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.
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.
This bill requires that all part-time faculty who carry at least a 50 percent teaching load can obtain health insurance, that part-time
faculty receive pay that is equal, on a pro rata basis, to that of full-time faculty, and be eligible for participation in the state
retirement plan. It is meant to remedy the current over-reliance on adjunct faculty by requiring, by the school year beginning in 2021, all public higher education institutions increase the share of courses taught by full-time, tenure and tenure-track faculty so that at least 75
This bill would further efforts to bring the Green Line through Somerville. The extension would place approximately 80 percent of Somerville residents within walking distance of a rail line, compared to about 20 percent of residents today.
This bill would modify General Law to place limits on the legal reach of noncompetition agreements.
This billl would modify General law to give rape victims and their children legal protection from their abusers, so that convicted abusers cannot seek custodial or visitation rights. Contact with their attacker is harmful for the parent of the child concieved through rape, and this bill would end the neccesity for contact. Currently, Massachusetts does not have these legal protections for rape victims, which leaves these victims vulnerable to further detriment from their abuser.
The Open Meeting Law, in Chapter 75 section 4 of the Massachusetts General Laws, provides for all meetings of a governmental body to be open to the public.
The ACA requires people to pay higher premiums and cost-sharing for subsidized coverage than the state’s previous Commonwealth Care program.
This bill would ban the use of discretionary clauses in insured benefit plans. Discretionary clauses in insurance plans give the administrator, typically an insurer, almost limitless discretion to deny benefit payments.
Many working parents are discouraged from running for public office because of financial reasons. This bill would clarify that child care expenses for times while campaigning are not considered personal expenses.