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Date State Bill No. Title Outcome
July 30, 2018 MA H 4841 Authorizes New Tax Regulations and Insurance Requirements for Short-Term Rentals Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 8)
July 30, 2018 MA H 4841 Authorizes New Tax Regulations and Insurance Requirements for Short-Term Rentals Bill Passed - House (119 - 30)
June 7, 2018 MA H 4501 Authorizes Capital for State Life Sciences Capital Fund Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (33 - 5)
July 7, 2017 MA H 3800 Establishes State Budget for Fiscal Year 2018 Conference Report Adopted - Senate (36 - 2)
July 7, 2017 MA H 3800 Establishes State Budget for Fiscal Year 2018 Conference Report Adopted - House (140 - 9)
Jan. 14, 2010 MA S 2247 Education Law Amendments Conference Report Adopted - House (98 - 47)
Jan. 14, 2010 MA S 2247 Education Law Amendments Conference Report Adopted - Senate (23 - 12)
May 1, 2009 MA H 4101 2009-2010 Budget Bill Passed - House (137 - 19)
April 27, 2009 MA Sciortino Amdt Sales Tax Increase Amendment Adopted - House (108 - 51)
April 7, 2009 MA S 2024 Massachusetts Transportation Agency Consolidation Bill Passed - House (147 - 7)
July 29, 2008 MA S 2807 Election Day Voter Registration Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 5)
June 12, 2008 MA H 4554 Life-Science Bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate (31 - 7)
June 11, 2008 MA H 4554 Life-Science Bill Conference Report Adopted - House (142 - 15)
May 6, 2008 MA H 4645 Cigarette Tax Increase Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 6)
April 10, 2008 MA Garry and D'Amico Amendment: Removal of Cigarette Tax Increase Bill Failed - House (49 - 105)
April 10, 2008 MA H 4645 Cigarette Tax Increase Bill Passed - House (131 - 23)
March 20, 2008 MA H 4920 to 4307 Establishing and Regulating Casinos Amendment Adopted - House (106 - 48)
March 12, 2008 MA DeLeo Amdt Legislative Committee Chair Pay Raises Amendment Adopted - House (126 - 20)
Oct. 11, 2007 MA H 4282 2007-2008 Budget Amendments Bill Passed - House (126 - 18)
Sept. 27, 2007 MA Koutoujian Amendment Expanding Pension Fund Divestment to Any State with a History of Genocide Amendment Rejected - House (53 - 101)
Sept. 27, 2007 MA Jones Amendment Expanding Pension Fund Divestments to Any State Sponsor of Terrorism Amendment Rejected - House (32 - 124)
Sept. 27, 2007 MA S 2255 State Pension Fund Divestment from Sudan Bill Passed - House (154 - 2)
July 31, 2007 MA HB 2876 Sales Tax Holiday Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 4)
July 26, 2007 MA HB 2876 Sales Tax Holiday Bill Passed - House (145 - 8)
May 24, 2006 MA H 4479 MassHealth Immigrant Eligibility Veto Override Veto Override Passed - Senate (34 - 5)
May 24, 2006 MA Amdt 8 to SB 3 Sales Tax Holiday Amendment Adopted - Senate (23 - 16)
May 4, 2006 MA H 4479 Employer Contribution to Employee Health Care Veto Override Veto Override Passed - Senate (31 - 9)
May 4, 2006 MA H 4479 Employer Contribution to Employee Health Care Veto Override Veto Override Passed - Senate (37 - 2)
April 27, 2006 MA C Amdt "H" Local Education Funding Amendments Amendment Adopted - House (144 - 13)
April 25, 2006 MA H 4479 MassHealth Immigrant Eligibility Veto Override Veto Override Passed - House (137 - 20)
April 25, 2006 MA H 4479 MassHealth Immigrant Eligibility Veto Override Veto Override Passed - House (147 - 10)
April 25, 2006 MA H 4479 MassHealth Immigrant Eligibility Veto Override Veto Override Passed - House (137 - 19)
April 4, 2006 MA H 4479 Health Care Bill Conference Report Adopted - House (154 - 2)
Date No. Title Outcome
7/30 H 4841 Authorizes New Tax Regulations and Insurance Requirements for Short-Term Rentals Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 8)
7/30 H 4841 Authorizes New Tax Regulations and Insurance Requirements for Short-Term Rentals Bill Passed - House (119 - 30)
6/07 H 4501 Authorizes Capital for State Life Sciences Capital Fund Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (33 - 5)
7/07 H 3800 Establishes State Budget for Fiscal Year 2018 Conference Report Adopted - Senate (36 - 2)
7/07 H 3800 Establishes State Budget for Fiscal Year 2018 Conference Report Adopted - House (140 - 9)
1/14 S 2247 Education Law Amendments Conference Report Adopted - House (98 - 47)
1/14 S 2247 Education Law Amendments Conference Report Adopted - Senate (23 - 12)
5/01 H 4101 2009-2010 Budget Bill Passed - House (137 - 19)
4/27 Sciortino Amdt Sales Tax Increase Amendment Adopted - House (108 - 51)
4/07 S 2024 Massachusetts Transportation Agency Consolidation Bill Passed - House (147 - 7)
7/29 S 2807 Election Day Voter Registration Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 5)
6/12 H 4554 Life-Science Bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate (31 - 7)
6/11 H 4554 Life-Science Bill Conference Report Adopted - House (142 - 15)
5/06 H 4645 Cigarette Tax Increase Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 6)
4/10 Garry and D'Amico Amendment: Removal of Cigarette Tax Increase Bill Failed - House (49 - 105)
4/10 H 4645 Cigarette Tax Increase Bill Passed - House (131 - 23)
3/20 H 4920 to 4307 Establishing and Regulating Casinos Amendment Adopted - House (106 - 48)
3/12 DeLeo Amdt Legislative Committee Chair Pay Raises Amendment Adopted - House (126 - 20)
10/11 H 4282 2007-2008 Budget Amendments Bill Passed - House (126 - 18)
9/27 Koutoujian Amendment Expanding Pension Fund Divestment to Any State with a History of Genocide Amendment Rejected - House (53 - 101)
9/27 Jones Amendment Expanding Pension Fund Divestments to Any State Sponsor of Terrorism Amendment Rejected - House (32 - 124)
9/27 S 2255 State Pension Fund Divestment from Sudan Bill Passed - House (154 - 2)
7/31 HB 2876 Sales Tax Holiday Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 4)
7/26 HB 2876 Sales Tax Holiday Bill Passed - House (145 - 8)
5/24 H 4479 MassHealth Immigrant Eligibility Veto Override Veto Override Passed - Senate (34 - 5)
5/24 Amdt 8 to SB 3 Sales Tax Holiday Amendment Adopted - Senate (23 - 16)
5/04 H 4479 Employer Contribution to Employee Health Care Veto Override Veto Override Passed - Senate (31 - 9)
5/04 H 4479 Employer Contribution to Employee Health Care Veto Override Veto Override Passed - Senate (37 - 2)
4/27 C Amdt "H" Local Education Funding Amendments Amendment Adopted - House (144 - 13)
4/25 H 4479 MassHealth Immigrant Eligibility Veto Override Veto Override Passed - House (137 - 20)
4/25 H 4479 MassHealth Immigrant Eligibility Veto Override Veto Override Passed - House (147 - 10)
4/25 H 4479 MassHealth Immigrant Eligibility Veto Override Veto Override Passed - House (137 - 19)
4/04 H 4479 Health Care Bill Conference Report Adopted - House (154 - 2)

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