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The 193rd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Bill S.864 193rd (Current)

An Act promoting access to counsel and housing stability in Massachusetts

By Mr. DiDomenico, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 864) of Sal N. DiDomenico, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr., Jack Patrick Lewis, Brian M. Ashe and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote housing stability and homelessness prevention through a right to counsel pilot program in Massachusetts in response to the COVID-emergency. Housing.

Bill Information

Presenter:
Sal N. DiDomenico
Status:
Referred to Joint Committee on Housing

Emergency Preamble

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to establish forthwith a statewide access to counsel program for evictions to promote housing stability and prevent homelessness and, to respond to a housing emergency that the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated, and whereas, evictions lead to homelessness, housing instability, overcrowding, displacement, diminished economic opportunity, and disruption of schooling for children, all of which are associated with negative health, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public safety.

Bill History

Displaying 6 actions for Bill S.864
Date Branch Action
2/16/2023 Senate Referred to the committee on Housing
2/16/2023 House House concurred
9/11/2023 Joint Hearing scheduled for 09/27/2023 from 01:00 PM-05:00 PM in B-1
3/4/2024 House Reporting date extended to Friday April 12, 2024, pending concurrence
3/5/2024 Senate Senate concurred
4/16/2024 House Reporting date extended to Wednesday July 10, 2024, pending concurrence

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