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The 193rd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Bill H.4538 191st (2019 - 2020)

An Act to reduce harm from opioids

Bill Information

Joint Committee on Mental Health, Substance Use and Recovery
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 authorize forthwith certain requirements and procedures necessary for first responders to provide urgent help to persons at risk of serious and deadly harm from opioids and opioid overdose, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public health.

Bill History

Displaying 14 actions for Bill H.4538
Date Branch Action
3/9/2020 House Reported from the committee on Mental Health, Substance Use and Recovery
3/9/2020 House New draft of H1747
3/9/2020 House Reported favorably by committee and referred to the committee on Health Care Financing
3/23/2020 House Reporting date extended to Friday May 1, 2020, pending concurrence
3/26/2020 Senate Senate concurred
4/29/2020 House Reporting date extended to Friday June 19, 2020, pending concurrence
4/30/2020 Senate Senate concurred
6/22/2020 House Reporting date extended to Thursday December 31, 2020, pending concurrence
7/27/2020 House Ought NOT to pass (under Joint Rule 10) and placed in the Orders of the Day for the next sitting, the question being on acceptance
7/27/2020 House Rules suspended
7/27/2020 House Report rejected
7/27/2020 House Rules suspended
7/27/2020 House Read second and ordered to a third reading
1/5/2021 House No further action taken

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