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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT RELATIVE TO CLEAN ENERGY GENERATION AT THE ESSEX NORTH SHORE AGRICULTURAL AND TECHNICAL SCHOOL

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

Section 8 of chapter 463 of the acts of 2004 is hereby amended by adding the following paragraph:-

Notwithstanding the first paragraph of this section or any general or special law to the contrary, the school committee, with the approval of the commissioner of the division as lessor to the district, may, subject to chapter 30B of the General Laws, lease its interest in portions of the property for periods of up to 25 years if the leases are for the purpose of solar, wind, geothermal or any other renewable distributed energy resource and any associated storage system, which purpose shall be deemed to be related to the district’s mission. Any lease for solar, wind, geothermal or any other renewable distributed energy resource and any associated storage system shall be subject to review and comment by the inspector general prior to its execution.

Approved, August 7, 2020.