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The 192nd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Bill S.2918 191st (2019 - 2020)

An Act to guarantee housing stability during the COVID-19 emergency and recovery

Senate, October 5, 2020 -- The committee on Housing, to whom was referred the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2831) (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Patricia D. Jehlen, Sal N. DiDomenico, Jason M. Lewis, James B. Eldridge and other members of the General Court for legislation to guarantee housing stability during the COVID-19 emergency and recovery,- reports the accompanying bill (Senate, No. 2918). (Representatives DeCoste of Norwell and Crocker of Barnstable dissenting).

Bill Information

Sponsor:
Joint Committee on Housing
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 ongoing stabilization of the housing market for renters and homeowners during the COVID-19 emergency and recovery, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public safety and convenience.

Cosponsors/Original Petitioners

Name District/Address
Patricia D. Jehlen This sponsor is an original petitioner. * Second Middlesex
Sal N. DiDomenico This sponsor is an original petitioner. * Middlesex and Suffolk
Jason M. Lewis This sponsor is an original petitioner. * Fifth Middlesex
James B. Eldridge This sponsor is an original petitioner. * Middlesex and Worcester
Sonia Chang-Diaz This sponsor is an original petitioner. * Second Suffolk
Joanne M. Comerford This sponsor is an original petitioner. * Hampshire, Franklin and Worcester
Elizabeth A. Malia This sponsor is an original petitioner. * 11th Suffolk
Mike Connolly This sponsor is an original petitioner. * 26th Middlesex
Thomas M. Stanley This sponsor is an original petitioner. * 9th Middlesex
Rebecca L. Rausch This sponsor is an original petitioner. * Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex
Nick Collins This sponsor is an original petitioner. * First Suffolk
Anne M. Gobi This sponsor is an original petitioner. * Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire and Middlesex
James T. Welch This sponsor is an original petitioner. * Hampden
Harriette L. Chandler This sponsor is an original petitioner. * First Worcester
Joseph A. Boncore This sponsor is an original petitioner. * First Suffolk and Middlesex
Cindy F. Friedman This sponsor is an original petitioner. * Fourth Middlesex
Michael J. Barrett This sponsor is an original petitioner. * Third Middlesex
* — Sponsor is an original petitioner.

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