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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Bill S.2785 191st (Current)

An Act promoting housing stability and homelessness prevention through a right to counsel pilot program in Massachusetts in response to the COVID-emergency

By Mr. DiDomenico, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2785) (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Sal N. DiDomenico, Patricia D. Jehlen, Brendan P. Crighton, Denise Provost and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote housing stability and homelessness prevention through a right to counsel pilot program in Massachusetts in response to the COVID-emergency. Housing.

Bill Information

Presenter:
Sal N. DiDomenico
Status:
Referred to Senate Committee on Ways and Means

Emergency Preamble

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to establish forthwith a statewide right to counsel pilot program for evictions to promote housing stability and prevent homelessness in response to the COVID-19 emergency and upon the lifting of the eviction moratorium, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public safety.

Bill History

Displaying 6 actions for Bill S.2785
Date Branch Action
6/11/2020 Senate Referred to the committee on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently
6/22/2020 Senate Rules suspended
6/22/2020 Senate Referred to the committee on Housing
6/25/2020 House House concurred
7/7/2020 Joint Hearing scheduled for 07/10/2020 from 09:00 AM-04:00 PM in Written Testimony Only
7/16/2020 Senate Bill reported favorably by committee and referred to the committee on Senate Ways and Means

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