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The 192nd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts


Whereas , The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to grant a specific exemption forthwith to certain child performers, 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. Notwithstanding sections 60, 86, 104 and 105 of chapter 149 of the General Laws, the theatrical group Cirque de 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 no more than 10 shows per week and no more than 2 shows per day.

SECTION 2. This act shall expire on September 30, 2002.

Approved July 18, 2002.