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The 189th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Bill H.3556 188th (2013 - 2014)

An Act to study the prevention of fraud in the EBT program

Sections 4, 74 and 75 contained in the engrossed Bill making appropriations for the fiscal year 2013 to provide for supplementing certain existing appropriations and for certain other activities and projects (see House, No. 3539), which had been returned by His Excellency the Governor with recommendation of amendment (for message, see House, No. 3553). July 11, 2013.

Bill Information

Emergency Preamble

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to study measures enacted to prevent fraud in the Massachusetts EBT cash assistance program, therefore, it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.

Bill History

Displaying 15 actions for Bill H.3556
Date Branch Action
7/11/2013 House Enacted as sections 4, 74 and 75 of H3539
7/15/2013 Executive Governor returned to the House with recommendation of amendment
7/15/2013 House For message, see H3553
7/15/2013 House Referred to the committee on House Bills in the Third Reading
7/24/2013 House Rules suspended
7/24/2013 House Bills in the Third Reading special report accepted
7/24/2013 House Governors amendment rejected
7/24/2013 House Amendment 1 rejected - 46 YEAS to 108 NAYS (See YEA and NAY in Supplement, No. 160)
7/30/2013 Senate Governor's amendment rejected
7/30/2013 Senate Amendment (Tarr) rejected - Roll Call #183 [YEAS 15 to NAYS 23]
7/31/2013 House Emergency preamble adopted
7/31/2013 Senate Emergency preamble adopted
7/31/2013 House Re-enacted
7/31/2013 Senate Re-enacted and laid before the Governor
8/7/2013 Executive Signed by the Governor, Chapter 65 of the Acts of 2013

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