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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Bill H.3589 190th (2017 - 2018)

An Act establishing a right to counsel in certain eviction cases

By Mr. Rogers of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3589) of David M. Rogers and others establishing a right to counsel in certain eviction cases. The Judiciary.

Bill Information

Presenter:
David M. Rogers

Emergency Preamble

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to provide forthwith indigent persons with the right to counsel in certain eviction cases, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.

Cosponsors

Name District/Address
David M. Rogers 24th Middlesex
Daniel M. Donahue 16th Worcester
Byron Rushing 9th Suffolk
Denise Provost 27th Middlesex
Jason M. Lewis Fifth Middlesex
Kenneth I. Gordon 21st Middlesex
Kay Khan 11th Middlesex
Antonio F. D. Cabral 13th Bristol
James B. Eldridge Middlesex and Worcester
Mike Connolly 26th Middlesex
Claire D. Cronin 11th Plymouth
Michael S. Day 31st Middlesex
Daniel Cullinane 12th Suffolk
Patricia D. Jehlen Second Middlesex
Alice Hanlon Peisch 14th Norfolk
Aaron Vega 5th Hampden
Patricia A. Haddad 5th Bristol
Marjorie C. Decker 25th Middlesex

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