Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to increase forthwith the minimum wage, 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:
SECTION 1. Section 1 of chapter 151 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2004 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 5, the figure “$6.75” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:— $7.50.
SECTION 2. Said section 1 of said chapter 151 is hereby further amended by striking out the figure “$7.50”, inserted by section 1, and inserting in place thereof the following figure:— $8.00.
SECTION 3. Section 1 shall take effect on January 1, 2007.
SECTION 4. Section 2 shall take effect on January 1, 2008.
House of Representatives, July 31, 2006.
This Bill having been returned by His Excellency the Governor with his ob-jections thereto in writing (see House 5251) has been passed by the House of Representatives, notwithstanding said objections, two-thirds of the House (136 yeas to 21 nays) having agreed to pass the same. Sent to the Senate for its action. Salvatore F. DiMasi, Speaker. Steven T. James, Clerk.
Senate, July 31, 2006.
Passed by the Senate, notwithstanding the objections of His Excellency the Governor, two-thirds of the members present (38 yeas to 0 nays) having approved the same. Robert E. Travaglini, President. William F. Welch, Clerk.