A Bill to End
Male Genital Mutilation
in the U.S.
Massachusetts MGM Bill
Click here for the 2014 Massachusetts MGM Bill proposal.
July 31, 2010 - Massachusetts MGM Bill expires and does not become law.
April 20, 2010 - Senate Ethics and Rules Committee accepts Judiciary Committee ruling. Bill remains on the Senate calendar until July 31, 2010. During this time the full Senate may choose to take a vote on the bill or rework it.
March 16, 2010 - Joint Committee on the Judiciary rejects S. 1777 by voting "ought not to pass" and refers bill to the Senate Ethics and Rules Committee
March 2, 2010 - Joint Committee on the Judiciary holds public hearing on S. 1777.
January 14, 2009 - Bill is refiled, renumbered (Senate, No. 1777) and retitled for the 186th General Court, and is referred to the Joint Committee on the Judiciary.
January 6, 2009 - Joint Committee on the Judiciary fails to vote on bill before the 2007-08 session deadline.
May 1, 2008 - Joint Committee on the Judiciary issues study order to allow for additional study time.
March 4, 2008 - Joint Committee on the Judiciary holds unpublicized "public" hearing on Senate, No. 966 (with no testifiers).
January 11, 2007 - Senate Clerk assigns tracking number (SD01348), bill number (Senate, No. 966), and study committee (Joint Committee on the Judiciary).
January 10, 2007 - Senate sponsor is found and bill is refiled with the Senate Clerk's office.
January 9, 2007 - Amended bill proposal resubmitted to all 120 members of the Massachusetts General Court after House Rules Committee declines to approve late filing.
July 20, 2006 - Senate Ethics and Rules Committee approves late filing and forwards bill to House Rules Committee for concurring vote.
April 13, 2006 - Senate sponsor is found and bill text is amended and filed with Senate Clerk's office. Clerk assigns tracking number (Senate Docket #2621) and study committee and sends bill to Senate Ethics and Rules Committee for late filing approval.
Feb. 6, 2006 - Initial bill proposal submitted to all 120 members of the Massachusetts 185th General Court (state legislature) in Boston, Massachusetts.