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  • Acts
  • 2000
  • Chapter 94 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE ANNUAL OBSERVANCE OF THE MONTH OF JUNE AS PORTUGUESE-AMERICAN MONTH.

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 June as Portuguese-American Month, 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:

Chapter 6 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 15FFFF, inserted by chapter 42 of the acts of 2000, the following section:-

Section 15GGGG. The governor shall annually issue a proclamation setting apart the month of June as Portuguese-American Month, in recognition of the significant contributions Portuguese-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 Portuguese-American groups, and shall recommend that said month be observed in an appropriate manner by the people.

Approved June 2, 2000.