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The 193rd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Bill S.457 191st (2019 - 2020)

An Act to create a Merrimack River District Commission

By Ms. DiZoglio, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 457) of Diana DiZoglio, James M. Kelcourse, Edward J. Kennedy and David Allen Robertson for legislation to create a Merrimack River District Commission. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.

Bill Information

Diana DiZoglio

Emergency Preamble

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to immediately establish a working group commission related to the ongoing problem of Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) within the Merrimack River and its tributaries. The purpose of this commission is to address the health of the river, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public health.

Bill History

Displaying 8 actions for Bill S.457
Date Branch Action
1/22/2019 Senate Referred to the committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture
1/22/2019 House House concurred
3/26/2019 Joint Hearing scheduled for 04/02/2019 from 01:00 PM-05:00 PM in A-2
6/13/2019 Senate Bill reported favorably by committee and referred to the committee on Senate Ways and Means SJ 568.
8/5/2019 Senate Committee recommended ought to pass with an amendment, substituting a new draft, see S2309
8/5/2019 Senate Rules suspended
8/5/2019 Senate Read second SJ 693.
8/5/2019 Senate New draft substituted, see S2309 SJ 693.

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