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The 193rd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Bill H.4729 191st (2019 - 2020)

An Act suspending student loan debt due to the COVID-19 emergency

By Ms. Domb of Amherst, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Mindy Domb and others for legislation to suspend payment and collection of student loan payments provided for post-secondary education or vocational training during the COVID-19 emergency declaration and to designate certain outstanding bonds used to fund said loans as general obligation bonds. Higher Education.

Bill Information

Mindy Domb

Emergency Preamble

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to establish forthwith debt relief for student loans issued by the commonwealth, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.

Docket History

Displaying 6 actions for Bill HD.4961
Date Branch Action
3/30/2020 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 Higher Education
5/18/2020 Senate Senate concurred
6/9/2020 Joint Hearing scheduled for 06/10/2020 from 09:00 AM-05:00 PM in Written Testimony Only
6/9/2020 Joint Location Changed - Hearing scheduled for 06/10/2020 from 09:00 AM-05:00 PM in Written Testimony Only
10/8/2020 House Accompanied a study order, see H5026

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