2016/2017

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.

An Act eliminating archaic language pertaining to individuals with disabilities in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

S.594

This bill would substitute the word “disability” for the word “handicap” where it appears throughout the general laws.

Last session this bill passed the Senate, but was held up in the House.

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