Legislative countdown: Abortion bill becomes law
Senate overrides Baker veto by 32-78 vote
THE LEGISLATURE’S abortion bill became law on Tuesday after the Senate joined the House in overriding Gov. Charlie Baker’s veto.
The new law lowers from 18 to 16 the age at which a woman can terminate a pregnancy without receiving approval from a parent, guardian, or judge. The law also expands when women can terminate pregnancies after 24 months.
The Senate overrode the governor’s veto by a 32-8 vote. The House did the same on Monday by a 107-46 vote.
Session expires January 5: What else is pending?
Transportation bond – Sent to conference July 23, 2020. To learn more, click here.
Economic development – Sent to conference July 30, 2020. To learn more, click here.
Climate change – Sent to conference August 6, 2020. To learn more, click here.
What’s on the governor’s desk?Senate 2984) To learn more, click here.
Legislation restricting the use of flame retardants. (House 4900)