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The 192nd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Bill H.4769 191st (2019 - 2020)

An Act authorizing remote participation at representative town meetings due to the COVID-19 emergency

By Representatives Ciccolo of Lexington and Vitolo of Brookline, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Michelle L. Ciccolo, Tommy Vitolo and others relative to authorizing remote participation at representative town meetings due to the COVID-19 emergency. Municipalities and Regional Government.

Bill Information

Presenters:
Michelle L. Ciccolo , Tommy Vitolo

Emergency Preamble

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to protect both public health and the viability of town meetings in the face of the state, national, and global public health emergencies existing as a result of COVID-19 pandemic, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public health and convenience.

Cosponsors

Name District/Address
Michelle L. Ciccolo 15th Middlesex
Tommy Vitolo 15th Norfolk
Nika C. Elugardo 15th Suffolk
Sean Garballey 23rd Middlesex
David Paul Linsky 5th Middlesex
Michael J. Barrett Third Middlesex
John Barrett, III 1st Berkshire
Louis L. Kafka 8th Norfolk
William M. Straus 10th Bristol
Daniel R. Carey 2nd Hampshire
Tami L. Gouveia 14th Middlesex
David M. Rogers 24th Middlesex
Hannah Kane 11th Worcester
Michael J. Finn 6th Hampden
Richard M. Haggerty 30th Middlesex
Michael O. Moore Second Worcester

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