Session Law

2014

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Chapter 130 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE DIVISION OF CAPITAL ASSET MANAGEMENT AND MAINTENANCE TO CONVEY CERTAIN PROPERTY AT NORTHAMPTON STATE HOSPITAL

     Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to authorize forthwith the conveyance of a certain parcel of land at Northampton State Hospital, 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:
     SECTION 1.  Notwithstanding sections 32 to 38, inclusive, of chapter 7C of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, the commissioner of capital asset management and maintenance, in consultation with the commissioner of mental health, may convey or lease for a period not to exceed 99 years to Hospital Hill Development LLC, for nominal consideration, 18,000 square feet of a certain parcel of land comprising a part of the Northampton State Hospital located on the Haskell Building Parcel, as referenced in a plan dated December 31, 1997 and prepared by Robarge Associates Land Surveying and a plan dated April 3, 2012 and prepared by Arrowstreet Inc., and held in the offices of the division of capital asset management and maintenance. The exact size and boundaries of the land to be conveyed shall be determined by the commissioner of capital asset management and maintenance, in consultation with the secretary of health and human services, the commissioner of mental health and Hospital Hill Development LLC, after completion of a survey.
     SECTION 2.  The commissioner of capital asset management and maintenance, acting in consultation with the commissioner of the department of mental health, shall prepare the necessary documents to convey the property described in section 1 to Hospital Hill Development LLC. Hospital Hill Development LLC shall be responsible for all costs including, without limitation, recording fees to effect the conveyance or lease authorized in section 1.

Approved, June 12, 2014.