Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to immediately allow for the operation of certain establishments on July fourth, nineteen hundred and ninety-two, 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,
SECTION 1. Section 6 of chapter 136 of the General Laws, is hereby amended by striking out clause (52), inserted by chapter 302 of the acts of 1990, and inserting in place thereof the following clause:-
(53) The operation of commercial auto schools, otherwise known as driver education.
SECTION 2. The provisions of sections five to eleven, inclusive, of chapter one hundred and thirty-six of the General Laws, except as provided in section fourteen of said chapter one hundred and thirty-six, shall not apply to July fourth, nineteen hundred and ninety-two. A retail establishment which operates on said July fourth, nineteen hundred and ninety-two shall pay to employees working on said day, time and one-half, or such larger sum as may be determined by contract; provided, however, that such work shall be voluntary and refusal to work for a retail establishment on such legal holiday shall not be grounds for discrimination, dismissal, discharge, reduction in hours, or any other penalty. The provisions of this paragraph shall be enforced by the department of labor and industries. The provisions of section one hundred and eighty A of chapter one hundred and forty-nine of the General Laws shall apply to any violation of this section.