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The 193rd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Bill HD.5014 191st (2019 - 2020)

An Act to enact emergency financial protections and forebearance for consumers and small business during the COVID-19 pandemic

By Mr. Murphy of Weymouth, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of James M. Murphy and others relative to emergency financial protections and forebearance for consumers and small business during the COVID-19 pandemic. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.

Bill Information

James M. Murphy

Emergency Preamble

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to establish forthwith a Moratorium on debt collection during the Governor’s COVID 19 emergency declaration, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, safety, health and convenience.


Name District/Address
James M. Murphy 4th Norfolk
Nika C. Elugardo 15th Suffolk
Maria Duaime Robinson 6th Middlesex
Christine P. Barber 34th Middlesex
Richard M. Haggerty 30th Middlesex
RoseLee Vincent 16th Suffolk
Diana DiZoglio First Essex
Michael J. Finn 6th Hampden
Danielle W. Gregoire 4th Middlesex
Kenneth I. Gordon 21st Middlesex
Tricia Farley-Bouvier 3rd Berkshire
Kevin G. Honan 17th Suffolk
Claire D. Cronin 11th Plymouth
Tackey Chan 2nd Norfolk
David Paul Linsky 5th Middlesex
Jay D. Livingstone 8th Suffolk
Aaron Vega 5th Hampden
Timothy R. Whelan 1st Barnstable
John C. Velis 4th Hampden
Adrian C. Madaro 1st Suffolk
Michael S. Day 31st Middlesex
Elizabeth A. Poirier 14th Bristol
Lori A. Ehrlich 8th Essex
Louis L. Kafka 8th Norfolk
Paul McMurtry 11th Norfolk
Stephan Hay 3rd Worcester
Tram T. Nguyen 18th Essex
James Arciero 2nd Middlesex
David Henry Argosky LeBoeuf 17th Worcester
Carolyn C. Dykema 8th Middlesex
William M. Straus 10th Bristol
Thomas A. Golden, Jr. 16th Middlesex
Kay Khan 11th Middlesex
Thomas M. Stanley 9th Middlesex
Antonio F. D. Cabral 13th Bristol
Andres X. Vargas 3rd Essex
Joseph W. McGonagle, Jr. 28th Middlesex
Jon Santiago 9th Suffolk
Peter Capano 11th Essex
Josh S. Cutler 6th Plymouth
Natalie M. Higgins 4th Worcester
David T. Vieira 3rd Barnstable
Mindy Domb 3rd Hampshire
Bruce J. Ayers 1st Norfolk
Paul W. Mark 2nd Berkshire
Lindsay N. Sabadosa 1st Hampshire
Elizabeth A. Malia 11th Suffolk
Brian W. Murray 10th Worcester
Tommy Vitolo 15th Norfolk
Daniel J. Hunt 13th Suffolk
Carmine Lawrence Gentile 13th Middlesex
Bradley H. Jones, Jr. 20th Middlesex

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