The Commonwealth of Massachusetts petitioned for 'AN ACT RELATIVE TO PANDEMIC AND DISASTER PREPARATION AND RESPONSE IN THE COMMONWEALTH' [Docket No. 1209 - Filed on 22.214.171.1249 - Senate No. 18], which seems to banish the rights of citizens under the pretext of "protecting". Excerpts are as follow:
"..... Section 2A. (a) Upon declaration by the governor that an emergency exists which is detrimental to the public health or upon declaration of a state of emergency under chapter 639 of the acts of 1950, as amended, the commissioner may, during such period of emergency, take such action and incur such liabilities as he or she may consider necessary to assure the maintenance of public health and the prevention of disease. The commissioner may establish procedures to be followed during such emergency to ensure the continuation of essential public health services and the enforcement of the same. .................
SECTION 2 - Section 2B(b) ............... City of Boston, the local public health authority has adequate and appropriate resources to exercise authority relative to subparagraph (5), said local public health authority, after notifying the Commissioner, may exercise authority relative to subparagraph (5) of this section during either type of declared emergency unless such action is deemed by the Commissioner, after consultation with the local public health authority, to be contrary to the interests of the Commonwealth.
(1) to require the owner or occupier of premises to permit entry into and investigation of the premises;
(2) to close, direct, and compel the evacuation of, or to decontaminate or cause to be decontaminated any building or facility, and to allow the reopening of the building or facility when the danger has ended;
(3) to decontaminate or cause to be decontaminated, or to destroy any material;
(4) to restrict or prohibit assemblages of persons...
OMG. This is fantastic madness!