Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Last night, the House and the Senate adopted a final version of a post-emergency bill and sent it to Governor Baker. I talked with Alison King of NBC10 Boston at the State House about the post-state of emergency components in an Act Relative to Extending Certain COVID-19 Measures Adopted During the State of Emergency, Senate bill 2475.
Some of those components include:
- Allowing remote meetings of public bodies until April 20, 2022;
- Temporarily reinstating remote permissions for representative town meetings, nonprofit member meetings, notary services, and reverse-mortgage loan counseling;
- Extending eviction protections,
- Adding flexibility for assisted living residences;
- Continuing the ability of medical assistants, podiatrists, phlebotomists, and certain military personnel to administer COVID-19 vaccines;
- Requiring that takeout and delivery drinks be sold at the same prices as those consumed on-site;
- Granting special permits for expanded outdoor dining, which would otherwise expire in 60 days, will be valid until April 21, 2022 under the bill;
- Billing protections for COVID-19 care.
You can read the bill here- https://malegislature.gov/Bills/192/S2475