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The 193rd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Bill H.178 192nd (2021 - 2022)

An Act to ensure the equitable empowerment of minority-owned businesses within communities disproportionately Impacted by the failed war on drugs

By Mr. Santiago of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 178) of Jon Santiago and others for legislation to establish a cannabis community empowerment fund to offer low- or no-interest loans to certain minority-owned businesses. Cannabis Policy.

Bill Information

Jon Santiago

Emergency Preamble

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to establish forthwith equitable economic opportunities for minority-owned businesses in communities disproportionally impacted by the failed war on drugs, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.

Bill History

Displaying 4 actions for Bill H.178
Date Branch Action
3/29/2021 House Referred to the committee on Cannabis Policy
3/29/2021 Senate Senate concurred
6/8/2021 Joint Hearing scheduled for 06/15/2021 from 11:00 AM-02:00 PM in Virtual Hearing
2/9/2022 House Accompanied a new draft, see H4440

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