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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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Jun 18 2013 1:00 PM DCF

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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.55  An Act eliminating archaic language pertaining to individuals with disabilities in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts  Patricia D. Jehlen   Favorable 
S.21  An Act relative to cueing and supervision in the personal care attendant program.  Gale D. Candaras   Favorable 
S.22  An Act relative to creating a loan repayment program for direct care human service workers  Gale D. Candaras   Favorable 
S.23  An Act to provide personal care attendant orientation   Gale D. Candaras   Favorable 
S.1846  An Act to establish a task force relative to the Commonwealth's direct-care workforce  Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities   Redraft 
H.119  Resolve creating a scholarship fund to further the study of developmental disabilities  Kay Khan   Favorable with Changes 
H.158  An Act relative to cueing and supervision in the PCA program  David B. Sullivan   Favorable 
H.148  An Act to clarify the definition of a personal care attendant  Jeffrey Sánchez   Favorable 
H.135  An Act providing housing and support services to unaccompanied homeless youth  James J. O'Day
Katherine M. Clark  
Favorable 
H.82  An Act relative to the Architectual Access Board  Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera   Favorable 
H.81  An Act relative to improving handicapped accessibility  Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera   Favorable 
H.79  An Act establishing paid family leave.  Antonio F. D. Cabral   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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