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Joint Committee onChildren, Families and Persons with Disabilities

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Senate Information
Room 413C
State House
Boston, MA 02133 
Tel:(617) 722-1572
House Information
Room 146
State House
Boston, MA 02133 
Tel:(617) 722-2011
It shall be the duty of the committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities to consider all matters concerning mental health and public health issues involving children, child nutrition, homelessness and homeless shelters, public welfare, children, handicapped children and adults (generally), mental retardation, and such other matters as may be referred.
Date Starts Topics Bills Status Location
Apr 9 2013 2:00 PM MISC

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Completed B-1
May 7 2013 1:00 PM DYS and MISC

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Completed B-1
May 21 2013 1:00 PM DDS

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Completed B-1
Jun 4 2013 1:00 PM DTA

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Completed A-2
Jun 18 2013 1:00 PM DCF

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Completed B-1
Jul 16 2013 1:00 PM MISC

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Oct 8 2013 1:00 PM DCF

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Oct 22 2013 1:00 PM MISC/DTA

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Nov 5 2013 1:00 PM DDS Part-1

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Nov 19 2013 11:00 AM DDS - 2

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Jan 28 2014 1:00 PM MISC

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Apr 16 2014 2:00 PM DDS

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Completed B-2
Bill Num. Title Sponsor Report Type
H.120  An Act requiring child and parent involvement in permanency and placement planning  Kay Khan   Favorable 
S.1877  An Act requiring equal benefits for all new parents  Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities   Redraft 
S.39  An Act to keep siblings together  Karen E. Spilka   Favorable 
H.3715  An Act to permit the Department of Developmental Services provide services to adults with developmental disabilities  Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities   Redraft 
H.3716  An Act regarding spouses as caregivers  Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities   Redraft 
H.77  An Act establishing an integrated confidential data system among state agencies to track diagnosis, treatment, services and outcome of individuals with autism   Garrett J. Bradley   Favorable 
H.125  An Act strengthening early support and education   Stephen Kulik   Favorable 
S.43  An Act providing for insurance coverage for vision screening for children  Thomas P. Kennedy   Favorable 
H.101  An Act to assess the impact of the public welfare system on the health and well being of children  Danielle W. Gregoire   Favorable 
H.3803  An Act creating a task force to protect Massachusetts children against child sexual abuse  Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities   Redraft 
H.76  An Act to provide equal access to medical treatments essential for children with autism  Garrett J. Bradley   Favorable 
H.75  An Act establishing a pilot program for adults with Asperger syndrome and autism  Garrett J. Bradley   Favorable 
H.94  An Act relative to providing a high impact program for long-term economic success  Gloria L. Fox
Benjamin Swan  
Favorable 
Bill Num. Title Sponsor Arrived Hearing Schedule
H.124  An Act relative to fair hearings in the Department of Children and Families  Kay Khan    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 1/28/2014 1:00:00 PM  
S.28  An Act relative to level IV treatment interventions.  Brian A. Joyce    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 11/19/2013 11:00:00 AM  
S.29  An Act creating a special commission on behavior modification.  Brian A. Joyce    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 11/19/2013 11:00:00 AM  
S.30  An Act relative to the humane treatment of disabled persons.   Brian A. Joyce    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 11/19/2013 11:00:00 AM  
H.151  An Act relative to real lives  Tom Sannicandro 
Katherine M. Clark  
1/22/2013  Scheduled For 7/16/2013 1:00:00 PM  
H.106  An Act regarding the use of aversive therapy   Danielle W. Gregoire    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 11/19/2013 11:00:00 AM  
H.85  An Act relative to children in the care, protection, and custody of the Commonwealth  Nick Collins    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 1/28/2014 1:00:00 PM  
S.27  An Act relative to children in the care, protection and custody of the Commonwealth.  Thomas M. McGee    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 1/28/2014 1:00:00 PM  
H.3991  An Act achieving a better life experience for individuals with disabilities  Garrett J. Bradley    3/28/2014  Scheduled For 4/16/2014 2:00:00 PM  

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