Whereas , The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to disqualify forthwith all incarcerated felons from voting in elections, 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:
SECTION 1. Section 1 of chapter 50 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2000 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the word "jail", in line 131, the following words:- , except if by reason of a felony conviction.
SECTION 2. Section 1 of chapter 51 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the word "guardianship", in line 2, the following words:- or incarcerated in a correctional facility due to a felony conviction,.