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In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, Rep. Farley-Bouvier has signed-on to co-sponsor the following piece of legislation and letters to various sectors of both the state and federal government. As bills progress through the legislative process, the status of the bill will be updated below.
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Bill NumberBill TitleLead Sponsor(s)DateStatus
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H. 4624 / HD. 4935An Act providing for a moratorium on evictions and foreclosures during the COVID19 EmergencyRepresentatives Mike Connolly & Kevin G. Honan3/13/20In committee on Housing
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H. 4626 / HD. 4952An Act Establishing Emergency Funding for Homeless ServicesRepresentatives Paul Mark & Lindsey Sabadosa3/20/20In committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security - Adverse Vote in Committee (sent to study)
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H. 4717 / HD. 4955An Act Providing a MassHealth Expansion in Response to COVID-19Representatives Paul Mark & Lindsey Sabadosa3/20/20In committee on Health Care Financing
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H. 4718 / HD. 4956An Act Providing for a Rent Increase Freeze in Response to COVID-19Representatives Paul Mark & Lindsey Sabadosa3/20/20In committee on Housing
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H. 4623 / HD. 4957An Act Relative to the 2020 State Primary and General ElectionRepresentatives Paul Mark & Lindsey Sabadosa3/20/20In committee on Election Laws
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H. 4625 / HD. 4958An Act Relative to COVID-19 Emergency Unemployment Insurance ExpansionRepresentatives Paul Mark & Lindsey Sabadosa3/20/20Accompanied to H. 4713 - In Committee on Ways and Means
[Voted favorably out of committee on Labor and Workforce Development]
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H. 4748 / HD. 4962An Act establishing unemployment benefits expansion during public health emergenciesRepresentative Dave Rogers (jointly filed with Senator Jehlen)3/19/20Accompanied to H. 4823 - In Committee on Ways and Means [Voted favorably out of committee on Labor and Workforce Development]
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H. 4622 / HD. 4951Act to Provide Short Term Relief to Families in Deep Poverty.Representative Marjorie C. Decker3/17/20In Committee on Ways and Means
[Voted favorably out of committee on children, families, and persons with disabilities]
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Letter to Gov. BakerRequesting Disaster Unemployment decleration from PresidentRepresentative Kay Khan3/26/20
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HD. 4971An Act to expand options for local restaurants during the COVID-19 emergencyRepresentative Kenneth Gordon3/23/20In committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure
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HD. 4926An Act establishing the COVID-19 Quarantine Assistance FundRepresentatives Smitty Pignatelli & John Barrett, III3/11/20In committee on Public Health
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H. 4634 / HD. 4950An Act Providing Emergency Access to Equity and Justice For AllRepresentative Liz Miranda3/17/20In committee on Revenue - Adverse Vote in Committee (sent to study)
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H. 4627 / HD. 4934An Act providing certain state employees sick leave for COVID-19 related absencesRepresentative James O'Day3/13/20In Committee on Ways and means
[voted favorably out of committee on Public Service]
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Letter to Sec. SuddersWORK Inc. LetterBerkshire Delegation3/26/20
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HD. 5014An Act To Enact Emergency Financial Protections And Forbearance For Consumers And Small Business During The Covid-19 PandemicRepresentativeJames Murphy4/7/20In committee on Consumer Protections and Professional Licensure
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Letter to CongressIncluding SNAP-EBT benefits to be used for online grocery orders in next congressional stimulus packageSent from MA Delegation - Rep. Nika Elugardo & Sen. Nick Collins4/13/20
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HD. 5031An Act providing hazard pay for essential workers in the COVID-19 emergency.Representative Maria Robinson4/16/20In committee on Labor and Workforce Development - adverse vote (sent to study)
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S. 2659 / SD. 2916An Act to provide equal stimulus checks to immigrant taxpayersSenator James Eldridge4/17/20In committe on Revenue
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H. 4726 / HD. 5036An Act to provide equal stimulus checks to immigrant taxpayersRepresenative Christine Barber & Tricia Farley-Bouvier4/17/20In committe on Revenue
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HD. 5040An Act relative to providing relief for micro businesses for the duration of executive order 591 in response to the COVID-19 outbreakRepresentative Carlos Gonzales4/21/20In committee on Community Development and Small Business
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H. 4744 / HD. 5038An Act to Provide Liability Protections for Contractors, Sub-Contractors, and Unions During the COVID-19 PandemicRepresentative Paul Mark & Dan Donahue4/23/20In committee on Steering, Policy, and Scheduling [voted favorably out of committee on Judiciary]
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H. 4700 / HD. 5039An Act relative to emergency paid sick timeRepresentative Paul Donato4/24/20In committee on Labor and Workforce Development
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HD. 5041An Act relative to internet speed during the COVID-19 outbreakRepresentative Carlos Gonzalez4/24/20In committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies
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HD. 5043An Act requiring the collection, disclosure and reporting of COVID-19 data in state and county correctional facilitiesRepresentative Mindy Domb4/28/20In committee on public safety and homeland security
