2015 State Legislative Agenda

Massachusetts Peace Action

Legislative Agenda – State – 2015-16

State House

  • Budget for All
    • Resolutions Referendum on a budget for all
  • Move to Amend
    • An Act For a U.S. Constitutional Amendment and Amendments Convention
  • Paid Family Medical Leave
  • Fight for $15
    • An Act to Establish a Living Wage for Employees of Big Box Retail Stores and Fast Food Chains
      • H. 1773, sponsored by Rep. Ultrino
      • MAPA Position: Yes
      • # of co-sponsors: 34
      • https://malegislature.gov/Bills/189/House/H1773

Anti-Palestine  

 

  • A petition relative to pension divestment from companies that boycott, divest, and sanction the State of Israel.
    • Sponsored by Rep. Howitt
    • HD 4156 – No bill number yet.  Public Service committee
    • MAPA Position: No

State Senate

  • 350 Divestment
    • An Act relative to public investment in fossil fuels.
  • Budget for All
  • Paid Family Medical Leave
  • Fight for $15
    • An Act to Establish a Living Wage for Employees of Big Box Retail Stores and Fast Food Chains
      • S. 1024, sponsored by Sen. Wolf
      • MAPA Position: Yes
      • # of co-sponsors: 25
      • https://malegislature.gov/Bills/189/Senate/S1024
  • Anti-Palestine  

    • Resolutions promoting the relationship between the state of Israel and the Commonwealth.

      • Sponsored by Sen. Moore.
      • (House Version: Rep. Roy)
      • SD 2228- No bill number yet.  Veterans & Federal Affairs committee.
      • MAPA Position: No