2019 Massachusetts General Laws
Part I - Administration of the Government
Title XXII - Corporations
Chapter 161 - Street Railways
Section 144 - Preliminary Agreements
Section 144. A city, by vote of its city council, subject to the provisions of its charter, or a town by vote of its board of selectmen, may make preliminary agreements with one or more companies operating within its territory for the lease or purchase and operation of the properties of said company. For the purposes of this section, a company shall act by a majority of its board of directors.