After a report from the state auditor found that nearly 1,800 sex offenders lacked a current address in the Sex Offender Registry Board’s database and more than 900 sex offenders had not been classified regarding their risk of re-offending, a legislative committee led by two Central Massachusetts lawmakers announced it plans to hold a hearing on SORB. Article by Susan Spencer as published by the Worcester Telegram & Gazette.
Senator Moore announced that the Joint Committee on Higher Education advanced legislation that would require training for public college and university boards of trustees. The bill, filed by the Inspector General, would help ensure that trustees understand their legal, fiduciary and ethical obligations under the law.
Senator Moore and Representative Paul K. Frost (R-Auburn) welcomed the family and colleagues of fallen Auburn Police Officer Ronald Tarentino, Jr. to the State House for the Trooper George L. Hanna Memorial Awards for Bravery ceremony. Officer Tarentino was selected by a nominating committee for the highest level of recognition—the Medal of Honor.
Senator Moore announced that the Senate unanimously passed legislation that provides all state and municipal workers with the same protections provided under the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA).