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The 192nd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Bill S.2786 191st (2019 - 2020)

An Act relative to protecting our public higher education system during the COVID-19 pandemic

By Ms. Gobi, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2786) (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Anne M. Gobi, Maria Duaime Robinson, Mindy Domb, Patricia D. Jehlen and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to protecting our public higher education system during the COVID-19 pandemic. Higher Education.

Bill Information

Anne M. Gobi
Referred to Senate Committee on Ways and Means

Emergency Preamble

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purposes, which are to protect forthwith both the public health and the viability of the Commonwealth's public higher education sector 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.


Name District/Address
Anne M. Gobi Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire and Middlesex
Maria Duaime Robinson 6th Middlesex
Mindy Domb 3rd Hampshire
Patricia D. Jehlen Second Middlesex
Ruth B. Balser 12th Middlesex
Jeffrey N. Roy 10th Norfolk
Marc R. Pacheco First Plymouth and Bristol
Susannah M. Whipps 2nd Franklin
Marcos A. Devers 16th Essex
Stephan Hay 3rd Worcester
Lindsay N. Sabadosa 1st Hampshire
Steven Ultrino 33rd Middlesex
RoseLee Vincent 16th Suffolk
Aaron Vega 5th Hampden
John C. Velis 4th Hampden
Joanne M. Comerford Hampshire, Franklin and Worcester
Patrick M. O'Connor Plymouth and Norfolk
Paul McMurtry 11th Norfolk
Tackey Chan 2nd Norfolk
Christine P. Barber 34th Middlesex
James K. Hawkins 2nd Bristol
Linda Dean Campbell 15th Essex
Brendan P. Crighton Third Essex
Brian M. Ashe 2nd Hampden
Antonio F. D. Cabral 13th Bristol
Paul W. Mark 2nd Berkshire
Tram T. Nguyen 18th Essex
Jason M. Lewis Fifth Middlesex
Sal N. DiDomenico Middlesex and Suffolk
Julian Cyr Cape and Islands
Mike Connolly 26th Middlesex
Tommy Vitolo 15th Norfolk
Tami L. Gouveia 14th Middlesex
Natalie M. Higgins 4th Worcester
Thomas M. Stanley 9th Middlesex
James T. Welch Hampden
Michelle L. Ciccolo 15th Middlesex
Nika C. Elugardo 15th Suffolk

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