Senator Moore and Representative Linda Dean Campbell offer an op-ed in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette regarding legislation they filed to establish a disability abuse registry. The bill would help to protect persons with disabilities.
A police officer would be able to issue a ticket instead of criminal charges for offenses like disorderly conduct, public drinking and littering under a bill endorsed last month by a legislative committee. Article by Katie Lannan of the State House News Service as appearing in the Lowell Sun.
Senator Moore announced that the Legislature adopted a joint resolution (text below) formally denouncing white nationalist and neo-Nazi ideologies, as well as condemning all forms of racism, discrimination and violence.
Senator Moore traveled to Connecticut this week to attend the Council of State Governments’ Eastern Regional Conference. The regional policy forum was hosted by the Connecticut General Assembly and sponsored by the Council of State Governments.
An op-ed by Senator Moore highlighting legislation filed by the Senator that would establish the Massachusetts Alzheimer’s Project within the state’s Executive Office of Health and Human Services. Its purpose is to create and integrate a statewide plan to accelerate the development of treatments that could prevent, halt, or reverse Alzheimer’s disease.
The Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government recently issued a favorable recommendation for legislation relative to the decriminalization of minor offenses. The bill, presented by Senator Moore, would permit law enforcement officers to issue on-site citations for certain minor offenses rather than to pursue a criminal complaint in court.
Legislation filed by Senator Moore would officially recognize the month of May as “Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month.” After receiving a favorable report by the Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight, the bill recently received unanimous approval in the Senate.
Senator Moore recently testified in support of legislation that would strengthen protections for persons with disabilities. The Moore-sponsored bill would direct the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) to establish a registry that identifies individuals who have been found to have committed abuse against persons with disabilities.