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The 192nd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Bill H.4120 187th (2011 - 2012)

An Act reforming election laws

The committee on Ways and Means to whom was referred the Bill reforming election laws (House, No. 4022), reports recommending that the same ought to pass with an amendment substituting therefor the accompanying bill (House, No. 4120). May 24, 2012. Brian S. Dempsey, for the committee.

Bill Information

House Committee on Ways and Means

Emergency Preamble

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to improve the administration of elections in the commonwealth, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.

Bill History

Displaying 22 actions for Bill H.4120
Date Branch Action
5/24/2012 House Reported from the House committee on Ways and Means
5/24/2012 House New draft of H4022
5/24/2012 House Ordered to a third reading
5/24/2012 House See order, H4121
5/30/2012 House Rules suspended
5/30/2012 House Read third
5/30/2012 House Motion to recommit negatived - 32 YEAS to 117 NAYS (See YEA and NAY in Supplement, No. 260)
5/30/2012 House Amendment 14 adopted, as changed - 149 YEAS to 0 NAYS (See YEA and NAY in Supplement, No. 261)
5/30/2012 House Amendment 22 laid aside on point of order
5/30/2012 House Appeal decision of Chair
5/30/2012 House Decision of the Chair sustained - 101 YEAS to 44 NAYS (See YEA and NAY in Supplement, No. 262)
5/30/2012 House Amendment 28 adopted
5/30/2012 House Amendment 8 adopted
5/30/2012 House Amendment 21 rejected - 37 YEAS to 110 NAYS (See YEA and NAY in Supplement, No. 263)
5/30/2012 House Amendment 12 adopted, as changed
5/30/2012 House Amemdment 16 rejected - 10 YEAS to 136 NAYS (See YEA and NAY in Supplement, No. 264)
5/30/2012 House Amendment 15 rejected - 43 YEAS to 105 NAYS (See YEA and NAY in Supplement, No. 265)
5/30/2012 House Passed to be engrossed - 112 YEAS to 36 NAYS (See YEA and NAY in Supplement, No. 266)
5/31/2012 House Motion to reconsider prevailed
5/31/2012 House Amendment 14 adopted
5/31/2012 House Passed to be engrossed, as amended
5/31/2012 House Published as amended, see H4139

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