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The 190th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE DIVISION OF CAPITAL ASSET MANAGEMENT AND MAINTENANCE TO CONVEY CERTAIN PARCELS OF LAND IN THE TOWN OF FRAMINGHAM.

      Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to authorize forthwith the division of capital asset management and maintenance to sell or lease certain parcels of land in the town of Framingham, 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:
      (a)  Notwithstanding sections 32 to 37, 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 may sell, lease for terms of up to 99 years, including all renewals and extensions, or otherwise grant, convey or transfer to purchasers or lessees an interest in the parcels of land located at 8 Leland street and 364 Irving street in the town of Framingham which were conveyed to the commonwealth by a deed recorded in the Middlesex south district registry of deeds in book 1875, page 159 on October 25, 1888.  The commissioner shall dispose of each parcel or portion thereof using appropriate competitive bidding processes and procedures. At least 30 days before the date on which bids, proposals or other offers to purchase or lease a parcel or any portion thereof are due, the commissioner shall place a notice in the central register published by the state secretary pursuant to section 20A of chapter 9 of the General Laws stating the availability of the parcel, the nature of the competitive bidding process and other information that the commissioner considers relevant, including the time, place and manner for the submission of bids and proposals and for the opening of the bids or proposals.   The exact boundaries of the parcels may be determined by the commissioner of capital asset management and maintenance after completion of a survey.
      (b)  Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the grantee or lessee of a parcel of land or portion thereof identified in subsection (a) shall be responsible for all costs and expenses including, but not limited to, costs associated with any engineering, surveys, historical reviews, appraisals and deed preparation related to the conveyances and transfers authorized in this act as such costs may be determined by the commissioner of capital asset management and maintenance.
      (c)  The commissioner of capital asset management and maintenance may retain or grant rights of way or easements for access, egress, utilities and drainage across any of the parcels in this act and across other commonwealth property contiguous to any of the parcels as the commissioner considers necessary and appropriate to carry out this act.
      (d)  No agreement for the sale, lease, transfer or other disposition of a parcel of land identified in subsection (a) and no deed executed by or on behalf of the commonwealth shall be valid unless the agreement or deed contains the following certification, signed by the commissioner of capital asset management and maintenance: “I, the undersigned commissioner of capital asset management and maintenance, hereby certify under penalties of perjury that I have fully complied with the relevant provisions of chapter ___ of the acts of 2016 in connection with the property described in this document.”
      (e)  The parcels described in subsection (a) shall be conveyed or leased without warranties or representations by the commonwealth.

Approved, July 14, 2016.