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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT DESIGNATING THE MONTH OF MARCH AS MASSACHUSETTS MAPLE MONTH

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to forthwith set apart the month of March as Massachusetts Maple Month, 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:

Chapter 6 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 15FFFFFF the following section:-

Section 15GGGGGG. The governor shall annually issue a proclamation setting apart the month of March as Massachusetts Maple Month in recognition of the vital role maple sugaring plays in the agriculture industry, as well as the culture, heritage and economy of the commonwealth. The proclamation shall commend the maple syrup producers that create a natural native sweetener and a versatile ingredient that adds unique flavor enhancing qualities to many dishes and shall recommend that the month be observed in an appropriate manner by the people. 

 

Approved, March 8, 2018