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The 190th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT ESTABLISHING PEACE DAY IN THE COMMONWEALTH.

     Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to establish forthwith Peace 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 15AAAAAA the following section:-
     Section 15BBBBBB.  The governor shall annually issue a proclamation setting apart September 21 as Peace Day, to recognize and further the goals of Peace Day in the United States, the International Day of Peace and in memory of those lost to acts of violence, and recommending that the day be observed in an appropriate manner by the people.

Approved, September 30, 2016