Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. To provide for certain unanticipated obligations of the commonwealth, the sums set forth in section two shall be appropriated from the commonwealth economic development fund as established by section three hundred and one of chapter thirty-eight of the acts of nineteen hundred and ninety-five, and shall be for the several purposes and subject to the conditions specified herein and subject to the provisions of law regulating the disbursement of public funds and the conditions pertaining to appropriations in chapter thirty-eight of the acts of nineteen hundred and ninety-five for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and ninety-six.
SECTION 2. `tm;keep=no `tcol=6,B4;c1=1,9,tu,T;c2=1,78,tuc;c3=1,78,tuc;c4=12,53,tfh1;c5=16,49,tu;c6=66,13,tur `tc3 EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF ECONOMIC AFFAIRS. `tc2 Department of Employment and Training. `tc1 9081-0396 `tc4 For a reserve for special, nonrecurring payments to certain employees of Malden Mills Industries, Inc. and other businesses that suffered substantial physical damage or were destroyed as a result of the fire at said Malden Mills Industries, Inc. occurring on December eleventh, nineteen hundred and ninety-five; provided, that notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, any employee of said Malden Mills Industries, Inc. or such other business who, as a direct result of the fire at said Malden Mills Industries, Inc. during said week, is unemployed during the week ending December sixteenth, nineteen hundred and ninety-five and suffers a loss of wages for said week or any of the subsequent four weeks or is required by the provisions of chapter one hundred and fifty-one A of the General Laws to serve, within sixty days of said fire, a waiting period during a claim for unemployment benefits, shall be eligible to receive an emergency assistance benefit in the amount of three hundred dollars; provided, further, that the employee has filed a claim for such assistance in such manner and at such time or times as the commissioner of the department of employment and training shall prescribe; and provided, further, that said commissioner shall seek from the United States Secretary of Labor a waiver of the said waiting period or reimbursement from federal funds for the cost of said emergency assistance benefits `tc6 $1,000,000 `tc5 Commonwealth Economic Development Fund 100.0% `tcol;end
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage.