Good afternoon MMLA Members –
Moments ago, Gov. Maura Healey signed into law a FY23 supplemental budget package (becoming Chapter 2 of the Acts of 2023) that includes an extension of certain COVID-19 relief measures including authority for public bodies, agencies and commissions, as well as Town Meetings, to hold meetings remotely until March 31, 2025, which is currently set to expire at the end of this month. As previously reported, an emergency preamble was added the bill prior to its enactment in each branch which gives immediate effect to its provisions.
A copy of the signed parchment is available here for your reference.
MMLA has been actively involved throughout the legislative process advocating for these changes including most recently outreach to the Governor’s office. Thanks to our Legislative Chair and all of you who contacted your legislators and the Governor’s office urging support of these critically important measures.
Onward and upward!
Matthew G. Feher, Esq.President
Massachusetts Municipal Lawyers Association, Inc.