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  • Voice of the Fire Fighter
    Posted On: Jul 29, 2020

     VOICE OF THE FIRE FIGHTER

    Brothers & Sisters,                                                                                                            July 29, 2020

    Below is the most up-to-date information on HB 4860 An Act relative to justice, equity and accountability in law enforcement in the Commonwealth. 

    Included are the "Roll Call" votes for the following Amendments and final Bill to be engrossed

    Roll Call # 204 - Amendment # 11- Civil Service Commission 

                PASSED - 159 to 0

                LOCAL 718 SUPPORTED

    Roll Call # 208 - Amendment # 77 - Preponderance of Evidence

                REJECTED - 46 to 113

                LOCAL 718 OPPOSED

    Roll Call # 212 - Adoption of Consolidated "A"

                PASSED - 147 to 12

                LOCAL 718 SUPPORTED

                Contained Amendment #50, #79, #110, #129, #155

    Roll Call # 223 - Further Amendment to Consolidated "C"

                REJECTED - 72 to 87

                LOCAL 718 SUPPORTED

    Roll Call # 224 - Adoption of Consolidated "C"

                PASSED 115 to 44

                LOCAL 718 OPPOSED

                Contained Supported Amendments #157, #172, #173, #197, #204

    Roll Call # 226 - On Engrossment of HB4860

                PASSED - 93 to 66

                LOCAL 718   OPPOSED

    HB4860 has been redrafted as amended; the new draft is HB4886,

    SB2800/2820 and HB4860/4886 has now been referred to Conference Committee. The Conference Committee is made up of 3 conferees from each branch of the Legislature. The Senate Conferees are Sonia Chang-Diaz (D), William Brownsberger (D) and Bruce Tarr (R). The House Conferees are Claire Cronin (D), Carlos Gonzalez (D) and Timothy Whelan (R).

    We will monitor the progress of the Conference Committee and continue to update the membership.

    In Solidarity,

    Michael O’Reilly

    Marc Sanders

    Legislative Agents


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