Chapter 31: STATE HOUSE AND CAPITOL PARK COMMISSION
§902. Duties of the commission
The commission, with the assistance of the Executive Director of the Legislative Council, shall develop and commend a plan
for the preservation and development of the aesthetic and historical integrity of the State House and the grounds specified
in section 902-A, subsection 2. By April 1, 1990, the commission shall submit an interim report indicating its progress on
the plan to the Legislative Council and the Governor. Upon receipt of the commission's completed plan, the Legislative Council
may submit the plan to the Legislature for adoption and enactment as the official state plan for the preservation and development
of the aesthetic and historical integrity of the State House. From time to time the commission may submit additional amendments
for inclusion in the plan which may be submitted to the Legislative Council for adoption and enactment by the Legislature.
2003, c. 316, §1 (AMD)
1-A.Living memorial garden.
The commission shall arrange for and oversee the development and maintenance of a living memorial garden in Capitol Park,
the design of which must be consistent with the plan for the garden and double rows of trees developed for the commission
in 2002 by Pressley Associates, Inc. Development of the living memorial garden is subject to available funding. The commission
may seek and accept funds from private and public sources, including the Percent for Art Program, for the development and
maintenance of the garden.
2003, c. 316, §2 (NEW)
The commission shall conduct research into the history of the State House, the results of which will guide the commission
and the Legislative Council in the preservation and development of the building's aesthetic and historical integrity. The
commission shall publish and distribute this research to enhance public understanding and appreciation of the State House.
1989, c. 410, §10 (RPR)
The commission may make recommendations to the Legislative Council to enter into contracts with individuals or organizations
and institutions for services to further the objectives of this chapter, including architectural, aesthetic and decorative
additions or changes, in conformance with the plan adopted by the Legislative Council.
1989, c. 410, §10 (RPR)
1989, c. 410, §10 (RP)
1987, c. 816, §EE1 (NEW).
1989, c. 410, §10 (RPR).
2003, c. 316, §§1,2 (AMD).
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