Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to immediately restore to the state ethics commission jurisdiction which was inadvertently changed by chapter five hundred and fifty-seven of the acts of nineteen hundred and eighty-six, 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. Section 3 of chapter 268B of the General Laws, as most recently amended by section 194 of chapter 557 of the acts of 1986, is hereby further amended by striking out clause (i) and inserting in place thereof the following clause:-
(i) act as the primary civil enforcement agency for violations of all sections of chapter two hundred and sixty-eight A and of this chapter.
SECTION 2. This act shall apply to all complaints, inquiries, investigations and adjudicatory proceedings which were pending before the state ethics commission as of July ninth, nineteen hundred and eighty-five, or which were filed or initiated after such date, except for violations of section twenty-three of chapter two hundred and sixty-eight A of the General Laws. With respect to violations of said section twenty-three, this act shall apply to any such violation occurring on or after April eighth, nineteen hundred and eighty-six.