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The 190th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Bill S.2474 189th (2015 - 2016)

An Act authorizing the Commonwealth to grant an easement to the town of Barnstable and the town of Barnstable to grant or assign several conservation restrictions to the Commonwealth

SENATE, Thursday, July 28, 2016 - The committee on Ways and Means, to whom was referred the Senate Bill authorizing the Commonwealth to grant an easement to the town of Barnstable and the town of Barnstable to grant or assign several conservation restrictions to the Commonwealth (Senate, No. 1990),-- reports, recommending that the same ought to pass with an amendment substituting a new draft with the same title (Senate, No. 2474).

Bill Information

Sponsor:
Senate Committee on Ways and Means

Emergency Preamble

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to authorize forthwith the granting of an easement essential for further developing and extending the Cape Cod Rail Trail shared use pedestrian and bicycle path from its present terminus in the Town of Dennis through the Town of Yarmouth and to Independence Drive in the Town of Barnstable, therefore, it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public [Emergency Preamble Context].

Bill History

Displaying 15 actions for Bill S.2474
Date Branch Action
7/28/2016 Senate Reported from the committee on Senate Ways and Means
7/28/2016 Senate Recommended new draft for S1990
7/28/2016 Senate Rules suspended
7/28/2016 Senate Substituted for S1990
7/28/2016 Senate Ordered to a third reading
7/28/2016 Senate Read third and passed to be engrossed
7/28/2016 House Read; and referred to the committee on House Ways and Means
7/30/2016 House Committee recommended ought to pass and referred to the committee on House Steering, Policy and Scheduling
7/30/2016 House Committee reported that the matter be placed in the Orders of the Day for the next sitting
7/30/2016 House Rules suspended
7/30/2016 House Read second, ordered to a third reading, rules suspended, read third and passed to be engrossed
7/30/2016 House Enacted - 156 YEAS to 0 NAYS (See YEA and NAY in Supplement, No. 464)
7/30/2016 Senate Enacted -see Roll Call #534 [YEAS 39 - NAYS 0]
7/30/2016 Senate Laid before the Governor
8/9/2016 Executive Signed by the Governor, Chapter 211 of the Acts of 2016

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