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The 190th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT DESIGNATING THE SUNDAY PRECEDING THE THIRD MONDAY IN APRIL AS FIRST RESPONDER DAY.

      Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to designate forthwith the Sunday preceding the third Monday in April as First Responder 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 15YYYYY the following section:-
      Section 15ZZZZZ.  The governor shall annually issue a proclamation setting apart the Sunday preceding the third Monday in April as First Responder Day, and recommending that said day be observed in an appropriate manner by the people.

Approved, April 15, 2016.