Massachusetts’ 193rd Legislature has been sworn in and adopted temporary rules that will govern internal operations until permanent Joint Rules are debated and adopted for the 2023-24 legislative session.

The deadline for filing legislation to be considered by the new Legislature is Jan. 20, a return to the traditional third Friday in January deadline.

Under House and Senate rules, bills filed after the deadline can still be considered, but will require a 4/5th approval in the branch of origin to be filed.

All 24 of the bills in the MMA’s legislative package have been filed, and MMA staff are expecting to analyze hundreds of bills affecting municipalities over the two-year session.

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