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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Bill S.2820 191st (Current)

An Act to reform police standards and shift resources to build a more equitable, fair and just commonwealth that values Black lives and communities of color

Senate, July 14, 2020 -- Text of the Senate Bill to reform police standards and shift resources to build a more equitable, fair and just commonwealth that values Black lives and communities of color (being the text of Senate, No. 2800, printed as amended)

Bill Information

Emergency Preamble

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to forthwith reform police standards and shift resources to build a more equitable, fair and just commonwealth that values Black lives and communities of color of which is immediately necessary to carry out those appropriations or to accomplish other important public purposes, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public safety.

Bill History

Displaying 18 actions for Bill S.2820
Date Branch Action
7/14/2020 Senate Text of S2800, printed as amended
7/14/2020 Senate Passed to be engrossed
7/15/2020 House Read; and referred to the committee on House Ways and Means
7/20/2020 House Committee recommended ought to pass with an amendment, striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting in place thereof the text contained in House document numbered 4860
7/20/2020 House Referred to the committee on House Steering, Policy and Scheduling with the amendment pending
7/20/2020 House Committee reported that the matter be placed in the Orders of the Day for the next sitting for a second reading, with the amendment pending
7/20/2020 House Rules suspended
7/20/2020 House Read second, amended (as recommended by the committee on House Ways and Means) and ordered to a third reading
7/20/2020 House Order adopted, see H4861
7/22/2020 House Read third
7/24/2020 House For amendments, see H4886
7/24/2020 House Passed to be engrossed - 93 YEAS to 66 NAYS (See YEA and NAY in Supplement, No. 226)
7/27/2020 Senate Rules suspended
7/27/2020 Senate Senate NON-concurred in the House amendment
7/27/2020 Senate Committee on conference (Brownsberger - Chang-Diaz - Tarr) appointed
7/27/2020 House Rules suspended
7/27/2020 House House insisted on its amendment
7/27/2020 House Committee of conference appointed (Cronin-Gonzalez-Whelan), in concurrence

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