AN ACT RELATIVE TO CERTAIN CHILD PERFORMERS.
, 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
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
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
This act shall expire on September 30, 2002.