The Cape Cod Times reported on two bills being reviewed by the Joint Committee on the Judiciary relative to the age of consent. “We haven’t reached a full consensus yet, but I’m hopeful,” Brownsberger said.”
We share this press release from the Senate Ways and Means Committee on the Senate’s passage of bill S.2107 to “strengthen the Massachusetts Equal Pay Act to further close the wage gap between male and female workers in the Commonwealth.” The bill now goes to the House of Representatives for consideration.
We share this press release from the Senate President’s office on the Senate’s passage of a Hands Free Driving Bill. The bill now moves on to the House of Representatives.
The Belmont Citizen-Herald reports on Senator Brownsberger’s efforts to pass bike safety legislation. “I have been working on this issue as long as I have been in the Legislature,” said State Sen. Will Brownsberger, D-Belmont, who is sponsoring four of the key bills. “Several currently pending bills have been filed in the past couple of years, but we have reached the point where the issue has the necessary visibility.”
To learn more about the complexities of the highly regulated trucking industry and how bill S1810 would impact tanker truck drivers, Senator Brownsberger did a site visit to Houghton Chemical in Allston on January 14. He met with owner Bruce Houghton to discuss the engineering and safety obstacles to adaptation of side guards to the tanker trucks operated by Houghton.
WGBH reports, “A new working group lead by Gov. Charlie Baker’s top legal aide and the Legislature’s two Judicial Committee Chairs is bringing the state’s court, law enforcement, public safety and reentry stakeholders to the table to establish comprehensive criminal justice reform goals and the means to execute them.”