AN ACT SUSPENDING CERTAIN CHILD LABOR LAWS.
Whereas , The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its
purpose, which is to suspend forthwith certain child labor laws, 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,
Notwithstanding sections 60,
86, 104 and 105 of chapter 149
of the General Laws,
the theatrical group Cirque du Soleil may employ children
under 16 years of age in any theatrical production performed in the
commonwealth, including employment as acrobats, contortionists or in any
feat of gymnastics, so long as each child performs in no more than 10 shows
per week and no more than 2 shows per day.
This act shall expire on September 17, 2001.