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The 193rd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Bill HD.4948 191st (2019 - 2020)

An Act relative to the powers of city and town officials during a public health emergency

By Mr. Vitolo of Brookline, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Tommy Vitolo and others for legislation to authorize cities and towns to impose limitations on the operation of businesses from the date of the emergency declaration issued by the Governor on March 10, 2020 until such time as the emergency declaration is rescinded. Municipalities and Regional Government.

Bill Information

Tommy Vitolo

Emergency Preamble

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to forthwith provide power to cities and towns to limit business activities during a state of emergency, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.

Docket History

Displaying 3 actions for Bill HD.4948
Date Branch Action
3/26/2020 House Referred to the committee on House Rules
4/6/2020 House Reported, referred to the committee on Joint Rules, reported, rules suspended and referred to the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government
1/5/2021 Senate No further action taken

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