SECTION 1. Notwithstanding any other general or special law to the contrary, any compact entered into by the commonwealth with one or more states, on or after July 1, 2019, must be presented to the General Court by the governor. The governor may prepare a summary of a proposed compact to the General Court, together with a message in explanation thereof.
SECTION 2. (a) Such governor’s message shall be referred to an appropriate committee, to be determined by the Clerks of the Senate and the House of Representatives, with the approval of the President and Speaker, which committee shall not later than 20 days after the date of the Governor's message hold a public hearing thereon and shall not later than 10 days after such hearing report that it approves or disapproves such proposed compact and the governor may take any action deemed necessary with respect to such proposed compact upon expiration of the 90 calendar days next following its presentation by the governor to the general court, unless disapproved by a majority vote of the members of either of the two branches of the General Court present and voting. If disapproved by such majority vote, the governor shall not enter into such proposed compact.
(b) After its presentation by the governor to the general court, no such proposed compact shall be subject to amendment by the general court before expiration of such 90 days.
(c) Such plan may provide for its taking effect on any date after expiration of such 90 days.
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