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The 193rd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Bill H.2125 192nd (2021 - 2022)

An Act helping overdosing persons in emergencies

By Representative Pignatelli of Lenox and Senator Lovely, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2125) of Smitty Pignatelli, Joan B. Lovely and others relative to requirements and procedures necessary for first responders to provide urgent help to persons overdosing from opioids. Mental Health, Substance Use and Recovery.

Bill Information

Presenters:
Smitty Pignatelli , Joan B. Lovely

Emergency Preamble

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to authorize forthwith certain requirements and procedures necessary for first responders to provide urgent help to persons at risk of serious and deadly harm from opioids and opioid overdose, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public health.

Bill History

Displaying 11 actions for Bill H.2125
Date Branch Action
3/29/2021 House Referred to the committee on Mental Health, Substance Use and Recovery
3/29/2021 Senate Senate concurred
9/22/2021 Joint Hearing scheduled for 10/25/2021 from 01:00 PM-05:00 PM in Virtual Hearing
2/9/2022 House Reporting date extended to Monday May 9, 2022, pending concurrence
3/24/2022 Senate Senate concurred
5/12/2022 House Reporting date extended to Tuesday May 31, 2022, pending concurrence
5/26/2022 Senate Senate concurred
6/2/2022 House Reporting date extended to Thursday June 2, 2022, pending concurrence
6/2/2022 Senate Senate concurred
6/8/2022 House Reported favorably by committee and referred to the committee on Health Care Financing
9/22/2022 House Accompanied a study order, see H5281

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