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The 192nd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE TERMS OF CERTAIN BONDS TO BE ISSUED BY THE COMMONWEALTH

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to provide for the terms of certain bonds to be issued by the commonwealth, 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. Section 42 of chapter 383 of the acts of 2020 is hereby amended by striking out the words “section 16”, each time they appear, and inserting in place thereof, in each instance, the following words:- section 34.

SECTION 2. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the bonds that the state treasurer may issue pursuant to section 7 of chapter 233 of the acts of 2008, as amended by section 17 of chapter 383 of the acts of 2020, shall be issued for a term not to exceed 15 years. All such bonds shall be payable not later than June 30, 2039, as recommended by the governor in a message to the general court dated January 21, 2021 under section 3 of Article LXII of the Amendments to the Constitution.

SECTION 3. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the bonds that the state treasurer may issue pursuant to section 8 of chapter 233 of the acts of 2008, as amended by section 18 of chapter 383 of the acts of 2020, shall be issued for a term not to exceed 30 years. All such bonds shall be payable not later than June 30, 2054, as recommended by the governor in a message to the general court dated January 21, 2021 under section 3 of Article LXII of the Amendments to the Constitution.

SECTION 4. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the bonds that the state treasurer may issue pursuant to section 20 of chapter 79 of the acts of 2014, as amended by section 19 of chapter 383 of the acts of 2020, shall be issued for a term not to exceed 30 years. All such bonds shall be payable not later than June 30, 2054, as recommended by the governor in a message to the general court dated January 21, 2021 under section 3 of Article LXII of the Amendments to the Constitution.

SECTION 5. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the bonds that the state treasurer may issue pursuant to section 96 of chapter 358 of the acts of 2020 shall be issued for a term not to exceed 30 years. All such bonds shall be payable not later than June 30, 2056, as recommended by the governor in a message to the general court dated January 21, 2021 under section 3 of Article LXII of the Amendments to the Constitution.

SECTION 6. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the bonds that the state treasurer may issue pursuant to section 97 of chapter 358 of the acts of 2020 shall be issued for a term not to exceed 30 years. All such bonds shall be payable not later than June 30, 2056, as recommended by the governor in a message to the general court dated January 21, 2021 under section 3 of Article LXII of the Amendments to the Constitution.

SECTION 7. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the bonds that the state treasurer may issue pursuant to section 32 of chapter 383 of the acts of 2020 shall be issued for a term not to exceed 30 years. All such bonds shall be payable not later than June 30, 2060, as recommended by the governor in a message to the general court dated January 21, 2021 under section 3 of Article LXII of the Amendments to the Constitution.

SECTION 8. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the bonds that the state treasurer may issue pursuant to section 33 of chapter 383 of the acts of 2020 shall be issued for a term not to exceed 30 years. All such bonds shall be payable not later than June 30, 2060, as recommended by the governor in a message to the general court dated January 21, 2021 under section 3 of Article LXII of the Amendments to the Constitution.

SECTION 9. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the bonds that the state treasurer may issue pursuant to section 34 of chapter 383 of the acts of 2020 shall be issued for a term not to exceed 20 years. All such bonds shall be payable not later than June 30, 2050, as recommended by the governor in a message to the general court dated January 21, 2021 under section 3 of Article LXII of the Amendments to the Constitution.

SECTION 10. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the bonds that the state treasurer may issue pursuant to section 35 of chapter 383 of the acts of 2020 shall be issued for a term not to exceed 20 years. All such bonds shall be payable not later than June 30, 2050, as recommended by the governor in a message to the general court dated January 21, 2021 under section 3 of Article LXII of the Amendments to the Constitution.

SECTION 11. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the bonds that the state treasurer may issue pursuant to section 36 of chapter 383 of the acts of 2020 shall be issued for a term not to exceed 30 years. All such bonds shall be payable not later than June 30, 2060, as recommended by the governor in a message to the general court dated January 21, 2021 under section 3 of Article LXII of the Amendments to the Constitution.

SECTION 12. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the bonds that the state treasurer may issue pursuant to section 37 of chapter 383 of the acts of 2020 shall be issued for a term not to exceed 20 years. All such bonds shall be payable not later than June 30, 2050, as recommended by the governor in a message to the general court dated January 21, 2021 under section 3 of Article LXII of the Amendments to the Constitution.

SECTION 13. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the bonds that the state treasurer may issue pursuant to section 38 of chapter 383 of the acts of 2020 shall be issued for a term not to exceed 10 years. All such bonds shall be payable not later than June 30, 2040, as recommended by the governor in a message to the general court dated January 21, 2021 under section 3 of Article LXII of the Amendments to the Constitution.

SECTION 14. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the bonds that the state treasurer may issue pursuant to section 39 of chapter 383 of the acts of 2020 shall be issued for a term not to exceed 5 years. All such bonds shall be payable not later than June 30, 2035, as recommended by the governor in a message to the general court dated January 21, 2021 under section 3 of Article LXII of the Amendments to the Constitution.

SECTION 15. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the bonds that the state treasurer may issue pursuant to section 40 of chapter 383 of the acts of 2020 shall be issued for a term not to exceed 10 years. All such bonds shall be payable not later than June 30, 2040, as recommended by the governor in a message to the general court dated January 21, 2021 under section 3 of Article LXII of the Amendments to the Constitution.

Approved, March 10, 2021.