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The 192nd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Bill H.4885 191st (2019 - 2020)

An Act authorizing the lease of Commonwealth property in the town of Oak Bluffs to the Martha's Vineyard Shellfish Group, Inc. for the property's continued use for shellfish propagation and other fisheries resources research and management activities

By Mr. Fernandes of Falmouth, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Dylan A. Fernandes that the commissioner of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance be authorized to lease a certain parcel of land to the Martha’s Vineyard Shellfish Group, Inc. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.

Bill Information

Dylan A. Fernandes

Emergency Preamble

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to authorize the lease of Commonwealth-owned property in the Town of Oak Bluffs to the Martha’s Vineyard Shellfish Group, Inc., a non-profit organization comprised of the six municipal shellfish departments on Martha’s Vineyard, to allow the continued use of the property and buildings thereon for the conduct of shellfish propagation and other fishery resource research and management activities, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.

Bill History

Displaying 13 actions for Bill H.4885
Date Branch Action
5/4/2020 House Referred to the committee on House Rules
5/7/2020 House Reported, referred to the committee on Joint Rules, reported, rules suspended and referred to the committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight
7/24/2020 Senate Senate concurred
8/7/2020 Joint Hearing scheduled for 08/12/2020 from 04:00 PM-05:00 PM in Written Testimony Only
8/20/2020 House Reporting date extended to Friday October 16, 2020, pending concurrence
9/10/2020 Senate Senate concurred
10/19/2020 House Bill reported favorably by committee and referred to the committee on House Ways and Means
12/22/2020 House Committee recommended ought to pass with an amendment, substituting therefor a bill, see H5211
12/22/2020 House Referred to the committee on House Steering, Policy and Scheduling with the amendment pending
12/22/2020 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
12/22/2020 House Rules suspended
12/22/2020 House Read second, amended (as recommended by the committee on House Ways and Means)
12/22/2020 House New draft substituted, see H5211

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