Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to immediately designate December twentieth as Samuel Slater Day, 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,
Chapter 6 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 15 OOO, inserted by chapter of the acts of 1990, the following section:-
Section 15PPP. The governor shall annually issue a proclamation setting apart December twentieth as Samuel Slater Day, in recognition of the beginning of America's Industrial Revolution along the banks of the Blackstone River where Samuel Slater established his first mill and later relocated and established the town of Webster, and in further recognition of the contribution of countless working men and women to America's national greatness, and recommending that said day be observed in an appropriate manner by the people.