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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Bill S.1839 188th (2013 - 2014)

An Act relative to background checks

The committee on Ways and Means, to whom was referred the Senate Bill relative to the protection of children (Senate, No. 1136); reports, recommending that the same ought to pass with an amendment substituting a new draft entitled "An Act relative to background checks" (Senate, No. 1839)

Bill Information

Senate Committee on Ways and Means

Emergency Preamble

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to protect children, therefore, it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public safety.

Bill History

Displaying 16 actions for Bill S.1839
Date Branch Action
7/30/2013 Senate Reported from the committee on Senate Ways and Means
7/30/2013 Senate Recommended new draft of S1136
7/30/2013 Senate Substituted as a new draft for S1136
7/30/2013 Senate Ordered to a third reading
7/30/2013 Senate Read third
7/30/2013 Senate Passed to be engrossed - Roll Call #141 [YEAS 39 - NAYS 0]
7/31/2013 House Referred to the committee on House Ways and Means
8/12/2013 House Bill reported favorably by committee and referred to the committee on House Steering, Policy and Scheduling
8/22/2013 House Committee reported that the matter be placed in the Orders of the Day for the next sitting
8/22/2013 House Rules suspended
8/22/2013 House Read second, ordered to a third reading, rules suspended, read third and passed to be engrossed
8/26/2013 House Emergency preamble adopted
8/26/2013 Senate Emergency preamble adopted
8/26/2013 House Enacted
8/29/2013 Senate Enacted and laid before the Governor
9/3/2013 Executive Signed by the Governor, Chapter 77 of the Acts of 2013

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