The Constitution and Civil Rights

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7. Massachusetts Law against Discrimination
in Employment 1

AN ACT providing for a fair employment practice law and establishing a commission, to be known as the Massachusetts Fair Employment Practice Commission, and defining its powers and duties.


Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

SECTION I. The right to work without discrimination because of race, color, religious creed, national origin or ancestry is hereby declared to be a right and privilege of the inhabitants of the commonwealth.

SECTION 2. Section seventeen of chapter six of the General Laws, as most recently amended by section one of chapter six hundred and nineteen of the acts of nineteen hundred and forty-five, is hereby further amended by inserting after the word "Authority" in the eleventh line the following:—, the Massachusetts fair employment practice commission,—so as to read as follows:—Section 17. The armory commission, the art commission, the commission on administration and finance, the commissioner of veterans' services, the commissioners on uniform state laws, the public bequest commission, the state ballot law commission, the board of trustees of the Soldiers' Home in Massachusetts, the milk regulation board, the alcoholic beverages control commission, the state planning board, the trustees of the state library, the state racing commission, the Greylock reservation commission, the Port of Boston Authority, the Massachusetts fair employment practice commission and the Massachusetts aeronautics commission shall serve under the governor and council, and shall be subject to such supervision as the governor and council deem necessary and proper.

SECTION 3. Said chapter six is hereby further amended by adding after section fifty-five, added by section two of chapter six hundred and nineteen of the acts of nineteen hundred and forty-five, under the caption Massachusetts Fair Employment Practice Commission, the following new section:—Section 56. There shall be a commission

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Approved May 23, 1946.

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