Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to immediately provide bullet proof vests, 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,
Item 8100-8958 in section 2C of chapter 85 of the acts of 1994 is hereby amended by striking out the wording and inserting in place thereof the following wording:-
For a grant program to provide bullet proof vests, so-called, to police officers subject to the provisions of section ninety-six B of chapter forty-one of the General Laws, full time sworn personnel of the department of state police and certain personnel of other agencies within the executive office of public safety as determined by the secretary of public safety to be administered by the executive office of public safety; provided, further, that all bullet proof vests purchased from this item shall meet or exceed the current national institute of justice standards for type two, two A or three A police body armor; provided, further, that each officer receiving a bullet proof vest attend a mandatory education and training session to be conducted by the executive office of public safety in conjunction with the department of state police and the criminal justice training council; and provided, further, that reimbursement shall be made available from the grant program to any municipal police department which had purchased such bullet proof vests after January first, nineteen hundred and ninety-four upon written proof of purchase.