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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Bill H.3455 191st (Current)

An Act protecting the safety of victims of violent crimes

By Ms. Tyler of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3455) of Chynah Tyler and others relative to records and information received by the Division of Victim Compensation and assistance within the Department of the Attorney General. The Judiciary.

Bill Information

Presenter:
Chynah Tyler
Status:
Referred to House Committee on Bills in the Third Reading

Emergency Preamble

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to protect the safety of victims of violent crimes by ensuring records and information received, obtained or maintained by the division in connection with any claim for crime victim compensation shall be confidential and privileged, and shall not be disclosed by the division or by anyone who receives such records or information from the division, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public safety.

Bill History

Displaying 8 actions for Bill H.3455
Date Branch Action
1/22/2019 House Referred to the committee on The Judiciary
1/22/2019 Senate Senate concurred
11/5/2019 Joint Hearing scheduled for 11/12/2019 from 01:00 PM-05:00 PM in A-1 & A-2
2/13/2020 House Accompanied by S890
2/13/2020 House Bill reported favorably by committee and referred to the committee on House Steering, Policy and Scheduling
2/18/2020 House Committee reported that the matter be placed in the Orders of the Day for the next sitting
2/18/2020 House Rules suspended
2/18/2020 House Read second and ordered to a third reading

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