Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
Chapter 6 of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out section 15YY, inserted by chapter 356 of the acts of 1985, and inserting in place thereof the following section:-
Section 15YY. The governor shall annually issue a proclamation setting apart October ninth as Leif Ericson Day and recommending a period of special attention to the Norse explorer who ventured across uncharted waters in the year one thousand and three to the continent of North America, and whose courageous exploration recorded in the Icelandic sagas, led others to the shores of our country, and recommending that said day be observed in an appropriate manner by the people.