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The 193rd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Bill S.2654 191st (2019 - 2020)

An Act establishing vote by mail in 2020

By Ms. Rausch, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2654) (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Rebecca L. Rausch, Adrian C. Madaro, Adam G. Hinds, Nika C. Elugardo and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish vote by mail in 2020. Election Laws.

Bill Information

Rebecca L. Rausch

Emergency Preamble

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to safeguard the right to vote during the unprecedented COVID-19 public health crisis, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public safety and health.

Docket History

Displaying 8 actions for Bill SD.2912
Date Branch Action
4/16/2020 Senate Referred to the committee on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently
4/21/2020 Senate Rules suspended
4/21/2020 Senate Referred to the committee on Election Laws
4/23/2020 House House concurred
4/30/2020 House Reporting date extended to Friday June 26, 2020, pending concurrence
5/11/2020 Senate Senate concurred
5/11/2020 Joint Hearing scheduled for 05/14/2020 from 01:00 PM-05:00 PM in Virtual Hearing
6/1/2020 House Accompanied a new draft, see H4762

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