Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to immediately regulate the procedures for the appearance of children in certain custody proceedings outside the commonwealth, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
Section 11 of chapter 209B of the General Laws, as appearing in the 1984 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following paragraph:-
Notwithstanding any provision of this chapter to the contrary, no child shall be ordered or compelled to appear or attend such proceeding in another state when, after a hearing a judge makes a finding that there is probable cause to believe that such child may be placed in jeopardy or exposed to risk of mental or physical harm by such return to said other state.