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Joint Committee onChildren, Families and Persons with Disabilities

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Room 413C
State House
Boston, MA 02133 
Tel:(617) 722-1572
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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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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.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 
S.57  An Act increasing the personal care allowance for long term care residents  Mark C. Montigny   Favorable 
S.48  An Act to bring child support home  Cynthia S. Creem   Favorable 
S.49  An Act relative to the rights of children adopted by unmarried persons  Cynthia S. Creem   Favorable with Changes 
S.24  An Act to support the transition to adult services for persons with disabilities   Gale D. Candaras   Favorable 
S.64  An Act protecting disabled persons from financial exploitation.  Bruce E. Tarr   Favorable 
H.80  An Act to provide an income tax exemption for families caring for their elderly relatives at home  Tackey Chan   Favorable 
S.38  An Act further regulating the release of information concerning adoption  Michael R. Knapik   Favorable with Changes 
H.84  An Act to study the need for drug rehabilitation for Department of Children and Families' clients  Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera   Favorable 
H.87  An Act to support the transition to adult services for persons with disabilities  Mark J. Cusack   Favorable 
H.96  An Act relative to special education funding  William C. Galvin   Favorable 
H.108  An Act relative to ensuring safe staffing levels at private sector human service agencies  Kate Hogan   Favorable 
H.110  An Act relative to ensuring the safety of residents of facilities under the authority of the department of mental health and the department of developmental services  Bradley H. Jones, Jr.   Favorable 
H.114  An Act regarding pathways to family economic self-sufficiency  Kay Khan
Thomas P. Conroy  
Favorable 
H.117  An Act to provide notice to counsel of changes in a child’s or a young adult’s placement and other events  Kay Khan   Favorable 
H.118  An Act regarding sibling visits in child welfare cases  Kay Khan   Favorable 
H.122  An Act relative to reckless endangerment of persons with disabilities  Kay Khan   Favorable 
H.138  An Act relative to the safe placement of newborn infants   Keiko M. Orrall
Shaunna O'Connell  
Favorable 
H.139  An Act clarifying the investigative powers of the Disabled Persons Protection Commission  Alice Hanlon Peisch   Favorable 
H.141  An Act relative to ensuring the safety of residents of facilities under the authority of the Department of Mental Health and the Department of Developmental Services  Elizabeth A. Poirier   Favorable 
H.144  An Act affirming inclusion of individuals with disabilities within civil rights protections and nondiscrimination provisions in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts  Denise Provost   Favorable 
H.149  An Act creating a means for tracking the unmet need of individuals with developmental disabilities in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  Tom Sannicandro   Favorable with Changes 
S.34  An Act relative to identity theft protections for foster children  Jennifer L. Flanagan   Favorable 
H.150  An Act relative to living at home with use of technology for people with disabilities and seniors  Tom Sannicandro   Favorable 
H.152  An Act establishing an independent office of quality assurance for developmentally disabled persons  Angelo M. Scaccia   Favorable with Changes 
S.44  An Act relative to the parental notification for minors who violate probation  Stephen M. Brewer   Favorable with Changes 
H.157  Resolve providing for an investigation and study by a special commission relative to the misclassification and misdiagnosis of former residents of the Fernald state school  Thomas M. Stanley   Favorable with Changes 
H.159  An Act relative to the department of children and families.  Benjamin Swan   Favorable 
S.40  An Act relative to the reporting of child abuse to local law enforcement officials  Michael R. Knapik   Favorable with Changes 

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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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