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After years of fighting to keep the bill alive, I’m pleased to tell you that the Massachusetts MGM bill will be heard by the committee at a public hearing on March 2nd, at 1 PM in Room A-1 of the State House.  This is a major accomplishment for MGM bill and men's rights to choose circumcision (or not) for themselves!  If you are pro-choice, please consider attending this public hearing on Tuesday, March 2nd, at 1 PM in Room A-1 of the State House.

The chart below tracks the current status of the Massachusetts MGM Bill (S. 1777) sponsored by
Senator Michael Morrissey on behalf of Charles A. Antonelli as it moves through the state legislative process.


For a brief history of the Massachusetts MGM Bill, please visit our history page.



January 9, 2007

Amended bill proposal is resubmitted to each member of the Massachusetts 185th General Court by Charles A. Antonelli.



January 10, 2007

 Senate sponsor is found and bill is filed with the Senate Clerk's office. Clerk assigns tracking number (Senate Docket #1348), bill number (Senate, No. 966) and study committee (Joint Committee on the Judiciary).



March 4, 2008

Joint Committee on the Judiciary holds public hearing on Senate, No. 966 and issues a follow-up study order on May 1st to allow more time for study.



January 14, 2009

Bill is refiled for the 2009-10 session, renumbered (Senate, No. 1777), retitled, and is again referred to the Joint Committee on the Judiciary.


The Massachusetts MGM Bill is now in the hands of the Joint Committee on the Judiciary, where it will be scheduled for a public hearing and committee vote.



House and Senate Floor

If the Joint Committee on the Judiciary approves the bill by majority vote, it will proceed to the House and Senate floor for a debate and vote by all sitting members. Differing versions will be resolved by a Conference Committee and the process will repeat.



Governor's Signature

If both the House and Senate approve the bill by majority vote, it will be forwarded to Governor Deval Patrick for signature.



Enactment, Implementation, and Enforcement

If the Governor signs the bill, it will be implemented by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and enforced by local police.





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