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The 193rd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT DISSOLVING THE HAMPSHIRE COUNTY REGIONAL HOUSING AUTHORITY AND INCORPORATING ITS FUNCTIONS INTO THE NORTHAMPTON HOUSING AUTHORITY

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 3A of chapter 121B of the General Laws or any other general or special law, rule or regulation to the contrary, the Hampshire county regional housing authority, established under chapter 419 of the acts of 1976, shall be dissolved and shall not be continued as a body corporate after the effective date of this act. All monies and personal and real property interests, powers and obligations held by the Hampshire county regional housing authority shall be transferred to the Northampton housing authority. No approval from the executive office of housing and livable communities or any other state agency shall be necessary to effectuate this act.

SECTION 2. The Northampton housing authority shall execute and deliver a certificate, in a form suitable for recording, referencing the passage of this act along with a copy of said act and the register of deeds for Hampshire county shall make a marginal reference to the certificate upon the record of all applicable deeds for real property previously owned by the Hampshire county regional housing authority, as provided in summary format by the Northampton housing authority. The Northampton housing authority shall also file said certificate and a copy of this act with the land court department, which shall issue a certificate of title to the Northampton housing authority for any registered land previously owned by the Hampshire county regional housing authority.

SECTION 3. All members of the Hampshire county regional housing authority as of the effective date of this act shall immediately transfer all files, legal and financial records or other materials belonging to the Hampshire county regional housing authority to the Northampton housing authority. Such files, records and materials shall include any such items held by consultants or legal counsel on behalf of the Hampshire county regional housing authority, without reservation.

Approved, February 29, 2024.