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The 193rd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Bill S.2645 191st (2019 - 2020)

An Act providing for virtual notarization to address challenges related to COVID-19

Senate, April 21, 2020– Text of the Senate Bill providing for virtual notarization to address challenges related to COVID-19 (being the text of Senate, No. 2542, printed as amended)

Bill Information

Emergency Preamble

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to forthwith make certain changes in law to authorize virtual notarization, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.

Bill History

Displaying 15 actions for Bill S.2645
Date Branch Action
4/21/2020 Senate Text of S2642, printed as amended
4/21/2020 Senate Passed to be engrossed
4/21/2020 House Read; and referred to the committee on House Ways and Means
4/23/2020 House Committee recommended ought to pass with an amendment, striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting in place thereof the text contained in House document numbered 4668
4/23/2020 House Rules suspended
4/23/2020 House Read second, amended (as recommended by the committee on House Ways and Means) and ordered to a third reading
4/23/2020 House Rules suspended
4/23/2020 Senate Rules suspended
4/23/2020 Senate Senate concurred in the House amendment
4/23/2020 House Emergency preamble adopted
4/23/2020 Senate Emergency preamble adopted
4/23/2020 House Enacted
4/23/2020 Senate Enacted and laid before the Governor
4/23/2020 House Read third and passed to be engrossed
4/23/2020 Executive Signed by the Governor, Chapter 71 of the Acts of 2020

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