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The 192nd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Bill H.1537 191st (2019 - 2020)

An Act establishing a right to counsel in certain eviction cases

By Messrs. Rogers of Cambridge and Day of Stoneham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1537) of David M. Rogers, Michael S. Day and others establishing a right to counsel in certain eviction cases. The Judiciary.

Bill Information

David M. Rogers , Michael S. Day

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.


Name District/Address
David M. Rogers 24th Middlesex
Michael S. Day 31st Middlesex
Kevin G. Honan 17th Suffolk
Tricia Farley-Bouvier 3rd Berkshire
Mike Connolly 26th Middlesex
Christine P. Barber 34th Middlesex
Brian M. Ashe 2nd Hampden
James B. Eldridge Middlesex and Worcester
Marjorie C. Decker 25th Middlesex
Antonio F. D. Cabral 13th Bristol
Kay Khan 11th Middlesex
James M. Kelcourse 1st Essex
Michelle M. DuBois 10th Plymouth
Mary S. Keefe 15th Worcester
Denise Provost 27th Middlesex
Tommy Vitolo 15th Norfolk
Joseph W. McGonagle, Jr. 28th Middlesex
Marcos A. Devers 16th Essex
Daniel J. Hunt 13th Suffolk
Natalie M. Higgins 4th Worcester
Brendan P. Crighton Third Essex
Denise C. Garlick 13th Norfolk
Patricia D. Jehlen Second Middlesex
Carlos González 10th Hampden
Harold P. Naughton, Jr. 12th Worcester
Mindy Domb 3rd Hampshire
Aaron Vega 5th Hampden
Andres X. Vargas 3rd Essex
Diana DiZoglio First Essex
Natalie M. Blais 1st Franklin
Paul W. Mark 2nd Berkshire
Russell E. Holmes 6th Suffolk
Daniel J. Ryan 2nd Suffolk
Bud L. Williams 11th Hampden
Jack Patrick Lewis 7th Middlesex
David Henry Argosky LeBoeuf 17th Worcester
Harriette L. Chandler First Worcester
Ruth B. Balser 12th Middlesex
Sean Garballey 23rd Middlesex
Nika C. Elugardo 15th Suffolk
Cindy F. Friedman Fourth Middlesex
Joan Meschino 3rd Plymouth
Lindsay N. Sabadosa 1st Hampshire
Tram T. Nguyen 18th Essex

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