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The 190th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CONVEYANCE OF A CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND IN THE TOWN OF GRAFTON FOR THE MASSACHUSETTS STATE POLICE MUSEUM AND LEARNING CENTER

     Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to provide forthwith for the conveyance of land for the Massachusetts State Police Museum and Learning Center, 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 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, for nominal consideration, in consultation with the department of state police, convey by deed all or a portion of a certain parcel of land and structure thereon located in the town of Grafton, containing approximately 5.2 acres, described in a deed recorded at the Worcester district registry of deeds in book 2527, page 177 and acquired for the construction of state police barracks, to the Massachusetts State Police Museum and Learning Center, Inc. for the public purpose of maintaining a Massachusetts state police museum and learning center. The exact boundaries of the parcel may be determined by the commissioner based upon a survey. A deed granted pursuant to this section shall provide for the continuance of an easement granted under section 4. 
     SECTION 2.  A deed conveyed pursuant to section 1 shall not be valid unless the deed provides that the property shall be used solely for an activity directly related to state police museum and learning center purposes. If the property ceases to be used for the purposes described herein, the commonwealth shall have a right of reversion and may exercise the right after the commonwealth: (i) provides the Massachusetts State Police Museum and Learning Center, Inc., with written notification and an opportunity to cure; and (ii) records a notice of the reversion in the Worcester district registry of deeds. If clauses (i) and (ii) are satisfied, the property shall revert to the commonwealth under the care, custody and control of the division of capital asset management and maintenance, in consultation with the department of state police.
     SECTION 3.  The Massachusetts State Police Museum and Learning Center, Inc., shall be responsible for the costs relating to the conveyance of the property pursuant to section 1 and for costs, liabilities or expenses for the development, improvement, maintenance and operation of the property. 
     SECTION 4.  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, for nominal consideration, grant a permanent easement over portions of the property described in section 1 to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation for the operation and maintenance of an antenna. The exact boundaries of the easement may be determined by the commissioner based upon a survey. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation shall be responsible for the costs associated with the grant of easement pursuant to this section and for costs, liabilities or expenses for the development, improvement, maintenance and operation of the portions of the property subject to the easement.

Approved, September 16, 2016