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 department of conservation and recreation, may authorize the assignment by the Amphibious Veterans of Massachusetts, Inc., or its successor, to the town of Hingham of a certain existing permanent easement on a portion of land located at the Hingham shipyard for the purpose of maintaining a monument honoring those who served on landing ship tanks as provided in chapter 343 of the acts of 1996 and that certain grant of easement, dated December 17, 1999 and filed as Document No. 459441 with the Plymouth registry district of the land court department and the town of Hingham may accept the assignment of easement.
SECTION 2. In consideration for the assignment of the easement, the town of Hingham shall manage, operate, repair, maintain and replace the monument in the easement area and shall have access thereto at reasonable times.
SECTION 3. The town of Hingham shall be responsible for all costs and expenses including, but not limited to, costs associated with any engineering, surveys and document preparation related to the grant of easements authorized in section 1 as the costs may be determined by the commissioner.
SECTION 4. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation shall dedicate the intermodal center located at the Hingham Shipyard in honor of Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Herbert L. Foss. The department shall erect and maintain suitable markers bearing that designation in compliance with department regulations.
Approved, August 8, 2014.