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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Bill H.5005 190th (2017 - 2018)

An Act ensuring the safety and soundness of the commonwealth’s natural gas infrastructure

Bill Information

Sponsor:
House Committee on Ways and Means

Emergency Preamble

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is 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 12 actions for Bill H.5005
Date Branch Action
12/20/2018 House Reported from the committee on House Ways and Means
12/20/2018 House Pending new draft of H4979
12/20/2018 House New draft of H4979
12/20/2018 House Ordered to a third reading
12/20/2018 House Rules suspended
12/20/2018 House Read third and passed to be engrossed
12/27/2018 Senate Read, rules suspended, read second, ordered to a third reading, read third (title changed) and passed to be engrossed
12/27/2018 House Emergency preamble adopted
12/27/2018 Senate Emergency preamble adopted
12/28/2018 House Enacted
12/31/2018 Senate Enacted and laid before the Governor
12/31/2018 Senate Signed by the Governor, Chapter 339 of the Acts of 2018

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