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  • Acts
  • 1997
  • Chapter 78 AN ACT RENAMING NORTH ADAMS STATE COLLEGE THE MASSACHUSETTS COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS.

Whereas , The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is immediately to rename North Adams state college as the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, 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, as follows:


SECTION 1. Section 5 of chapter 15A of the General Laws, as appearing in the 1996 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 7, the words "North Adams State College" and inserting in place thereof the following words:- Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.

SECTION 2. Section 2 of chapter 73 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 2, the words "state college at North Adams", and inserting in place thereof the following words:- Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.

SECTION 3. Section 19 of said chapter 73, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 4, the words "North Adams State College" and inserting in place thereof the following words:- Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.

SECTION 4. There shall be a moratorium on any further name changes within the state college system until the board of higher education reviews the system wide impacts of its action agenda and policy initiatives on the public state colleges. The board of higher education shall report its findings and recommendations to the joint standing committee on education, arts and humanities not later than June 30, 1998.

Approved August 20, 1997.