AN ACT EXTENDING THE SERVICE OF THE INCUMBENT ADJUTANT GENERAL.
Whereas , The deferred operation
of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to extend by 1-year the
service of the current Adjutant General to assure continuity of leadership of
our National Guard while our troops return home from their service to our country,
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 paragraph (a) of section
15 and section 31 of chapter 33 of the General Laws or any other general or special
law to the contrary, George W. Keefe may continue to serve as Adjutant General
until April 24, 2005, unless otherwise removed at the pleasure of the governor
before that date.