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The 189th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE ANNUAL OBSERVANCE OF THE MONTH OF MARCH AS IRISH-AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH.

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


Chapter 6 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 15EEEE, inserted by chapter 97 of the acts of 1999, the following section:-

Section 15FFFF. The governor shall annually issue a proclamation setting apart the month of March as Irish-American Heritage Month, in recognition of the significant contributions Irish-Americans have made to the commonwealth and to the United States. The governor may include such contributions as he shall see fit in such proclamation, after consultation with Irish-American groups, and shall recommend that said month be observed in an appropriate manner by the people.

Approved March 16, 2000.