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The 193rd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Bill H.5181 191st (2019 - 2020)

An Act providing for eviction protections during the COVID-19 pandemic emergency

Sections 79, 80, 88 and 103 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 E 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 provide forthwith for eviction protections during the COVID-19 pandemic emergency, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public safety, health and convenience.

Bill History

Displaying 14 actions for Bill H.5181
Date Branch Action
12/14/2020 House Enacted as sections 79, 80, 88 and 103 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 E
12/14/2020 House Referred to the committee on House Bills in the Third Reading
12/22/2020 House Bills in the Third Reading special report accepted
12/22/2020 House Governors amendment rejected - 30 YEAS to 127 NAYS (See YEA and NAY in Supplement, No. 296)
12/22/2020 House Rules suspended
12/22/2020 Senate Rules suspended
12/22/2020 Senate Governors amendment rejected
12/23/2020 House Emergency preamble adopted
12/23/2020 Senate Emergency preamble adopted
12/23/2020 House Re-enacted
12/23/2020 Senate Again enacted and again laid before the Governor
12/31/2020 Executive Signed by the Governor, Chapter 257 of the Acts of 2020

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