Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to immediately regulate the payment of certain commonwealth checks, 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,
Chapter 29 of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out section 32, as appearing in the 1984 Official Edition, and inserting in place thereof the following section:-
Section 32. Any check issued by the state treasurer or by any agent or agency of the commonwealth, other than checks issued in payment of obligations of the state board of retirement and the teachers' retirement board, which is not presented for payment within one year from its date shall be payable only at the office of the state treasurer. On the thirtieth day of June in each year the comptroller shall transfer to the abandoned property fund all funds which are identified by the state treasurer as funds of the commonwealth which have remained in the unclaimed check fund for at least one year. On such date, the comptroller also shall refund to the unemployment compensation fund and to each applicable account of monies separately accounted for by the comptroller as other than commonwealth monies, such amounts which in the opinion of the state treasurer represent all monies of such unemployment compensation fund or such account which have remained in the unclaimed check fund for at least one year. All checks issued in payment of obligations of the state board of retirement and the teachers' retirement board shall be payable only in accordance with the provisions of subdivision (3) of section eleven of chapter thirty-two.