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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Bill S.2800 191st (Current)

An Act to reform police standards and shift resources to build a more equitable, fair and just commonwealth that values Black lives and communities of color

Bill Information

Sponsor:
Senate Committee on Ways and Means

Emergency Preamble

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to forthwith reform police standards and shift resources to build a more equitable, fair and just commonwealth that values Black lives and communities of color of which is immediately necessary to carry out those appropriations or to accomplish other important public purposes, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public safety.

Bill History

Date Branch Action
7/6/2020 Senate Reported from the committee on Senate Ways and Means
7/6/2020 Senate Reported on a part of H4398
7/6/2020 Senate Read
7/6/2020 Senate Order relative to subject matter adopted
7/9/2020 Senate Read second
7/9/2020 Senate Motion to lay on the table pending and postponed to the next session
7/10/2020 Senate Motion to lay on the table negatived
7/10/2020 Senate Motion to lay on the table pending and postponed to the next session
7/11/2020 Senate Motion to lay on the table negatived
7/11/2020 Senate Motion to print amendments in the calendar (under Senate Rule 31)
7/13/2020 Senate Amendment #3 (Creem) rejected
7/13/2020 Senate Amendment #7 (Tarr) adopted -see Roll Call #212 (Yeas 39 to Nays 0)
7/13/2020 Senate Amendment #9 (Tarr) adopted -see Roll Call #213 (Yeas 39 to Nays 0)
7/13/2020 Senate Amendment #12 (Tarr) rejected
7/13/2020 Senate Amendment #13 (Tarr) rejected
7/13/2020 Senate Amendment #14 (Tarr) adopted
7/13/2020 Senate Amendment #15 (Tarr) rejected
7/13/2020 Senate Amendment #16 (Chandler) adopted -see Roll Call #214 (Yeas 40 to Nays 0)
7/13/2020 Senate Amendment #19 (Tarr) rejected
7/13/2020 Senate Amendment #30 (Chandler) adopted
7/13/2020 Senate Amendment #33 (Lovely) adopted
7/13/2020 Senate Amendment #34 (Lovely) adopted
7/13/2020 Senate Amendment #36 (Friedman) adopted
7/13/2020 Senate Amendment #38 (Barrett) adopted
7/13/2020 Senate Amendment #39 (Boncore) adopted -see Roll Call #215 (Yeas 40 to Nays 0)

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