Earlier this week, the Massachusetts State Senate passed S.2545, An Act fostering voter opportunities, trust, equity and security (the VOTES Act). This comprehensive voting reform bill permanently codifies mail-in and early voting options used in Massachusetts in 2020.
Provisions address homelessness and MCAS testing requirements
The bill extends the state income tax filing deadline; addresses disruptions in municipal tax collections and permitting; and allows licensed restaurants to sell certain alcoholic beverages with food take-out and delivery orders, among other provisions.
This bill removes barriers to immediate care by granting certain health care professionals the authority to work at the top of their license, education and training to ensure that our health care system can meet the increased demand it’s currently seeing due to the coronavirus outbreak.
The Senate passed three bills to address contributing factors of climate change, act against global warming, and move towards clean energy.
This bill ensures that Massachusetts schools electing to provide their students with sex education use age-appropriate and medically accurate curriculum.