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The 189th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Bill H.3788 188th (2013 - 2014)

An Act relative to election laws

House bill No. 3772, as changed by the House committee on Bills in the Third Reading, and as amended and passed to be engrossed by the House. November 27, 2013.

Bill Information

Emergency Preamble

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to expand and improve forthwith access to voting, 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 29 actions for Bill H.3788
Date Branch Action
11/27/2013 House H3772, published as amended
12/5/2013 Senate Read; and referred to the committee on Senate Ways and Means
1/14/2014 Senate Committee recommended ought to pass with an amendment, inserting in place thereof the text of S1975
1/14/2014 Senate Order relative to subject matter adopted
1/14/2014 Senate Placed in the Orders of the Day for Thursday, January 16, 2014
1/16/2014 Senate Read second
1/16/2014 Senate For Senate actions, see S1975
1/16/2014 Senate Amended by striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting in place thereof the text of S1975, amended
1/16/2014 Senate Ordered to a third reading
1/16/2014 Senate Read third
1/16/2014 Senate Reprinted as amended, see S1981
1/16/2014 Senate Passed to be engrossed -see Roll Call #238 [YEAS 37 to NAYS 1]
1/27/2014 House Rules suspended
1/27/2014 House House NON-concurred in the Senate amendment
1/27/2014 House Committee of conference appointed (J. Murphy-M. Moran-Dooley)
1/27/2014 Senate Rules suspended
1/27/2014 Senate Committee of conference appointed (Finegold-DiDomenico-Hedlund), in concurrence
5/12/2014 House Reported by committee of conference
5/12/2014 House For report, see H4072
5/12/2014 House Referred to the committee on House Steering, Policy and Scheduling
5/12/2014 House Committee reported that the matter be placed in the Orders of the Day for the next sitting, the question being on acceptance
5/14/2014 House Committee of conference report accepted - 147 YEAS to 4 NAYS (See YEA and NAY in Supplement, No. 369)
5/15/2014 Senate Rules suspended
5/15/2014 Senate Committee of conference report accepted, in concurrence -see Roll Call #302 [YEAS 38 - NAYS 0]
5/19/2014 House Emergency preamble adopted

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