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The 193rd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Bill H.3160 189th (2015 - 2016)

An Act relative to election ballots

By Mr. Parisella of Beverly, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3160) of Jerald A. Parisella and others that the word “veteran” be added to ballots of candidates who have honorably served in the armed forces. Veterans and Federal Affairs.

Bill Information

Jerald A. Parisella

Emergency Preamble

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to establish forthwith a veteran designation on ballots, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.

Bill History

Displaying 11 actions for Bill H.3160
Date Branch Action
1/20/2015 House Referred to the committee on Veterans and Federal Affairs
1/20/2015 Senate Senate concurred
6/17/2015 Joint Hearing scheduled for 07/14/2015 from 12:30 PM-01:30 PM in Battleship Cove
2/29/2016 House Bill reported favorably by committee and referred to the committee on House Steering, Policy and Scheduling
3/24/2016 House Committee reported that the matter be placed in the Orders of the Day for the next sitting
3/24/2016 House Read second and ordered to a third reading
3/24/2016 House Rules suspended
4/25/2016 House Read third, amended and passed to be engrossed
5/5/2016 Senate Read; and referred to the committee on Senate Rules
1/3/2017 Senate Committee reported that the matter be placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session
1/3/2017 Senate No further action taken

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