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The 193rd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Bill S.2603 192nd (2021 - 2022)

An Act further regulating hen welfare and establishing uniform cage-free standards

Senate, December 20, 2021 -- Report of the committee of conference on the disagreeing votes of the two branches with reference to the House amendment to the Senate Bill upgrading hen welfare and establishing uniform cage-free standards (Senate, No. 2481) (amended by the House by striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting in place thereof the text of House document numbered 4194; by inserting an emergency preamble and striking out the title and inserting a new title),-- reports, a “Bill further regulating hen welfare and establishing uniform cage-free standards (Senate, No. 2603).

Bill Information

Hen welfare and establishing uniform cage-free standards

Emergency Preamble

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to ensure hen welfare and establish uniform cage-free standards, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.

Bill History

Displaying 13 actions for Bill S.2603
Date Branch Action
12/20/2021 Senate Reported from the committee of conference
12/20/2021 Senate Reported on S2481
12/20/2021 Senate Rules suspended
12/20/2021 Senate Committee of conference report accepted
12/20/2021 House Referred to the committee on House Steering, Policy and Scheduling
12/20/2021 House Committee reported that the matter be placed in the Orders of the Day for the next sitting, the question being on acceptance
12/20/2021 House Rules suspended
12/20/2021 House Committee of conference report accepted, in concurrence
12/20/2021 House Emergency preamble adopted
12/20/2021 Senate Emergency preamble adopted
12/20/2021 House Enacted
12/20/2021 Senate Enacted and laid before the Governor
12/22/2021 Executive Signed by the Governor, Chapter 108 of the Acts of 2021

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