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The 193rd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Bill S.2785 191st (2019 - 2020)

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

Sal N. DiDomenico
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.


Name District/Address
Sal N. DiDomenico Middlesex and Suffolk
Patricia D. Jehlen Second Middlesex
Brendan P. Crighton Third Essex
Denise Provost 27th Middlesex
Maria Duaime Robinson 6th Middlesex
Christine P. Barber 34th Middlesex
Kevin G. Honan 17th Suffolk
Marcos A. Devers 16th Essex
Bud L. Williams 11th Hampden
Mike Connolly 26th Middlesex
Daniel J. Ryan 2nd Suffolk
Joanne M. Comerford Hampshire, Franklin and Worcester
James T. Welch Hampden
Smitty Pignatelli 4th Berkshire
Lindsay N. Sabadosa 1st Hampshire
Joseph W. McGonagle, Jr. 28th Middlesex
Adrian C. Madaro 1st Suffolk
Thomas M. Stanley 9th Middlesex
Peter Capano 11th Essex
Adam G. Hinds Berkshire, Hampshire, Franklin and Hampden
José F. Tosado 9th Hampden
Michael J. Barrett Third Middlesex
Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr. 12th Hampden
Kay Khan 11th Middlesex
Jason M. Lewis Fifth Middlesex
Nick Collins First Suffolk
David Paul Linsky 5th Middlesex
Natalie M. Higgins 4th Worcester
Kenneth I. Gordon 21st Middlesex
Paul W. Mark 2nd Berkshire
Elizabeth A. Malia 11th Suffolk
Mary S. Keefe 15th Worcester
Liz Miranda 5th Suffolk
Frank A. Moran 17th Essex
Nika C. Elugardo 15th Suffolk
Marjorie C. Decker 25th Middlesex
Tami L. Gouveia 14th Middlesex
Sonia Chang-Diaz Second Suffolk
Tommy Vitolo 15th Norfolk
Jonathan Hecht 29th Middlesex
James B. Eldridge Middlesex and Worcester
Ruth B. Balser 12th Middlesex
RoseLee Vincent 16th Suffolk
Kate Lipper-Garabedian 32nd Middlesex
Natalie M. Blais 1st Franklin
Mindy Domb 3rd Hampshire
Susannah M. Whipps 2nd Franklin
Chynah Tyler 7th Suffolk
Daniel R. Carey 2nd Hampshire

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