AN ACT EXTENDING THE TIME FOR SUBMITTING NOMINATION PAPERS FOR CERTAIN STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICTS IN THE YEAR 2004.
Whereas , The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to extend forthwith the time for nomination papers to be submitted in certain districts for the office of state representative in the general court for the year 2004, 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:
Notwithstanding sections 7 and 46 of chapter 53 of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, in the year 2004, nomination papers for the office of representative in the general court in the First Suffolk, Second Suffolk, Third Suffolk, Fourth Suffolk, Fifth Suffolk, Sixth Suffolk, Seventh Suffolk, Eighth Suffolk, Ninth Suffolk, Tenth Suffolk, Eleventh Suffolk, Twelfth Suffolk, Thirteenth Suffolk, Fourteenth Suffolk, Fifteenth Suffolk, Seventeenth Suffolk and Eighteenth Suffolk districts and any other district affected by the remedial redistricting plan approved by the United States District Court in the case of Black Political Task Force, et al v. William Francis Galvin, C.A. #20-11190-DPW , shall be submitted to the registrars of voters where the signers appear to be voters on or before 5:00 of the fourteenth day preceding the date on which they shall be filed with the state secretary.