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The 192nd 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

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 1 to 25 of 43 actions for Bill H.543
Date Branch Action
1/20/2015 House Referred to the committee on Election Laws
1/20/2015 Senate Senate concurred
11/12/2015 Joint Hearing scheduled for 11/17/2015 from 02:00 PM-05:00 PM in 222
3/16/2016 House Bill reported favorably by committee and referred to the committee on House Steering, Policy and Scheduling
3/28/2016 House Committee reported that the matter be placed in the Orders of the Day for the next sitting for a second reading
6/22/2016 House Read second and ordered to a third reading
6/22/2016 House Rules suspended
6/22/2016 House Rules suspended
6/22/2016 House Read third (title changed)
6/22/2016 House Passed to be engrossed - 146 YEAS to 10 NAYS (See YEA and NAY in Supplement, No. 286)
7/5/2016 Senate Amendment #2 (Tarr) rejected
7/5/2016 Senate Read, rules suspended, read second
7/5/2016 Senate Passed to be engrossed
7/5/2016 Senate Amendment #1 (Brady) adopted
7/5/2016 Senate Ordered to a third reading
7/7/2016 House Referred to the committee on Bills in the Third Reading
7/11/2016 House House concurred in the Senate amendment
7/14/2016 House Emergency preamble adopted
7/14/2016 Senate Emergency preamble adopted
7/14/2016 House Enacted
7/14/2016 Senate Motion to suspend the rules negatived
7/14/2016 Senate Enacted -see Roll Call #412 [Yeas 34 - Nays 6]
7/14/2016 Senate Laid before the Governor
7/22/2016 House Governor returned to the House with recommendation of amendment
7/23/2016 House For message, see H4543

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