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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts


Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to designate forthwith Mitochondrial Disease Awareness Week, 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 15FFFFF the following section:-

Section 15 GGGGG. The governor shall annually issue a proclamation setting apart the third full week in September as Mitochondrial Disease Awareness Week , in recognition of the number of residents of the commonwealth affected by mitochondrial diseases, and the need for increased public awareness, research and support for victims and their families, and recommending that the week be observed in an appropriate manner by the people.

Approved August 4, 2008