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The 190th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts


Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is immediately to authorize the issuance of a temporary certification of compliance to the Hull public library by the board of the library commissioners upon satisfaction of certain requirements, 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. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the board of library commissioners shall grant temporary certification to the town of Hull if: (i) the board is provided a preliminary report showing the Hull public library in compliance with the minimum hours of service and the materials expenditure requirements set forth in section 19B of chapter 78 of the General Laws during fiscal year 2010; and (ii) upon a showing to the board that the library has met the municipal appropriation requirement in said section 19B of said chapter 78, or is likely to qualify for a waiver thereof, in the 2011 state aid to public libraries program. A temporary certification issued pursuant to this act shall entitle the Hull public library and all Hull library card holders to all the benefits of a full certification issued pursuant to said chapter 78.

SECTION 2. The board of library commissioners shall issue a temporary certification to the Hull public library at its first meeting following the satisfaction of the requirements of section 1; provided, however, that notwithstanding the issuance of any temporary certification pursuant to this act, the town of Hull shall apply for full certification for aid by submitting such reports and applications as are required under said chapter 78.

Approved, September 24, 2010.