There shall be a commission to evaluate and make recommendations on an equitable method for awarding funding for the upkeep, maintenance or repair of veteran or war memorials within the commonwealth. The commission shall be known as the Massachusetts Veteran and War Memorials Commission.
The commission shall consist of 5 members: 1 of whom shall be appointed by the governor, who shall serve as chair; 1 of whom shall be appointed by the president of the senate; 1 of whom shall be appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives; the adjutant general of the national guard, or a designee; and the secretary of the department of veterans' services, or a designee. Members of the commission shall not receive compensation for their services. No designee shall be a member of the legislature.
The commission shall report its recommendations to the department of veterans' services and the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than March 1, 2013. This report shall not affect funding for war memorials in fiscal year 2013.