Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to give preference to nonprofit community organizations in the awarding of contracts for the operation of certain concessions at certain skating rinks, 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,
Notwithstanding the provisions of sections two B and two D of chapter one hundred and thirty-two A or sections thirty-three and forty-eight of chapter ninety-two of the General Laws or any other general or special law or rule or regulation to the contrary, the department of environmental management and the metropolitan district commission shall establish and promulgate rules and regulations which shall set reasonable minimum fees which shall be paid for the operation of concessions at skating rinks under their respective control. Said rules and regulations shall provide that any nonprofit youth hockey group or organization which submits a bid equal to or higher than such minimum fee shall be awarded the contract for the operation of that concession; provided, however, that if more than one such group or organization submits a bid equal to or higher than said minimum fee, the contract for the operation of the concession shall be awarded to the group or organization submitting the highest bid; and provided, further, that the Massachusetts commission for the blind does not intend to establish a vending facility at said site.