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The 190th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT FURTHER REGULATING THE DISPOSITION OF A CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND IN THE TOWN OF BELCHERTOWN.

      Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to further regulate forthwith the disposition of a certain parcel of land in the town of Belchertown, 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 7 of chapter 67 of the acts of 2011 is hereby amended by adding the following subsection:-
      (k)  Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, prior to offering the property described in clause (1) of subsection (b) for disposition, the commissioner shall notify the town of Belchertown in writing of its intention to dispose of the property and shall offer to sell, lease for terms of up to 99 years, including all renewals and extensions, or otherwise grant, convey or transfer to the town an interest in said property, or portion thereof, and shall enter into negotiations with the town to sell, lease for terms up to 99 years, including all renewals and extensions, or otherwise grant, convey or transfer to the town an interest in the property or any  portion thereof if the commissioner receives written notice from the town of an interest in the property or any portion thereof within 120 days after the date on which the town received written notice from the commissioner.

Approved, July 7, 2016.