From the Senate President’s office: the Senate on Thursday passed legislation to reduce the impact and prevalence of gun violence in Massachusetts, including stricter background checks, enhanced penalties, new gun-related crimes, increased protections in schools, and other provisions designed to overall ensure a safer Commonwealth.
From the Senate President’s office: The Senate on Wednesday passed legislation to enhance public safety and remove barriers to access reproductive health care facilities in Massachusetts in the wake of the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling striking down buffer zones across the nation, including the existing 35-foot buffer zone that was passed by the State Legislature in 2007.
The press release from the Senate President’s office about the unanimous passage of the Environmental Bond Bill.
From the Senate President’s office: the Senate on Tuesday unanimously passed a bill to expand treatment and support for individuals with autism or a developmental disability across the Commonwealth.
From the Senate President’s office: a press release about its legislation promoting economic development and providing incentives to create jobs and stimulate the Commonwealth’s economy–including Will’s amendment on reforms to employment non-competition agreements–which now goes on to a House-Senate conference committee.
The Senate on Thursday passed legislation authorizing up to $999.2 million in spending for the improvement of information technology equipment and related projects in Massachusetts. The bill also includes important reforms to the state’s information technology systems and management, including increased oversight of all information technology projects and recommending best practices.