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. Chapter 498 of the acts of 1993 is hereby amended by striking out section 18 and inserting in place thereof the following section:-
Section 18. Designation as Commonwealth Economic Target and Opportunity Areas. Devens and the town of Ayer are hereby designated Economic Target Areas and Economic Opportunity Areas as defined in section 3 of chapter 23A of the General Laws. Pursuant to such designations, certain development projects within Devens, and the towns of Shirley, Pepperell and Ayer, shall be eligible for tax deductions, credits and abatements and other economic incentives as provided for in chapter 19 of the acts of 1993. The designation of Devens and the towns of Ayer, Pepperell and Shirley as Economic Target Areas shall be in addition to the Economic Target Areas that are authorized to be established throughout the commonwealth pursuant to section 6 of chapter 110 of the acts of 1993. For the purposes of this act, the Ayer Economic Target Area and Economic Opportunity Area shall include the land located in the town of Groton known as the West Groton Mill or the Old Leatherboard Mill, and shown on the town of Groton assessors’ map M as parcel 129.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
Approved October 29, 2008