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The 193rd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Bill HD.4641 191st (2019 - 2020)

An Act providing for the annual observance of Sikh Holidays

By Representatives Vega of Holyoke and Barber of Somerville, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Aaron Vega, Christine P. Barber and others for the issuance of an annual proclamation by the Governor setting apart the month of April as Sikh appreciation month and to designate November 12 as world equality day. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.

Bill Information

Aaron Vega , Christine P. Barber

Emergency Preamble

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to to establish forthwith the annual observance of Sikh Appreciation Month and of World Equality Day, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.


Name District/Address
Aaron Vega 5th Hampden
Christine P. Barber 34th Middlesex
Denise Provost 27th Middlesex
Sal N. DiDomenico Middlesex and Suffolk
David Paul Linsky 5th Middlesex
Maria Duaime Robinson 6th Middlesex
Alan Silvia 7th Bristol
Kay Khan 11th Middlesex
Carolyn C. Dykema 8th Middlesex
Hannah Kane 11th Worcester
Joseph W. McGonagle, Jr. 28th Middlesex
Lori A. Ehrlich 8th Essex
Jay D. Livingstone 8th Suffolk
Ruth B. Balser 12th Middlesex
James M. Kelcourse 1st Essex
Ann-Margaret Ferrante 5th Essex
Patricia D. Jehlen Second Middlesex
James B. Eldridge Middlesex and Worcester
Tram T. Nguyen 18th Essex
David Allen Robertson 19th Middlesex
David Henry Argosky LeBoeuf 17th Worcester
John C. Velis 4th Hampden
James K. Hawkins 2nd Bristol
Julian Cyr Cape and Islands
Susan Williams Gifford 2nd Plymouth

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