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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT DESIGNATING THE 2ND SUNDAY IN JUNE ANNUALLY AS MASSACHUSETTS RACE AMITY DAY

      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 15XXXXX, as appearing in the 2014 Official Edition, the following section:-
      Section 15YYYYY.  The governor shall annually issue a proclamation setting apart the second Sunday in June as Massachusetts Race Amity Day to recognize that the people of the commonwealth are its greatest asset, to recognize that the commonwealth is comprised of multicultural, multiethnic and multiracial citizens, and to encourage friendship, collegiality, civility, respect and kindness as the commonly shared ideals of the collective citizenry of the commonwealth by joining with communities across the United States to reflect on the beauty and richness of the diverse peoples of this great nation while reaching out with a spirit of amity toward one another annually and recommending that the day be observed in an appropriate manner by the people.

Approved, December 29, 2015.