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1998

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Chapter 170 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR GENDER NEUTRALITY IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF STATUTES.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:


Section 6 of chapter 4 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 1996 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out clause Fourth and inserting in place thereof the following clause:-

Fourth, Words importing the singular number may extend and be applied to several persons or things, words importing the plural number may include the singular, and words of one gender may be construed to include the other gender and the neuter.

Approved July 10, 1998.

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