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The 193rd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Bill H.5179 191st (2019 - 2020)

An Act providing for access to reproductive health services

Section 40 contained in the engrossed Bill making appropriations for the fiscal year 2021 for the maintenance of the departments, boards, commissions, institutions and certain activities of the commonwealth, for interest, sinking fund and serial bond requirements and for certain permanent improvements (see House, No. 5164), which had been returned by His Excellency the Governor with recommendation of amendment (for message, see Attachment C of House, No. 5190). December 14, 2020.

Bill Information

Emergency Preamble

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to establish forthwith access to reproductive health services, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public health.

Bill History

Displaying 19 actions for Bill H.5179
Date Branch Action
12/14/2020 House Enacted as section 40 of the General Appropriation Bill, see H5164
12/14/2020 House Governor returned to the House with recommendation of amendment
12/14/2020 House For message, see H5190, Attachment C
12/14/2020 House Referred to the committee on House Bills in the Third Reading
12/16/2020 House Order adopted, see H5201
12/16/2020 House Bills in the Third Reading special report accepted
12/16/2020 House Governors amendment rejected - 49 YEAS to 107 NAYS (See YEA and NAY in Supplement, No. 293)
12/16/2020 House Amendment 2 rejected - 34 YEAS to 120 NAYS (See YEA and NAY in Supplement, No. 294)
12/18/2020 Senate Rules suspended
12/18/2020 Senate Governor's amendment rejected -see Roll Call #307 (8 Yeas to 32 Nays)
12/22/2020 House Emergency preamble adopted
12/22/2020 Senate Emergency preamble adopted
12/22/2020 House Re-enacted - 107 YEAS to 50 NAYS (See YEA and NAY in Supplement, No. 317)
12/22/2020 Senate Re-enacted and again laid before the Governor
12/24/2020 Executive Governor returned to the House with veto
12/24/2020 House For message, see H5216
12/28/2020 House Passed over veto - 107 YEAS to 46 NAYS (See YEA and NAY in Supplement, No. 374)
12/29/2020 Senate Passed over veto -see Roll Call #372 (Yeas 32 to Nays 8)
1/4/2021 Executive Chapter 263 of the Acts of 2020

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