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The 192nd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Bill H.1560 189th (2015 - 2016)

An Act establishing a right to counsel in certain eviction cases

By Mr. Rogers of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1560) of David M. Rogers and others relative to establishing a right to counsel in certain eviction cases. The Judiciary.

Bill Information

Presenter:
David M. Rogers

Emergency Preamble

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to provide forthwith indigent persons with the right to counsel in certain eviction cases, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.

Cosponsors

Name District/Address
David M. Rogers 24th Middlesex
Kenneth I. Gordon 21st Middlesex
Josh S. Cutler 6th Plymouth
Jay D. Livingstone 8th Suffolk
James Arciero 2nd Middlesex
Brian M. Ashe 2nd Hampden
Bruce J. Ayers 1st Norfolk
Ruth B. Balser 12th Middlesex
Christine P. Barber 34th Middlesex
Jennifer E. Benson 37th Middlesex
Antonio F. D. Cabral 13th Bristol
Thomas J. Calter 12th Plymouth
Nick Collins 4th Suffolk
Brendan P. Crighton 11th Essex
Claire D. Cronin 11th Plymouth
Michael S. Day 31st Middlesex
Marjorie C. Decker 25th Middlesex
Daniel M. Donahue 16th Worcester
Lori A. Ehrlich 8th Essex
Sean Garballey 23rd Middlesex
Denise C. Garlick 13th Norfolk
Carlos Gonzalez 10th Hampden
Patricia A. Haddad 5th Bristol
Paul R. Heroux 2nd Bristol
Patricia D. Jehlen Second Middlesex
Jay R. Kaufman 15th Middlesex
Mary S. Keefe 15th Worcester
Kay Khan 11th Middlesex
John J. Lawn, Jr. 10th Middlesex
Jason M. Lewis Fifth Middlesex
John J. Mahoney 13th Worcester
Brian R. Mannal 2nd Barnstable
Paul W. Mark 2nd Berkshire
Frank A. Moran 17th Essex
James J. O'Day 14th Worcester
Alice Hanlon Peisch 14th Norfolk
Denise Provost 27th Middlesex
Byron Rushing 9th Suffolk
Daniel J. Ryan 2nd Suffolk
Tom Sannicandro 7th Middlesex
John W. Scibak 2nd Hampshire
Frank I. Smizik 15th Norfolk
Benjamin Swan 11th Hampden
Timothy J. Toomey, Jr. 26th Middlesex
Aaron Vega 5th Hampden

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