AN ACT AUTHORIZING A CERTAIN JUDICIAL LEAVE OF ABSENCE.
, The deferred operation of this act would
tend to defeat its purpose, which is to
authorize forthwith a judicial leave of absence,
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,
Notwithstanding section 17 of chapter 211A of the General Laws or any other
general or special law to the contrary, the period during which Justice Phillip
Rapoza, associate justice of the appeals court, may take a leave of absence to
serve as a judge on the special panels for serious crimes in East Timor,
established pursuant to regulations authorized by special resolution of the
United Nations Security Council, is hereby extended until August
31, 2005. All other provisions and requirements of said section 17 shall apply
to such leave of absence.