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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.


Name District/Address
Nika C. Elugardo 15th Suffolk
Ruth B. Balser 12th Middlesex
Kathleen R. LaNatra 12th Plymouth
Jack Patrick Lewis 7th Middlesex
Christopher Hendricks 11th Bristol
Adrian C. Madaro 1st Suffolk
Liz Miranda 5th Suffolk
Kevin G. Honan 17th Suffolk
Michelle L. Ciccolo 15th Middlesex
Tami L. Gouveia 14th Middlesex
Marcos A. Devers 16th Essex
Kay Khan 11th Middlesex
Lindsay N. Sabadosa 1st Hampshire
Tram T. Nguyen 18th Essex
Alan Silvia 7th Bristol
Denise Provost 27th Middlesex
Patrick Joseph Kearney 4th Plymouth
David Allen Robertson 19th Middlesex
Steven Ultrino 33rd Middlesex
Christine P. Barber 34th Middlesex
Maria Duaime Robinson 6th Middlesex
Tricia Farley-Bouvier 3rd Berkshire
Sean Garballey 23rd Middlesex
Bud L. Williams 11th Hampden
Mindy Domb 3rd Hampshire
David Henry Argosky LeBoeuf 17th Worcester
José F. Tosado 9th Hampden
Mike Connolly 26th Middlesex
Peter Capano 11th Essex
Michelle M. DuBois 10th Plymouth
Natalie M. Higgins 4th Worcester
Jon Santiago 9th Suffolk
Carlos González 10th Hampden

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