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The 193rd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Bill H.4718 191st (2019 - 2020)

An Act providing for a rent increase freeze in response to COVID-19

By Representatives Sabadosa of Northampton and Mark of Peru, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Lindsay N. Sabadosa, Paul W. Mark and others relative to rent freeze and rent control during the state and federal state of emergency declarations of March, 2020. Housing.

Bill Information

Lindsay N. Sabadosa , Paul W. Mark

Emergency Preamble

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to ensure residents of the Commonwealth are able to remain safely housed during the COVID-19 pandemic, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, safety, health and convenience.

Docket History

Displaying 9 actions for Bill HD.4956
Date Branch Action
3/30/2020 House Referred to the committee on House Rules
4/2/2020 House Reported, referred to the committee on Joint Rules, reported, rules suspended and referred to the committee on Housing
5/14/2020 Senate Senate concurred
5/15/2020 Joint Hearing scheduled for 05/21/2020 from 09:00 AM-04:00 PM in Written Testimony Only
6/11/2020 House Reporting date extended to Friday July 31, 2020, pending concurrence
7/2/2020 Senate Senate concurred
8/6/2020 House Reporting date extended to Saturday October 31, 2020, pending concurrence
10/29/2020 Senate Senate concurred
12/7/2020 House Accompanied a study order, see H5141

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