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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Bill H.543 189th (2015 - 2016)

An Act relative to disclosure of top contributors for independent expenditures or electioneering communications

By Mr. Bradley of Hingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 543) of Garrett J. Bradley and others relative to disclosures by individuals or entities making independent expenditures for electioneering communications. Election Laws.

Bill Information

Presenter:
Garrett J. Bradley

Emergency Preamble

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to provide forthwith voters with a clearer understanding of the source of funding for political advertisements, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.

Bill History

Displaying 26 to 43 of 43 actions for Bill H.543
Date Branch Action
7/23/2016 House For message, see H4543
7/23/2016 House Referred to the committee on Bills in the Third Reading
7/30/2016 House Rules suspended
7/30/2016 House Further amendment 3 adopted
7/30/2016 House Further amendment 1 rejected
7/30/2016 House Further amendment 2 rejected
7/30/2016 House Governors amendment adopted (in the form approved by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading)
7/31/2016 Senate Rules suspended
7/31/2016 Senate Amendment (Fattman) rejected
7/31/2016 Senate Governor's amendment adopted
7/31/2016 House Emergency preamble adopted - 124 YEAS to 34 NAYS (See YEA and NAY in Supplement, No. 534)
7/31/2016 House Motion to reconsider negatived - 34 YEAS to 124 NAYS (See YEA and NAY in Supplement, No. 536)
7/31/2016 Senate Emergency preamble rejected
7/31/2016 Senate Motion to reconsider prevails
7/31/2016 Senate Emergency preamble adopted
7/31/2016 House Re-enacted
7/31/2016 Senate Re-enacted and again laid before the Governor
8/9/2016 Executive Signed by the Governor, Chapter 207 of the Acts of 2016

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