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The 193rd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Bill H.4979 190th (2017 - 2018)

An Act to ensure the safety and soundness of the Commonwealth’s natural gas infrastructure

Bill Information

Charles D. Baker

Emergency Preamble

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to to require that professional engineers approve engineering plans developed by or on behalf of gas companies, which is immediately necessary to ensure the safe construction, operation and maintenance of gas infrastructure and to accomplish other important public purposes, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public safety.

Bill History

Displaying 9 actions for Bill H.4979
Date Branch Action
11/21/2018 House Referred to the committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy
11/29/2018 Senate Senate concurred
12/17/2018 House Bill reported favorably by committee and referred to the committee on House Ways and Means
12/20/2018 House Committee recommended ought to pass with an amendment, substituting therefor a bill, see H5005
12/20/2018 House Referred to the committee on House Steering, Policy and Scheduling with the amendment pending
12/20/2018 House Committee reported that the matter be placed in the Orders of the Day for the next sitting for a second reading with the amendment pending
12/20/2018 House Rules suspended
12/20/2018 House Read second, amended (as recommended by the committee on House Ways and Means)
12/20/2018 House New draft substituted, see H5005

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