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The 190th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE FIRST WEEK IN AUGUST AS ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE WEEK

     Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to establish forthwith Ice Bucket Challenge Week during the first week in August, 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 15BBBBBB, inserted by chapter 274 of the acts of 2016, the following section:-
     Section 15CCCCCC.  The governor shall annually issue a proclamation setting apart the first week in August as Ice Bucket Challenge Week to honor the contributions of Pete Frates and all persons that participate in raising funds and awareness to battle the disease Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, and recommending that the week be observed in an appropriate manner by the people.

Approved, August 1, 2017