Whereas , The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is forthwith to make certain corrective changes to the general appropriation act for fiscal year 2000, 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 3 of chapter 127 of the acts of 1999 is hereby amended by inserting after the line "MENDON UPTON 4,416,339 136,026" the following four lines:-
SECTION 2. Section 23 of said chapter 127 is hereby amended by striking out the definition of "Dedicated sales tax revenue amount" and inserting in place thereof the following definition:-
"Dedicated sales tax revenue amount", all monies received by the commonwealth equal to 1 per cent of the gross receipts of a sale as defined by the provisions of chapter 64H and 1 per cent of the sales price of a purchase as defined by the provisions of chapter 64I from that portion of the taxes imposed under the provisions of said chapters 64H and 64I as excises upon the sale and use at retail of tangible property or of services, and upon the storage, use or other consumption of tangible property or of services, including interest thereon or penalties but not including any portion of such taxes imposed on the sale of meals as defined in paragraph (h) of section 6 of said chapter 64H.
SECTION 3. Section 1 shall take effect as of July 1, 1999.