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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 compensate forthwith certain court employees, 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:

Item 8000-0000 of section 2 of chapter 45 of the acts of 2005 is hereby amended by adding the following words:- provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for the purpose of a targeted control substance interdiction pilot program to be administered jointly by the district attorney for Suffolk county and the chiefs of police for the city of Revere and the town of Winthrop; provided further, that not less than $130,000 shall be expended for the Salem Harbormaster in the city of Salem for the purpose of purchasing an additional patrol boat; provided further, that $150,000 shall be expended to fund a study to consider the siting of a new state police crime lab in the city of Worcester; and provided further, that $439,000 shall be expended as a grant to the Massachusetts Sheriffs Association for the implementation of an iris identification program in each sheriff’s office to assist in locating missing persons.

House of Representatives, July 13, 2006.

This Bill having been returned by His Excellency the Governor with his objections thereto in writing (see House 5162) has been passed by the House of Representatives, notwithstanding said objections, two-thirds of the House (141 yeas to 16 nays) having agreed to pass the same.
Sent to the Senate for its action.
Salvatore F. DiMasi, Speaker.
Steven T. James, Clerk.

Senate, July 13, 2006.

Passed by the Senate, notwithstanding the objections of His Excellency the Governor, two-thirds of the members present (32 yeas to 4 nays) having approved the same.
Robert E. Travaglini, President.
William F. Welch, Clerk.