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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1160         FILED ON: 1/16/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2817


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Bradford Hill and Bruce E. Tarr


To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to the opening meeting law.






Bradford Hill

4th Essex

Bruce E. Tarr

First Essex and Middlesex

Elizabeth A. Poirier

14th Bristol

Sheila C. Harrington

1st Middlesex

Richard J. Ross

Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex

Josh S. Cutler

6th Plymouth

HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1160        FILED ON: 1/16/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2817

By Mr. Hill of Ipswich and Senator Tarr, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2817) of Bradford Hill, Bruce E. Tarr and others for legislation to make the General Court subject to the open meeting law.  State Administration and Regulatory Oversight. 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts


In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen



An Act relative to the opening meeting law.

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

              SECTION 18 of chapter 30A of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended in the definition of "Public Body", by striking the phrase "the general court or the committees or recess committees thereof".

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