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. Notwithstanding section 53 of chapter 44 of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, the town of Orange may establish a Firearms Licensing Fund. The town treasurer shall keep the fund separate and apart from all other funds of the town and shall deposit in the fund the town’s share of all monies associated with firearms licensing, firearms licenses and firearms identification card fees received by the town. The town treasurer may invest the funds in the manner prescribed in sections 54 and 55 of said chapter 44. The chief of police or a person authorized to act on his behalf may expend the principal and income from these funds for fees to the commonwealth for firearms licenses, firearms identification cards and costs associated with firearms processing.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
Approved December 16 , 2008