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The 193rd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Bill H.1521 192nd (2021 - 2022)

An Act to improve access to justice during the COVID-19 state of emergency

By Mr. Day of Stoneham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1521) of Michael S. Day and others for legislation to improve access to justice during the COVID-19 state of emergency. The Judiciary.

Bill Information

Michael S. Day

Emergency Preamble

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to ease congestion in the Massachusetts District Court systems, promote judicial efficiency and protect civil rights during the Governor’s COVID-19 emergency declaration, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public safety and convenience.

Bill History

Displaying 4 actions for Bill H.1521
Date Branch Action
3/29/2021 House Referred to the committee on The Judiciary
3/29/2021 Senate Senate concurred
10/6/2021 Joint Hearing scheduled for 10/12/2021 from 10:00 AM-03:00 PM in Virtual Hearing
6/9/2022 House Accompanied a study order, see H4844

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