Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to immediately authorize the commissioner of labor and industries to suspend the operation of certain labor laws, 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,
SECTION 1. The commissioner of labor and industries is hereby authorized, in conformity with Article XX of Part the First of the Constitution of the Commonwealth, to suspend until July first, nineteen hundred and ninety the application or operation of any provision of chapter one hundred and forty-nine of the General Laws or any rule or regulation made thereunder, regulating, limiting or prohibiting the employment of persons, or of minors over the age of sixteen, or both. The commissioner shall exercise this authority when he finds, after opportunity has been given to interested parties to be heard, that an emergency exists or that conditions of hardship in an industry, branch of an industry, or individual establishment require or justify the suspension of any provision of such laws, rules or regulations. Suspensions issued by the commissioner shall prescribe, and may be either granted or limited to, one or more particular departments, operations or occupations within an establishment or a particular industry or branch of an industry. The commissioner shall appoint industry advisory committees, on which employers and employees shall be equally represented, to consult and advise with him in matters relating to the suspension authorized by this act.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect as of July first, nineteen hundred and eighty-five.