Senate Session Summary - Monday, July 13, 2020
7/14/20 5:10 AM
A debate that started Monday and closed in the early morning hours on Tuesday ended with a 30-7 vote in the Senate in favor of a sweeping police reform bill that would see Massachusetts join the vast majority of states around the country that license police officers. The bill, which has become a top priority for Democratic leaders and Gov. Charlie Baker following the death of George Floyd and widespread protests against racism and police brutality, would also ban the use of chokeholds and require training and recertification for police every three years.
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