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The 190th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 14: Withdrawal of compacting state from compact

Section 14. (a) Once effective, the compact shall continue in force and remain binding upon each compacting state but a compacting state may withdraw from the compact by repealing the statute which enacted the compact into law in such state.

(b) The effective date of withdrawal shall be the effective date of the repeal.

(c) The withdrawing state shall immediately notify the chairperson of the interstate commission, in writing, upon the introduction of legislation repealing the compact in the withdrawing state. The interstate commission shall notify the other compacting states of the withdrawing state's intent to withdraw within 60 days of its receipt thereof.

(d) The withdrawing state shall be responsible for all assessments, obligations and liabilities incurred through the effective date of withdrawal, including any obligations, the performance of which extend beyond the effective date of withdrawal.

(e) Reinstatement following withdrawal of any compacting state shall occur upon the withdrawing state reenacting the compact or upon such later date as determined by the interstate commission.