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The 191st 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. Construction and development activity related to redevelopment by the Boston Housing Authority of the federally funded Washington Beech public housing project, or any part thereof, shall not be subject to any general or special law related to the procurement and award of contracts for the construction, reconstruction, installation, demolition, maintenance or repair of buildings by a public agency but shall be subject to sections 26 to 27H, inclusive, of chapter 149 of the General Laws. Contracts for the construction, reconstruction, alteration, remodeling or repair of any publicly owned public works that service this project and would otherwise be subject to section 39M of chapter 30 of the General Laws shall be subject to said section 39M if the redevelopment of the project is funded in part by a state or federal low income housing credit grant or loan or pursuant to the issuance of tax exempt bonds authorized by the General Laws. A conveyance of the project, whether by leasehold or fee estate to an urban redevelopment corporation organized under chapter 121A of the General Laws or to a nonprofit state and federally tax exempt corporation organized for the purpose of revitalizing the project shall be subject to chapter 30B of the General Laws to the extent that the project is conveyed to an entity that is not owned, controlled or managed by the Boston Housing Authority on the date of the conveyance.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved October 8, 2008