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Letter to MA Congressional DelegationLetter outlining the importance of on MA cultural and acadmic institutions on economy and steps to be taken to support them during COVID outbreak Tourism Arts and Cultural Development Committee4/30/20
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H. 4737 / HD. 5075An Act ensuring safe and participatory 2020 state elections in response to COVID-19Representative John J. Lawn5/6/20Engorssed on House floor as H. 4768, sent to Senate
[In Committee on Election Laws]
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H. 4739 / HD. 5070An Act creating a presumption of relatedness for essential workers suffering from COVID-19Representative Kenneth Gordon5/12/20In Committee on Labor and Workforce Development
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Testimony on H.4650 to Joint Committee on Public HealthIn Regards to "An Act to mitigate arbovirus in the Commonwealth" requesting termination of pesticide spraying after EEE season, notification requirements, and long-term planning to mitigate arboviruses Representative Carolyn Dykema & Senator Hinds5/12/20
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Amendment #691 to H3800Addressing Food Insecurity by Closing the SNAP GapRepresentative Jay Livingstong5/15/20Bill H3800 is in Committee on Ways and Means, awaiting amendments
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Amendment #153 to H. 4708Statewide Cellphone Mapping ProgramRepresentative Natalie Blais5/18/20Engrossed on House Floor as H. 4733, sent to Senate [In Senate Committee on Ways and Means]
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Letter to USDALetter to USDA to ensure that meal sites for children continue to operate throughout the summer Represenatives Christine Barber, Hannah Kane, and Jay Livingstone5/29/20
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HD 5109An Act relative to driver educationRepresentative Hannah Kane6/1/20Referred to the Committee on Transportation
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Letter to Chairs of Committee on Tourism, Arts, and CultuerIn support of H4755: An Act establishing a COVID-19 nonprofit cultural organizations emergency relief fundRepresentatives Smitty Pignatelli & John Barrett, III6/1/20
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Letter to Sec. TheoharidesTo increase meat processing in Massachusetts Food Systems Caucus6/4/20
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HD. 5116An Act relative to municipal enforcement of COVID-19 safety regulations.Representative Peter Capano6/9/20Referred to Committee on Rules
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HD. 5128An Act relative to saving Black lives and transforming public safetyRepresentative Liz Miranda6/12/20Referred to Committee on Rules
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HD. 5132An Act to close corporate loopholes and create progressive revenueRepresentative Christine Barber6/12/20Referred to Committee on Revenue
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Letter to Gov. Baker Requesting more clarity on Unemployment Assistance System Represenative Tram Nguyen6/17/20
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HD. 5140Resolve establishing the Truth and Reconciliation CommissionRepresentative Liz Miranda6/18/20Referred to Committee on Rules
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HD. 5145An Act relative to improper and discriminatory police reportingRepresentative Frank Moran6/18/20Referred to Committee on Rules
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HD. 5142An Act relative to the right to record law enforcementRepresentative Frank Moran6/18/20Referred to Committee on Rules
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HD. 5157An Act relative to debt free futures for essential workersRepresentative Natalie Higgins6/29/20Referred to Committee on Rules
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Letter to Governor from Committee on Elder AffairsVoicing concern that the Administration has yet to implement Ch93 of the Acts of 2020 (H4672 An Act addressing COVID -19 data collection and disparities)Senator Patricia Jehlen and Representative Ruth Balser7/9/20
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Letter to President of USIn opposition of new temporary rules were issued by the federal government which prohibit international students from staying in the United States if classes are only being offered onlineRepresentative Jeff Roy and Senator Anne Gobi (Chairs of Joint Committee on Education)7/9/20
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Letter to Chairman Aaron Michlewitz and Vice Chair Denise GarlickIn support of H.2274, An Act relative to veteran retirement benefitsRepresenative John Barrett7/17/20
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Letter to Stop & Shop, CEO Gordon ReidLetter Requesting that Stop & Shop Reinstate Employee Hazard PayRepresentative Sarah Peake & Senator Cyr7/28/20
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Letter to DESELetter urging the cancelation of MCAS during COVID-19Representative James Hawkins8/5/20
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Letter to GovernorLetter in Support of Massachusetts Office of Public Collaboration (MOPC) and the Community Mediation Center (CMC) grant programSenator Adam Hinds9/17/20
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Letter to Sherif Koutoujian from CJR CaucusLetter pertaining to the right to vote of incarcerated individuals & ensuring all individuals have equal opportunity to vote in the 2020 electionSenator Adam Hinds & Representative Lindsay Sabadosa9/22/20
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Letter to Secretary AcostaLetter requesting further information and data on the number of claimants disqualified for the Lost Wages Program Representatives Nguyen, Hay, Mark & Sabadosa and Senators Jehlen & Lesser9/22/20
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