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The 190th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT PROVIDING THE TERMS OF CERTAIN BONDS TO BE ISSUED BY THE COMMONWEALTH

    Whereas,The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to facilitate forthwith the issuance of certain bonds to finance improvements to the commonwealth’s economic infrastructure and promote economic opportunity, 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:
     Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the bonds that the state treasurer may issue pursuant to sections 132 to 134, inclusive, of chapter 219 of the acts of 2016 shall be issued for a term not to exceed 30 years. All such bonds shall be payable not later than June 30, 2051, as recommended by the governor in a message to the general court dated October 28, 2016 under section 3 of Article LXII of the Amendments to the Constitution.

Approved, January 11, 2017