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The 193rd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Bill H.4235 193rd (Current)

An Act protecting against attempts to ban, remove, or restrict library access to materials

By Representative Saunders of Belchertown, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Aaron L. Saunders and others for legislation to further regulate access to certain library materials. Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development.

Bill Information

Aaron L. Saunders

Emergency Preamble

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purposes, which are to protect against attempts to ban, remove or restrict library access to materials, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.

Docket History

Displaying 9 actions for Bill HD.4443
Date Branch Action
7/17/2023 House Referred to the committee on House Rules
12/26/2023 House Reported, referred to the committee on Joint Rules, reported, rules suspended and referred to the committee on Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development
12/28/2023 Senate Senate concurred
1/10/2024 Joint Hearing scheduled for 01/19/2024 from 09:00 AM-05:00 PM in Written Testimony Only
2/8/2024 House Reporting date extended to Saturday June 1, 2024, pending concurrence
4/11/2024 Senate Senate concurred
6/5/2024 House Reporting date extended to Friday June 28, 2024, pending concurrence
6/13/2024 Senate Senate concurred
7/2/2024 Senate Accompanied a new draft, see S2839

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