Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to immediately regulate the school building assistance program, 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 20 of chapter 645 of the acts of 1948, as appearing in section 2 of chapter 746 of the acts of 1987, is hereby amended by adding the following paragraph:-
The provisions of the last sentence of section four shall not apply to any capital construction project for which a city, town, or regional school district has solicited construction bids on or before November fifteenth, nineteen hundred and eighty-eight; provided, however, that all documents required to be submitted in connection with such capital construction projects pursuant to the applicable regulations shall be on file with the board before such construction is undertaken; and provided, further, that notwithstanding the provisions of section thirteen, in the case of any such approved capital construction project on which construction is undertaken prior to board approval, payments for said project shall begin in the fiscal year next following the fiscal year in which the project receives board approval.