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The 193rd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Bill H.4697 191st (2019 - 2020)

An Act providing for cash assistance to certain persons over 65 years of age who stopped working as a result of COVID-19 or stay-at-home advisory (The CARE Act)

By Representatives Elugardo of Boston and Balser of Newton, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Nika C. Elugardo, Ruth B. Balser and others for legislation to provide cash assistance to certain persons 65 years of age or older who stopped working due to COVID-19. Elder Affairs.

Bill Information

Nika C. Elugardo , Ruth B. Balser

Emergency Preamble

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to establish forthwith cash assistance to persons over 65 years of age who stopped working as a result of pre-existing conditions that put them at higher risk of death were they to contract COVID-19, or who stopped working because of the stay-at-home advisory issued by Governor Baker on March 23, 2020, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.

Bill History

Displaying 5 actions for Bill H.4697
Date Branch Action
4/2/2020 House Referred to the committee on House Rules
4/13/2020 House Reported, referred to the committee on Joint Rules, reported, rules suspended and referred to the committee on Elder Affairs
5/7/2020 Senate Senate concurred
5/11/2020 Joint Hearing scheduled for 05/15/2020 from 01:00 PM-04:00 PM in The hearing will occur over Zoom
1/5/2021 House No further action taken

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