AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE ANNUAL OBSERVANCE OF LEOPOLDVILLE DISASTER REMEMBRANCE DAY.
Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to provide forthwith for the annual observance of Leopoldville Disaster Remembrance Day, 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:
Chapter 6 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 15CCCCC, inserted by chapter 114 of the acts of 2007, the following section:-
Section 15DDDDD. The governor shall annually issue a proclamation setting apart December 24 as Leopoldville Disaster Remembrance Day, in recognition of the victims and survivors of the S.S. Leopoldville disaster of December 24, 1944, and recommending that the day be observed in an appropriate manner by the people