Whereas , The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to make forthwith certain changes in state finances, 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, as follows:
SECTION 1. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, for the purposes of section 5C of chapter 29 of the General Laws for fiscal year 2003 the definition of "consolidated net surplus in the operating funds", as defined in section 1 of said chapter 29, shall be the definition used in fiscal year 2002.
SECTION 2. Section 179 of chapter 184 of the acts of 2002 is hereby amended by striking out the word "July" and inserting in place thereof the following word:- August.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect as of June 30, 2003.