or by-law or any general or special law or any other source, including money from chapter 44B.

SECTION 6. Said section 55C of said chapter 44, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out the figure “268A”, in line 86, and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- 258.

Approved June 13, 2006.