Tuesday, July 28, 2020

"The six-member conference committee negotiators have four days to get the consensus bill to Gov. Charlie Baker"

From CommonWealth Magazine we share an article of interest for Franklin:
"TWO MEMBERS of the Black and Latino Legislative Caucus will be part of the group that will hammer out differences between the House and Senate versions of police reform legislation. 
Springfield Democrat Rep. Carlos Gonzalez, who chairs the Black and Latino Legislative Caucus, will be joined by Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz of Jamaica Plain, who is the sole member of the caucus in the Senate. The other four participants are Sen. William Brownsberger of Belmont and Republican Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr of Gloucester, along with Reps. Claire Cronin of Easton, who co-chairs the Judiciary Committee, and Rep. Timothy Whelan, a Brewster Republican who voted against the bill. The Senate bill passed 30-7, and the House bill was approved by a margin of 93-66."
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The House bill  https://malegislature.gov/Bills/191/H4860

The Senate bill  https://malegislature.gov/Bills/191/S2820

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