Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight

An Act relative to revenue, information, and accountability

This legislation will enact an annual report on the Congressional discretionary budget of the prior year. Citizens will be sent an easy-to-read report that covers how the money was spent, so they are aware of how their taxes are being used. 

An Act relative to sleep deprivation avoidance and promotion of good sleeping practices

By reserving one week in March as Massachusetts Sleep Awareness Day and one week in November as Massachusetts Drowsy Driving Prevention Week, this legislation can save lives by raising awareness on the health risks and dangers caused by sleep deprivation. By reserving one week in March as Massachusetts Sleep Awareness Day and one week in November as Massachusetts Drowsy Driving Prevention Week, this legislation can save lives by raising awareness on the health risks and dangers caused by sleep deprivation.   

 

An Act requiring the disclosure of public funding

S. 1721

This legislation would require all entities that receive funding from the commonwealth to disclose this fact to the public on written and electronic communications.  Taxpayers have the right to know where their tax money is being spent and many are unaware that the local services and programs they enjoy are funded in part by state money.  This legislation is modeled after the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s policy of requiring all programs that receive grants to disclose that fact.

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