Joint Committee onChildren, Families and Persons with Disabilities

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Senate Information
Room 312-D
State House
Boston, MA 02133 
Tel:(617) 722-1230
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 child welfare, juvenile justice, public welfare, and children and adults with physical, developmental or intellectual disabilities. It is the Committee’s responsibility to oversee the Departments of Children and Families, Developmental Services, Transitional Assistance and Youth Services; the Massachusetts Commissions for the Blind, the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, and the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission.”
Date Starts Topics Bills Status Location
Jun 2 2015 10:30 AM DCF

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Completed 437
Jun 16 2015 1:00 PM PCA, DEEC, DYS

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Completed 437
Jul 14 2015 10:30 AM Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities (no topics published)   Canceled B-2
Jul 14 2015 10:30 AM DDS

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Completed B-2
Jul 28 2015 10:30 AM Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities (no topics published)   Canceled B-2
Jul 28 2015 10:30 AM MISC

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Completed B-2
Oct 13 2015 10:30 AM DTA

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Completed B-1
Oct 20 2015 10:30 AM MISC

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Completed B-1
Nov 17 2015 10:30 AM MISC

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Completed B-1
Feb 9 2016 1:00 PM MISC

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Completed A-1
Bill Num. Title Sponsor Report Type
H.107  An Act improving medical decision making  Christopher M. Markey   Discharge to Another Committee 
H.99  An Act relative to the definition of sole community provider  Stephen Kulik   Discharge to Another Committee 
H.75  An Act to provide an income tax exemption for families caring for their elderly relatives at home  Tackey Chan   Favorable with Changes 
H.71  An Act providing for the public disclosure of quality indicators for the developmentally disabled  Jennifer E. Benson   Favorable 
H.78  An Act to support the transition to adult services for persons with disabilities  Mark J. Cusack   Favorable 
H.81  An Act relative to health disparities council  James J. Dwyer   Favorable 
H.84  An Act to provide a pilot program for low interest loans to families with a child suffering from a terminal illness  Paul K. Frost   Favorable with Changes 
H.96  An Act relative to the tuition of children in department of housing and community development family shelters  Louis L. Kafka   Favorable 
H.95  An Act ensuring the appropriate and timely payment and residential service placement for children deemed to be a safety risk  Steven S. Howitt   Favorable 
H.118  An Act to prevent homelessness among recipients of transitional assistance  Denise Provost   Favorable 
H.121  An Act affirming inclusion of individuals with disabilities within civil rights protections and nondiscrimination provisions in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts  Denise Provost   Favorable 
H.112  An Act protecting Department of Children and Families social workers’ home addresses  James J. O'Day
Bruce E. Tarr  
Favorable 
H.132  An Act relative to mandated reporters  John W. Scibak   Favorable with Changes 
H.124  An Act relative to creating a loan repayment program for direct care human service workers  Jeffrey N. Roy   Favorable with Changes 
H.3945  An Act regarding group care facility  Kay Khan   Favorable 
H.3208  A Special Committee on the Children of Incarcerated Mothers  Kay Khan
Ellen Story  
Favorable with Changes 
H.136  Resolve establishing a special commission on two-generation approaches to childhood education  Steven Ultrino
James B. Eldridge  
Favorable 
S.77  An Act establishing a task force relative to the Commonwealth's direct-care workforce  Patricia D. Jehlen   Favorable 
S.66  An Act improving the children's medical security program and simplifying the administration process  Sal N. DiDomenico   Favorable with Changes 
S.93  An Act increasing the personal care allowance for long term care residents  Mark C. Montigny   Favorable 
S.82  An Act providing for insurance coverage for vision screening for children  Thomas P. Kennedy   Favorable 
S.107  An Act to promote employment   Daniel A. Wolf   Favorable with Changes 
H.76  An Act relative to children in the care, protection, and custody of the Commonwealth  Nick Collins   Favorable 
H.1432  An Act to establish an interagency child abuse and neglect prevention task force  Kay Khan   Favorable 
S.73  An Act creating an electronic backpack for foster children  Ryan C. Fattman   Favorable 
S.96  An Act relative to the well being of children  Kathleen O'Connor Ives   Favorable with Changes 
H.4117  An Act providing immediate childcare assistance to homeless families  Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities   Redraft 

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Bill Num. Title Sponsor Arrived Hearing Schedule
H.4192  An Act to authorize the town of Foxborough to establish additional mandated reporters in the town of Foxborough for the purposes of the protection and care of children  F. Jay Barrows 
James E. Timilty  
4/13/2016   
H.4247  An Act to authorize the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to establish additional mandated reporters for the purpose of the protection and care of children  F. Jay Barrows    4/29/2016