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  • Resolves
  • 2008
  • Chapter 5 RESOLVE PROVIDING FOR A PLAQUE AT THE STATE HOUSE TO HONOR THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF AFRICAN AMERICANS TO THE COMMONWEALTH

Resolved, That a special commission to make recommendations to the art commission relative to the placement of a plaque, mural or bust in an appropriate area in the state house to honor the contributions of African Americans to the commonwealth.  The special commission shall consist of 2 persons to be appointed by the president of the senate, 1 of whom shall serve as co-chair; 1 person to be appointed by the minority leader of the senate; 2 persons to be appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives, 1 of whom shall serve as co-chair; 1 person to be appointed by the minority leader of the house of representatives; and 5 persons to be appointed by the governor, 1 of whom shall be from a community-based art organization, 1 of whom shall be from the National Center of Afro-American Artists and 1 of whom shall be from the Museum of African American History.  The special commission shall make recommendations to the art commission as to the location, size and content of the plaque, mural or bust on or before July 27, 2009, and the superintendent of state office buildings shall, subject to the approval of the art commission pursuant to section 20 of chapter 6 of the General Laws, install and maintain the plaque, mural or bust.

Approved December 17, 2008.