Monday, June 29, 2015

Rep Jeff Roy: What's happening in the district - June 2015 newsletter

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Newspapers to publish legal notices on the web

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The Massachusetts House of Representatives passed a history-making bill that will require newspapers to publish legal notices on the Web. The bill, H 1566, "An Act Concerning Electronic Publication of Certain Legal Notices," was one that I sponsored with help from the Massachusetts Newspaper Publishers Association
For centuries, public notices only appeared in print. But as we well know readership of print papers has taken a sharp decline. At the same time, overall readership of newspapers has been on the rise because of the Internet and online access. It's time that public notices take part in this increased readership.

During the debate, I had the opportunity to deliver my maiden speech on the House floor.You can view the video by clicking here or on the image above, and photos by clicking hereThe House voted 153-0 in favor of the legislation. The bill now goes to the Senate.

As always, I thank you for he opportunity to serve and I urge you to contact me with any questions about the bill or any other matter.

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