Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to grant to the Master, Wardens and Members of the Grand Lodge of Masons in Massachusetts an immediate extension of its authority to hold additional funds and property, 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,
Chapter 23 of the special acts of 1916 is hereby amended by striking out section 1, as amended by chapter 188 of the acts of 1965, and inserting in place thereof the following section:-
Section 1. The Master, Wardens and Members of the Grand Lodge of Masons in Massachusetts may hold real and personal estate such as may be deposited with or received by the corporation.