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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF MEDFIELD TO ENTER INTO A LONG-TERM LEASE FOR AN ARTS AND CULTURAL CENTER

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 section 3 of chapter 40 of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, the town of Medfield, acting by and through its board of selectmen, may lease a portion of town-owned land at the former Medfield state hospital, consisting of the 2 buildings formerly known as Lee Chapel and the Infirmary Building and only the adjacent land on the developed campus of the former Medfield state hospital, not to include any land previously authorized or directed to be transferred or dedicated as open space, recreation, agriculture or conservation land in any other general or special law affecting the Medfield state hospital holdings, to a public or private entity for up to 99 years, upon such terms and conditions as the board of selectmen determine to be in the town's interests, for the purpose of developing and operating an arts and cultural center.

SECTION 2.  Notwithstanding section 16 of chapter 30B of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, but subject to subsections (a), (b) and (g) of said section 16 of said chapter 30B, the town of Medfield, acting by and through its board of selectmen, may enter into a lease, as authorized by section 1, with Cultural Alliance of Medfield, Inc., a non-profit corporation.

SECTION 3.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved, July 26, 2019.