[ Text of section effective until January 1, 2013. Repealed by 2012, 165, Sec. 66. See 2012, 165, Sec. 137.]
Section 41C. Except as otherwise provided in section three of chapter two hundred and eleven, the commissioner of capital asset management and maintenance shall: (1) be responsible for the acquisition, control and disposition of court facilities on behalf of the commonwealth, in the manner and to the extent provided in this chapter for other real property of the commonwealth; (2) provide facilities for the trial court, the appeals court and the supreme judicial court; (3) be responsible for planning and budgeting for such court facilities in the manner and to the extent provided in this chapter and in chapter twenty-nine for capital facilities of state agencies; and (4) have jurisdiction over capital facility projects undertaken by the office of the chief justice of the trial court and the court administrator for such court facilities in the manner and to the extent provided in this chapter and in chapter one hundred and forty-nine for capital facility projects undertaken by state agencies. Notwithstanding any other general or special law to the contrary, all real property owned by the commonwealth for use as a courthouse, whenever such property was acquired, shall be held in the name of the commonwealth as provided in sections forty E and forty F, and the division of capital asset management and maintenance shall hold the deeds to all such property as provided in section forty K.
There shall be within the division of capital asset management and maintenance a director of court facilities. The director of court facilities shall be appointed by the commissioner of capital asset management and maintenance with the advice of the chief justice of the trial court and the court administrator and the approval of the commissioner of administration, and may be removed in like manner. Said position shall not be subject to section nine A of chapter thirty or chapter thirty-one. Said director shall have the qualifications deemed necessary by said commissioner. Said director shall perform such duties of said commissioner with respect to court facilities as said commissioner shall assign, including at least the duty to respond to any inquiry from a county, city or town or from the office of the chief justice of the trial court and the court administrator regarding court facilities.