AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE LEASE OF A CERTAIN PARCEL OF STATE-OWNED LAND TO PLIMOTH PLANTATION.
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 sections 40E to 40J, inclusive, of chapter 7 of the General Laws, the commissioner of capital asset management and maintenance, in consultation with the department of conservation and recreation, may lease for nominal consideration certain parcels of land in the town of Plymouth, subject to such terms and conditions as may be determined by the commissioner, in consultation with the department, to the Plimoth Plantation for a term of up to 20 years. The parcels are shown on a plan of land entitled “Plan of Land Plymouth, MA. Showing Proposed License Areas For Plimouth Plantation Buildings on Land of Commonwealth of Massachusetts Drawn by Stenbeck & Taylor, Inc. Dated December 22, 2008”. Plimoth Plantation shall provide educational services to the public as additional consideration for the lease.
SECTION 2. The lessee shall use the property solely for Plimoth Plantation operational purposes and the lease or other agreement pertaining to the lease of the property shall include a provision restricting the use of the property to those purposes and providing for a reversion of the property to the commonwealth if the property ceases to be used for such purposes or is used for any other purpose.
SECTION 3. If the lessee ceases to use and maintain the property for the purposes specified in section 2 or uses the property for any other purpose, the lease shall terminate and the property shall revert to the commonwealth.
SECTION 4. During the term of the lease, the lessee shall be responsible for operating and maintaining the leased property and for all costs associated with such operation and maintenance.
SECTION 5. The lessee shall be responsible for any costs associated with the lease of the property under this act, including costs of surveys and legal or recording fees.