Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to facilitate forthwith a deadline extension to the Tewksbury Hospital Equestrian Farm, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same as follows:
Chapter 296 of the acts of 2006 is hereby amended by striking out section 4 and inserting in place thereof the following section:-
Section 4. Any lease agreement entered into pursuant to section 1, by or on behalf of the commonwealth, shall be terminable at the commonwealth's sole discretion upon 6 months advance written notice in the event that the Tewksbury Hospital Equestrian Farm fails to raise substantially all of the funding required to begin construction to establish accommodations suitable for year-round operation within 10 years after execution of the lease agreement. If the lease is terminated, the property shall revert to the commonwealth, under the care, custody and control of the division of capital asset management and maintenance, in consultation with the department of public health.
Approved, October 28, 2013.