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  • Acts
  • 1998
  • Chapter 19 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE MEMBERSHIP OF FITNESS AND WELLNESS FACILITIES IN THE COMMONWEALTH.

Whereas , The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to make provisions forthwith for the membership of fitness and wellness facilities, 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 92A of chapter 272 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 1996 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the word "apply", in line 37, the following words:- to a place of exercise for the exclusive use of persons of the same sex which is a bona fide fitness facility established for the sole purpose of promoting and maintaining physical and mental health through physical exercise and instruction, if such facility does not receive funds from a government source, nor.

SECTION 2. The provisions of section 1 shall apply to all claims arising not earlier than three years before the effective date of this act which have not yet been filed, and to all other claims pending before the commission against discrimination or a court on the effective date of this act, including claims upon which final judgment or judgment after rescript has not entered or as to which a period to file an appeal, certiorari petition, petition for rehearing or similar motion has not expired on said effective date.

Approved February 6, 1998.