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Bill S.2680 191st (Current)

An Act relative to municipal governance during the COVID-19 emergency

Senate, May 4, 2020 -- Text of the Senate Bill relative to municipal governance during the COVID-19 emergency (being the text of Senate, No. 2673, printed as amended)

Bill Information

Emergency Preamble

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to protect forthwith both public health and the viability of town meetings in the face of the state, national and global public health emergencies existing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public health and convenience.

Bill History

Displaying 20 actions for Bill S.2680
Date Branch Action
5/4/2020 Senate Text of S2673, printed as amended
5/4/2020 Senate Passed to be engrossed
5/7/2020 House Read; and referred to the committee on House Ways and Means
5/26/2020 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 4752
5/26/2020 House Referred to the committee on House Steering, Policy and Scheduling
5/26/2020 House Committee reported that the matter be placed in the Orders of the Day for the next sitting for a second reading, with the amendment pending
5/26/2020 House Rules suspended
5/26/2020 House Read second, amended (as recommended by the committee on House Ways and Means) and ordered to a third reading
5/26/2020 House Rules suspended
5/26/2020 House Read third and passed to be engrossed
6/1/2020 Senate Rules suspended
6/1/2020 Senate Senate concurred in the House amendment with a further amendment striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting in place thereof the text of S2733
6/2/2020 House Referred to the committee on Bills in the Third Reading
6/4/2020 House House concurred in the Senate further amendment with a still further amendment, striking all after the enacting clause and inserting in place thereof the text of H4777
6/4/2020 Senate Senate concurred in the House still further amendment
6/4/2020 House Emergency preamble adopted
6/4/2020 Senate Emergency preamble adopted
6/4/2020 House Enacted - 156 YEAS to 0 NAYS (See YEA and NAY in Supplement, No. 183)
6/4/2020 Senate Enacted and laid before the Governor
6/5/2020 Executive Signed by the Governor, Chapter 92 of the Acts of 2020

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