Amendment #1 to H3160

Technical Amendment

Mr. Parisella of Beverly moves to amend the bill by striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting in place thereof the following:-             

“SECTION 1. Section 45 of chapter 53 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2014 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “statement”, in line 15, the following words:- ; provided that, if the candidate wishes to have the word “Veteran” included on the ballot in the same space as the candidate’s name, pursuant to section 41 of chapter 54, the candidate shall make such a request.

SECTION 2.The third paragraph of section 41 of chapter 54 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by adding the following sentence:- To the name of each candidate for state, city or town office who is a veteran, as defined in section 1 of chapter 31, the word “Veteran” shall be added in the same space, if the candidate so requests, pursuant to section 45 of chapter 53.”; and by inserting before the enacting clause the following emergency preamble:-

“Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to establish forthwith a veteran designation on ballots, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.”.