Whereas , The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to provide forthwith for the annual observance of the month of October as Italian-American Heritage Month, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.
Chapter 6 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 15DDDD the following section:-
Section 15EEEE. The governor shall annually issue a proclamation setting apart the month of October as Italian-American Heritage Month, in recognition of the significant contributions Italian-Americans have made to the commonwealth and to the United States and recommending that said month be observed in an appropriate manner by the people. After consultation with Italian-American groups, the governor may include in the proclamation such contributions as he shall see fit.