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The 193rd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Bill H.3851 191st (2019 - 2020)

An Act establishing an interagency PFAS task force

By Representatives Hogan of Stow and Benson of Lunenburg, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Kate Hogan, Jennifer E. Benson and others for legislation to establish a task force to review and investigate water and ground contamination of per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.

Bill Information

Kate Hogan , Jennifer E. Benson

Emergency Preamble

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to address the emerging crisis of PFAS contamination, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public health.

Bill History

Displaying 12 actions for Bill H.3851
Date Branch Action
5/23/2019 House Referred to the committee on House Rules
5/30/2019 House Reported, referred to the committee on Joint Rules, reported, rules suspended and referred to the committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture
6/3/2019 Senate Senate concurred
7/9/2019 Joint Hearing scheduled for 07/16/2019 from 01:00 PM-04:00 PM in B-2
8/26/2019 House Accompanied by S2284
8/26/2019 House Bill reported favorably by committee and referred to the committee on House Ways and Means
12/19/2019 House Committee recommended ought to pass with an amendment, substituting therefor a bill with the same title, see H4256
12/19/2019 House Referred to the committee on House Steering, Policy and Scheduling with the amendment pending
12/19/2019 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
12/19/2019 House Rules suspended
12/19/2019 House Read second, amended (as recommended by the committee on House Ways and Means)
12/19/2019 House New draft substituted, see H4256

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