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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF MARION TO GRANT AN EASEMENT ON BIRD ISLAND TO THE DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME FOR NATURAL RESOURCE PURPOSES.

     Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to immediately authorize the town of Marion to grant an easement over a certain parcel of land to the department of fish and game, 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 chapter 30B of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, the town of Marion may convey by deed an easement in perpetuity over the entire land known as Bird Island in Buzzards Bay in the town of Marion for natural resources management and protection purposes to the department of fish and game, its representatives, agents, contractors, invitees, successors and assigns, as more particularly shown on a plan of land dated December 2014 on file with the department entitled, "Water Resources Development Project, Section 206, Bird Island Restoration, Marion, MA, Real Estate Plan."
     SECTION 2.  The department of fish and game shall submit an appraisal of the easement described in section 1 and a report thereon to the inspector general for the inspector general’s review and comment.   The inspector general shall prepare a report of the review of the methodology used for the appraisal and shall file the report with the commissioner of fish and game, the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on bonding, capital expenditures and state assets.

Approved, August 5, 2015.