SECTION 1. Section 6 of Chapter 23D of the general laws is hereby amended by adding the following:- Within seven days of signaling intent to sell or transfer ownership of any business corporation or plant within the domain of said business corporation, the president or chief executive officer of said business corporation must notify its employees in writing that they are eligible to purchase or bid on said business corporation through a cooperative or employee stock ownership program, and provide information to contact the Office of Employee Involvement and Ownership. Such notice must be displayed in a prominent common area of the facility or facilities affected by said potential sale. The employees of any business corporation whose president, chief executive officer, or principal owners have signaled an intent to sell or transfer ownership of said business corporation or plant within the domain of said business corporation shall have the right of first refusal in bidding to purchase said business corporation through a cooperative or employee stock ownership program.
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