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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
S.20  An Act requiring child and parent involvement in permanency and placement planning  Gale D. Candaras   Favorable 
H.95  An Act to provide low interest loans to families with a child suffering from a terminal illness  Paul K. Frost   Favorable 
H.115  An Act regarding the appropriate and safe placement for certain children  Kay Khan   Favorable with Changes 
H.3906  An Act relative to state agency assessment for safe and appropriate placement for certain children   Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities   Redraft 
H.121  An Act relative to the authority of the Disabled Persons Protection Commission  Kay Khan   Favorable 
H.143  An Act to prevent homelessness among recipients of transitional assistance  Denise Provost   Favorable 
H.147  An Act ensuring equal access to services for all residents of the Commonwealth  Byron Rushing   Favorable 
H.3907  An Act relative to abusive practices to change sexual orientation and gender identity in minors   Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities   Redraft 
H.160  An Act to establish an office of youth development  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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