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 development by the Chelmsford Housing Authority, or an entity directly or indirectly owned, controlled or managed by the Chelmsford Housing Authority or its board members, of a new affordable housing project on land located on the northwesterly side of Harding street and northeasterly of, but not adjacent to, Putnam road containing 110,135 square feet more or less, or any part thereof, shall not be subject to any general or special law related to the procurement and award of contracts for the design, construction, reconstruction, installation, demolition, maintenance or repair of any building by a public agency, but shall remain subject to sections 25 to 27F, inclusive, of chapter 149 of the General Laws. Contracts for the construction, reconstruction, alteration, remodeling or repair of any publicly owned works which service such project and would otherwise be subject to section 39M of chapter 30 of the General Laws shall not be exempted by this act from said section 39M of said chapter 30. A conveyance of the land or the project, whether by leasehold or fee estate, to a private entity shall be subject to chapter 30B of the General Laws to the extent such land or project is conveyed to an entity which is not directly or indirectly owned, controlled or managed by the Chelmsford Housing Authority or its board members on the date of the conveyance.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
Approved October 8, 2008