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 town of Hanson may convey to the commonwealth, by and through the department of fish and game, easements or lesser interests through a conservation restriction under sections 31, 32 and 33 of chapter 184 of the General Laws, for the preservation and protection of wildlife and habitat and passive public recreation and other consistent purposes, in the parcel of land identified in section 2. If the conservation restriction is taken by the commonwealth under chapter 79 of the General Laws, the taking shall be a consensual eminent domain taking of a conservation restriction by agreement between the town of Hanson and the commonwealth. If the conservation restriction is taken by the commonwealth under chapter 79 and not otherwise acquired, it shall be subject to any easement or lesser interest in land held by any person or governmental agency, except for the town of Hanson, that lawfully exists and shall have been recorded in the appropriate registry of deeds, unless the department of fish and game expressly takes the easement or lesser interest through eminent domain under said chapter 79.
SECTION 2. The parcel is identified as all of the land in the town of Hanson described in a deed recorded in the Plymouth county registry of deeds in Book 9308, Page 74 and shown as Lot 2 on plan recorded in said registry in Plan Book 33, Page 497. The parcel was acquired by the town by deed recorded in the Plymouth county registry of deeds in Book 9308 at Page 74 and dedicated by the town for conservation uses and purposes.SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
Approved June 30, 2008.