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The 189th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Bill H.3798 187th (2011 - 2012)

An Act AN ACT ESTABLISHING CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS

An interim report of the joint special committee established (under Senate order No. 9 of 2011) to make an investigation and study of a new division of the Commonwealth into Congressional districts, forty Senatorial districts, eight Councillor districts and one hundred and sixty Representative districts (House, No. 3798).

Bill Information

Sponsor:
Special Joint Committee on Redistricting
Special Attachments:
Download Chairman's Letter

Emergency Preamble

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to provide for a new division of the commonwealth into congressional districts, therefore, it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.

Bill History

Displaying 1 to 25 of 41 actions for Bill H.3798
Date Branch Action
11/10/2011 House Referred to the committee on House Rules
11/10/2011 House Bill (Appendix A) reported favorably by committee and referred to the committee on House Steering, Policy and Scheduling
11/14/2011 House Committee reported that the matter be placed in the Orders of the Day for the next sitting for a second reading
11/15/2011 House Rules suspended
11/15/2011 House Read second and ordered to a third reading
11/15/2011 House Rules suspended
11/15/2011 House Quorum Roll Call - 149 YEAS to 0 NAYS (See YEA and NAY in Supplement, No. 148)
11/15/2011 House Amendment 1 rejected
11/15/2011 House Amendment 4 rejected - 32 YEAS to 119 NAYS (See YEA and NAY in Supplement, No. 149)
11/15/2011 House Amendment 3 rejected, as changed - 32 YEAS to 120 NAYS (See YEA and NAY in Supplement, No. 150)
11/15/2011 House Amendment 5 rejected
11/15/2011 House Amendment 7 rejected
11/15/2011 House Amendment 8 rejected, as changed
11/15/2011 House Amendment 2 adopted, as changed
11/15/2011 House Prefecting amendment adopted, as changed
11/15/2011 House Passed to be engrossed - 124 YEAS to 29 NAYS (See YEA and NAY in Supplement, No. 151)
11/15/2011 Senate Read
11/15/2011 Senate Rules suspended
11/15/2011 Senate Read second
11/15/2011 Senate Amendments laid over under Senate Rule 31
11/16/2011 Senate Amendment #1 (S2071) rejected - see Roll Call No. 121 [8 Yeas - 26 Nays]
11/16/2011 Senate Motion to reconsider amendment #1 negatived - see Roll Call No. 122 [7 Yeas - 27 Nays]
11/16/2011 Senate Amendment #2 rejected
11/16/2011 Senate Amendment #3 rejected
11/16/2011 Senate Amendment #4 rejected

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