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The 193rd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Bill HD.5001 191st (2019 - 2020)

An Act protecting Commonwealth students’ fundamental right to an education

By Mr. Kearney of Scituate, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Patrick Joseph Kearney and Nika C. Elugardo that internet service providers make broadband and data services available free-of-charge for all students. Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.

Bill Information

Patrick Joseph Kearney

Emergency Preamble

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to ensure the students of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts have a constitutional right to an education which has been endangered by COVID-19, and whereas the state has an obligation to protect this fundamental freedom at all times but particularly during a state of emergency, 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 3 actions for Bill HD.5001
Date Branch Action
4/9/2020 House Referred to the committee on House Rules
4/15/2020 House Reported, referred to the committee on Joint Rules, reported, rules suspended and referred to the committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies
1/5/2021 Senate No further action taken

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