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The 193rd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Joint Committee on Mental Health, Substance Use and Recovery

Senate Contact

24 Beacon St. 
Room 513
Boston, MA 02133
(617) 722-1415

House Contact

24 Beacon St. 
Room 33
Boston, MA 02133
(617) 722-2060

Follow In My Legislature Bill No. Bill Title Sponsor Arrived Hearing Schedule
S.970  An Act relative to suicide prevention signage at certain facilities Feeney, Paul R. (SEN) 5/1/2023
S.1234  An Act to provide more focused care to individuals suffering from mental health and substance related disabilities Brady, Michael D. (SEN) 3/10/2023
S.1235  An Act to Protect Patient Rights and Safety and to Promote Accountability by Preventing Misuse and Abuse Brownsberger, William N. (SEN) 3/10/2023
S.1236  An Act relative to benzodiazepines and non-benzodiazepine hypnotics Brownsberger, William N. (SEN) 3/10/2023
S.1237  An Act relative to student mental health Comerford, Joanne M. (SEN) 3/10/2023
S.1238  An Act establishing peer-run respite centers throughout the Commonwealth Comerford, Joanne M. (SEN) 3/10/2023
S.1239  An Act to transfer Bridgewater State Hospital from the Department of Corrections to the Department of Mental Health Creem, Cynthia Stone (SEN) 3/10/2023
S.1240  An Act to educate on prescription opioids Crighton, Brendan P. (SEN) 3/10/2023 Scheduled for
9/18/2023 1:00 PM
S.1241  An Act to strengthen emergency restraint for persons suffering dangerous or violent mental illness Cronin, John J. (SEN) 3/10/2023
S.1242  An Act relative to preventing overdose deaths and increasing access to treatment Cyr, Julian (SEN) 3/10/2023
S.1243  An Act relative to harm reduction and racial justice Cyr, Julian (SEN) 3/10/2023
S.1244  An Act building resiliency in communities through mental health Cyr, Julian (SEN) 3/10/2023 Scheduled for
7/10/2023 1:00 PM
S.1245  An Act studying the mental health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on frontline, direct care nurses Feeney, Paul R. (SEN) 3/10/2023 Scheduled for
7/10/2023 1:00 PM
S.1246  An Act to provide more timely treatment of inpatient mental health care Friedman, Cindy F. (SEN) 3/10/2023
S.1247  An Act ensuring access to addiction services Friedman, Cindy F. (SEN) 3/10/2023
S.1248  An Act to increase investment in behavioral health care in the Commonwealth Friedman, Cindy F. (SEN) 3/10/2023
S.1249  An Act relative to reducing administrative burden Friedman, Cindy F. (SEN) 3/10/2023
S.1250  An Act to establish a commission to study substance use disorder and treatment disparities in the minority community Gomez, Adam (SEN) 3/10/2023
S.1251  An Act strengthening prescription drug safety and drug stewardship Keenan, John F. (SEN) 3/10/2023
S.1252  An Act regarding consistent care for addiction rooted in evidence Keenan, John F. (SEN) 3/10/2023
S.1253  An Act to remove administrative barriers to behavioral health services Keenan, John F. (SEN) 3/10/2023
S.1254  An Act to inform prescribers of non-opioid alternative care Kennedy, Edward J. (SEN) 3/10/2023 Scheduled for
9/18/2023 1:00 PM
S.1255  An Act to enhance patient education and informed consent before issuance of opioids Kennedy, Edward J. (SEN) 3/10/2023 Scheduled for
9/18/2023 1:00 PM
S.1256  Resolve to ensure delivery of mental health services to adults with acute mental illness Kennedy, Edward J. (SEN) 3/10/2023
S.1257  An Act relative to requiring insurance providers cover a minimum of 30 days for in-patient substance abuse treatment Kennedy, Edward J. (SEN) 3/10/2023