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The 192nd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Amendment S.2120 189th (2015 - 2016)

The committee on Ways and Means, to whom was referred the House Bill to improve public records (House, No. 3858),-- reports, recommending that the same ought to pass with an amendment striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting in place thereof the text of Senate document numbered 2120; and by striking out the title and inserting in place thereof the following title:- “An Act improving the administration and enforcement of the public records law”.

Bill Information

Senate Committee on Ways and Means
Clerk # Sponsor Title Action
Rush, Michael F. Public Safety Software Adopted
Eldridge, James B. Investigatory Exemption Adopted
Eldridge, James B. Personal Email Addresses Rejected
Barrett, Michael J. Declaring homeowner’s insurance rate filings to be public records at the time of initial filing Adopted
5 Withdrawn
6 Withdrawn
7 Withdrawn
8 Withdrawn
Tarr, Bruce E. MBTA Pension Adopted
10 Withdrawn
11 Withdrawn
12 Withdrawn
Brownsberger, William N. Punitive Damages Rejected
(2nd Redraft)
Brownsberger, William N. Allowing findings on the record Adopted
(2nd Redraft)
Brownsberger, William N. Attorney Fees Rejected
(2nd Redraft)
Brownsberger, William N. Clarifying language regarding civil actions Adopted
17 Withdrawn
(2nd Redraft)
Eldridge, James B. Responses to Public Records Requests Adopted
19 Withdrawn
20 Withdrawn
21 Withdrawn
Eldridge, James B. Closing Loopholes in Attorney Fees Rejected
23 Withdrawn
(3rd Redraft)
Eldridge, James B. Providing for Certain Exceptions to Mandatory Attorney's Fees Adopted
Eldridge, James B. Limiting Costs Rejected

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