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The 193rd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Bill H.82 193rd (Current)

An Act relative to protecting the residents of the Commonwealth

By Representative Soter of Bellingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 82) of Michael J. Soter and others for legislation to protect residents of the Commonwealth from the threat posed by certain foreign adversaries using current or potential future social media companies. Advanced Information Technology, the Internet and Cybersecurity.

Bill Information

Presenter:
Michael J. Soter

Emergency Preamble

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to protect residents of the Commonwealth from the threat posed by certain foreign adversaries using current or potential future social media companies that those foreign adversaries control to surveil residents of the Commonwealth , therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public safety.

Docket History

Displaying 6 actions for Bill HD.260
Date Branch Action
2/16/2023 House Referred to the committee on Advanced Information Technology, the Internet and Cybersecurity
2/16/2023 Senate Senate concurred
7/5/2023 Joint Hearing scheduled for 07/13/2023 from 01:00 PM-05:00 PM in B-2
7/5/2023 Joint Hearing rescheduled to 07/13/2023 from 01:00 PM-05:00 PM in B-2
7/5/2023 Joint Hearing rescheduled to 07/13/2023 from 01:00 PM-05:00 PM in B-2
12/28/2023 Senate Accompanied a new draft, see S2539

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