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The 193rd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Bill H.4491 189th (2015 - 2016)

An Act relative to long-term antibiotic therapy for the treatment of Lyme disease

Sections 108, 111, 113 and 115 contained in the engrossed Bill making appropriations for the fiscal year 2017 (see House, No. 4450), which had been returned by His Excellency the Governor with recommendation of amendments (for message, see Attachment J of House, No. 4505). July 11, 2016.

Bill Information

Emergency Preamble

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to provide for long-term antibiotic therapy for the treatment of Lyme disease, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.

Bill History

Displaying 18 actions for Bill H.4491
Date Branch Action
7/11/2016 House Enacted as sections 108, 111, 113 and 115 of the General Appropriation Bill, see H4450
7/11/2016 Executive Governor returned to the House with recommendation of amendments
7/11/2016 House For message, see H4505, attachment J
7/11/2016 House Referred to the committee on House Bills in the Third Reading
7/14/2016 House Rules suspended
7/14/2016 House Bills in the Third Reading special report accepted
7/14/2016 House Governor's amendment rejected
7/14/2016 Senate Rules suspended
7/14/2016 Senate Governor's amendment rejected
7/18/2016 House Emergency preamble adopted
7/18/2016 Senate Emergency preamble adopted
7/18/2016 House Re-enacted
7/18/2016 Senate Re-enacted and again laid before the Governor
7/28/2016 House Governor returned to the House with veto
7/30/2016 House For message, see H4559
7/30/2016 House Passed over veto - 153 YEAS to 3 NAYS (See YEA and NAY in Supplement, No. 501)
7/31/2016 Senate Passed over veto -see Roll Call #676 [Yeas 37 to Nays 1]
7/31/2016 Chapter 183 of the Acts of 2016

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