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The 192nd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Bill H.568 192nd (Current)

An Act to place a moratorium on high stakes testing for the duration of the COVID-19 state of emergency

By Representatives Decker of Cambridge and Whipps of Athol, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 568) of Marjorie C. Decker, Susannah M. Whipps and others for legislation to place a moratorium on certain elementary and secondary education testing during the COVID-19 state of emergency. Education.

Bill Information

Marjorie C. Decker , Susannah M. Whipps
Referred to Joint Committee on Education

Emergency Preamble

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purposes, which are to establish forthwith a moratorium on the administration of the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System and for associated graduation requirements and accountability measures, in response to the COVID-19 emergency, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.


Name District/Address
Marjorie C. Decker 25th Middlesex
Susannah M. Whipps 2nd Franklin
Maria Duaime Robinson 6th Middlesex
Lindsay N. Sabadosa 1st Hampshire
Colleen M. Garry 36th Middlesex
Mindy Domb 3rd Hampshire
Patrick Joseph Kearney 4th Plymouth
David Henry Argosky LeBoeuf 17th Worcester
Natalie M. Blais 1st Franklin
Edward R. Philips 8th Norfolk
William C. Galvin 6th Norfolk
Christina A. Minicucci 14th Essex
Tricia Farley-Bouvier 3rd Berkshire
Antonio F. D. Cabral 13th Bristol
Joanne M. Comerford Hampshire, Franklin and Worcester
Marcos A. Devers 16th Essex
Brian W. Murray 10th Worcester
Adam J. Scanlon 14th Bristol
Tami L. Gouveia 14th Middlesex
Michael P. Kushmerek 3rd Worcester
Carol A. Doherty 3rd Bristol

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