Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless bill priorities, 2017-2018
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Bill NumberBill NameLead SponsorLinkFirst CommitteeBill Status (Last Updated June 26, 2018)Notes
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House Bill 2077 An Act Relative to Assisting Elders and People with Disabilities in the CommonwealthRepresentative James O’Day
https://malegislature.gov/Bills/190/H2077
Committee on Elder AffairsBill reported out favorably by committee; officially assigned to House Ways and Means on July 12, 2018
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Senate Bill 2039An Act Relative to Assisting Elders and People with Disabilities in the CommonwealthSenator Patricia Jehlen
https://malegislature.gov/Bills/190/S2039
Committee on Elder AffairsBill reported out favorably by committee; officially assigned to House Ways and Means on July 12, 2018
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House Bill 695An Act Providing a Homeless Bill of Rights
Representative William Smitty Pignatelli
https://malegislature.gov/Bills/190/H695
Committee on HousingBill reported out favorably by committee and referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means on July 10, 2017
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Senate Bill 46An Act Creating a Bill of Rights for People Experiencing Homelessness
(Former) Senator Linda Dorcena Forry
https://malegislature.gov/Bills/190/S46
Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities
Bill reported favorably by committee as amended (technical amendment); referred to the Senate Committee on Ways and Means on March 29, 2018
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House Bill 84An Act to Further Provide a Rental Arrearage ProgramRepresentative Marjorie Deckerhttps://malegislature.gov/Bills/190/H84
Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities
Bill reported favorably by committee and referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means on July 13, 2017
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House Bill 659An Act to Protect Families Experiencing Homelessness from Having to Sleep in Unsafe PlacesRepresentative Marjorie Decker
https://malegislature.gov/Bills/190/H659
Committee on HousingBill reported favorably by committee and referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means on January 31, 2018
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House Bill 115An Act to End Child HomelessnessRepresentative Denise Provost
https://malegislature.gov/Bills/190/H115
Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities
Bill reported favorably by committee and referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means on March 9, 2018
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House Bill 114
An Act to Prevent Homelessness among Recipients of Transitional Assistance (a.k.a "No Place Like Home")
Representative Denise Provost
https://malegislature.gov/Bills/190/H114
Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities
Bill reported favorably by committee and referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means on July 13, 2017
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House Bill 2737An Act to Provide Identification to Homeless Youth and FamiliesRepresentative Kay Khan
https://malegislature.gov/Bills/190/H2737
Committee on TransportationBill reported favorably by committee and referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means on December 26, 2017
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Senate Bill 2568/Senate Bill 1906
An Act to Provide Identification to Homeless Youth and FamiliesSenator Harriette Chandler
https://malegislature.gov/Bills/190/S2568
Committee on Transportation
Bill reported favorably by committee and referred to the Senate Committee on Ways and Means on December 26, 2017; amended and reported out favorably by the Senate Committee on Ways and Means on June 21, 2018; unanimously passed by full Senate on June 28, 2018; referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means on July 2, 2018
Original version, Senate Bill 1906: https://malegislature.gov/Bills/190/S1906
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House Bill 85An Act Relative to the Well Being and Care of a ChildRepresentative Marjorie Decker https://malegislature.gov/Bills/190/H85
Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities
Bill reported favorably by committee and referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means on October 19, 2017
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Senate Bill 34An Act to Lift the Cap on KidsSenator Sal DiDomenicohttps://malegislature.gov/Bills/190/S34
Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities
Bill reported favorably by committee and referred to the Senate Committee on Ways and Means on October 19, 2017
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Senate Bill 719An Act Relative to the Massachusetts Rental Voucher ProgramSenator Jamie Eldridgehttps://malegislature.gov/Bills/190/S719Committee on HousingBill sent to study on April 9, 2018; see https://malegislature.gov/Bills/190/S2401
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* Please go to http://www.mahomeless.org/advocacy/present-policy-campaigns for current fact sheets and additional bill details.
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Last updated 7-13-18
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