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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Bill S.2640 191st (Current)

An Act to provide liability protections for health care workers and facilities during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Senate, April 16, 2020 -- The committee on Senate Ways and Means to whom was referred the Senate Bill to provide liability protections for health care workers and facilities during the COVID-19 Pandemic (Senate, No. 2635), - reported, in part, a "Bill to provide liability protections for health care workers and facilities during the COVID-19 Pandemic." (Senate, No. 2640)

Bill Information

Sponsor:
Senate Committee on Ways and Means

Emergency Preamble

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purposes, which are to make certain changes in law in response to a public health emergency, each of which is immediately necessary to carry out to accomplish important public purposes, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public health and convenience.

Bill History

Displaying 14 actions for Bill S.2640
Date Branch Action
4/16/2020 Senate Reported from the committee on Senate Ways and Means
4/16/2020 Senate Reported on a part of S2635
4/16/2020 Senate Bill reported favorably by committee
4/16/2020 Senate Rules suspended
4/16/2020 Senate Read second
4/16/2020 Senate Amendment #1 (Chang-Diaz) rejected
4/16/2020 Senate Ordered to a third reading
4/16/2020 Senate Read third and passed to be engrossed
4/17/2020 House Read, rules suspended, read second, ordered to a third reading, rules suspended, read third and passed to be engrossed
4/17/2020 House Emergency preamble adopted
4/17/2020 Senate Emergency preamble adopted
4/17/2020 House Enacted
4/17/2020 Senate Enacted and laid before the Governor
4/17/2020 Executive Singed by the Governor, Chapter 64 of the Acts of 2020

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