HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 530        FILED ON: 1/11/2019

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The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Mike Connolly and Joan Meschino


To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
Court assembled:

The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act supporting parents running for public office.






Mike Connolly

26th Middlesex

Joan Meschino

3rd Plymouth

Bruce J. Ayers

1st Norfolk

Ruth B. Balser

12th Middlesex

Christine P. Barber

34th Middlesex

Jennifer E. Benson

37th Middlesex

Natalie M. Blais

1st Franklin

Paul Brodeur

32nd Middlesex

Antonio F. D. Cabral

13th Bristol

Harriette L. Chandler

First Worcester

Michelle L. Ciccolo

15th Middlesex

William L. Crocker, Jr.

2nd Barnstable

Daniel R. Cullinane

12th Suffolk

Julian Cyr

Cape and Islands

Marjorie C. Decker

25th Middlesex

Mindy Domb

3rd Hampshire

Daniel M. Donahue

16th Worcester

Carolyn C. Dykema

8th Middlesex

Lori A. Ehrlich

8th Essex

James B. Eldridge

Middlesex and Worcester

Nika C. Elugardo

15th Suffolk

Tricia Farley-Bouvier

3rd Berkshire

Dylan A. Fernandes

Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket

Sean Garballey

23rd Middlesex

Denise C. Garlick

13th Norfolk

Carmine Lawrence Gentile

13th Middlesex

Carlos González

10th Hampden

Kenneth I. Gordon

21st Middlesex

Tami L. Gouveia

14th Middlesex

James K. Hawkins

2nd Bristol

Jonathan Hecht

29th Middlesex

Christopher Hendricks

11th Bristol

Natalie M. Higgins

4th Worcester

Kate Hogan

3rd Middlesex

Kevin G. Honan

17th Suffolk

Patricia D. Jehlen

Second Middlesex

Hannah Kane

11th Worcester

Patrick Joseph Kearney

4th Plymouth

Mary S. Keefe

15th Worcester

Kathleen R. LaNatra

12th Plymouth

David Henry Argosky LeBoeuf

17th Worcester

Jack Patrick Lewis

7th Middlesex

Jason M. Lewis

Fifth Middlesex

Jay D. Livingstone

8th Suffolk

Adrian C. Madaro

1st Suffolk

Elizabeth A. Malia

11th Suffolk

Christina A. Minicucci

14th Essex

Liz Miranda

5th Suffolk

Mathew J. Muratore

1st Plymouth

Brian W. Murray

10th Worcester

Tram T. Nguyen

18th Essex

Patrick M. O'Connor

Plymouth and Norfolk

Denise Provost

27th Middlesex

Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr.

12th Hampden

Rebecca L. Rausch

Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex

Maria Duaime Robinson

6th Middlesex

David M. Rogers

24th Middlesex

Daniel J. Ryan

2nd Suffolk

Lindsay N. Sabadosa

1st Hampshire

Thomas M. Stanley

9th Middlesex

José F. Tosado

9th Hampden

Andres X. Vargas

3rd Essex

Tommy Vitolo

15th Norfolk

Bud L. Williams

11th Hampden

HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 530        FILED ON: 1/11/2019

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 639

By Representatives Connolly of Cambridge and Meschino of Hull, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 639) of Mike Connolly, Joan Meschino and others relative to child care expenses for candidates while performing work or attending certain campaign events.  Election Laws.


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the One Hundred and Ninety-First General Court



An Act supporting parents running for public office.


Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

SECTION 1. Section 6 of chapter 55 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2016 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting, after the word “office”, in line 66 the following:-

or expenses relating to the provision of child care services.

SECTION 2. The director of the office of campaign and political finance shall promulgate rules and regulations to implement this act no later than December 31, 2020.