Senator Moore announced that the Senate restored $30K to the Fiscal Year 2018 budget for weed control efforts at Lake Singletary located in in the towns of Millbury and Sutton. The funds had been part of $320.6M vetoed by Governor Baker earlier this year.
Senator Moore and Representative Hannah E. Kane (R-Shrewsbury) announced that TriStar Plastics Corporation of Shrewsbury has been awarded a grant through the Workforce Training Fund. The Program is administered by the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development.
Statement by Sen. Moore regarding an informational hearing held to provide members of the public and stakeholders the opportunity to weigh-in on language passed by the House of Representatives and Senate relative to so-called “bump-stocks” and “trigger cranks.”
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).
In response to a report issued last week by State Auditor Suzanne Bump, Senator Moore and Representative Harold P. Naughton (D-Clinton) are considering a legislative review of policies and procedures utilized by the Sex Offender Registry Board SORB.