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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Bill S.2608 191st (Current)

An Act granting authority to postpone 2020 municipal elections in the commonwealth and increase voting options in response to the declaration of emergency to respond to COVID-19

Senate, March 23, 2020 -- The committee on Senate Ways and Means to whom was referred the House Bill relative to host community agreements (House, No. 4398),-- reported, in part, a "Bill granting authority to postpone 2020 municipal elections in the commonwealth and increase voting options in response to the declaration of emergency to respond to COVID-19" (Senate, No. 2608).

Bill Information

Sponsor:
Senate Committee on Ways and Means

Emergency Preamble

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to forthwith provide for the rescheduling of elections as a result of the declaration of emergency to respond to COVID-19 and to increase voting options, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.

Bill History

Displaying 11 actions for Bill S.2608
Date Branch Action
3/23/2020 Senate Reported from the committee on Senate Ways and Means
3/23/2020 Senate Reported on a part of H4398
3/23/2020 Senate Bill reported favorably by committee
3/23/2020 Senate Rules suspended
3/23/2020 Senate Read second, ordered to a third reading, read third and passed to be engrossed
3/23/2020 House Read, rules suspended, read second, ordered to a third reading, read third and passed to be engrossed
3/23/2020 House Emergency preamble adopted
3/23/2020 Senate Emergency preamble adopted
3/23/2020 House Enacted
3/23/2020 Senate Enacted and laid before the Governor
3/23/2020 Executive Signed by the Governor, Chapter 45 of the Acts of 2020

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