Session Law

2014

Jump to:

Chapter 238 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CONVEYANCE OF A CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND IN THE CITY OF HOLYOKE

     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 in the city of Holyoke, 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 any general or special law to the contrary, the commissioner of capital asset management and maintenance may convey to Edward Moriarty, a .091 acre parcel of land located on Fairmont street in the city of Holyoke identified as parcel ID 153-00-005 by the city of Holyoke assessors’ office, being a parcel or section thereof taken by the commonwealth for the purpose of giving the Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke access to Fairmont street as described in an order of taking dated November 27, 1951, and recorded with the Hampden registry of deeds in book 2150, page 171. The exact boundaries of the parcel shall be determined by the commissioner of capital asset management and maintenance, in consultation with the secretary of health and human services, after completion of a survey. The consideration for the conveyance shall be the full and fair market value of the parcel as determined by the commissioner of capital asset management and maintenance pursuant to independent professional appraisals. The parcel shall be conveyed by deed without warranties or representations by the commonwealth.
     SECTION 2.  Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the inspector general shall review and approve any appraisals required pursuant to section 1. The inspector general shall prepare a report of the review of the methodology utilized for the appraisals and shall file the report with the state secretary, the house and senate committees on ways and means and the house and senate committees on bonding, capital expenditures and state assets.  The commissioner of capital asset management and maintenance shall, 30 days before the execution of the conveyance authorized by this act or any subsequent amendment thereto submit the proposed conveyance or amendment and a report thereon to the inspector general for the inspector general’s review and comment. The inspector general shall provide the report and comment within 15 days of receipt of the proposed conveyance or amendment. The commissioner shall submit the proposed conveyance or amendment and the reports and the comments of the inspector general, if any, to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on state administration and regulatory oversight at least 15 days before execution of the conveyance.
     SECTION 3.  Edward Moriarty shall be responsible for all costs and expenses, including but not limited to, costs associated with any engineering, surveys, appraisals and deed preparation related to the conveyance authorized in this act as such costs may be determined by the commissioner of capital asset management and maintenance.

Approved, August 6, 2014.