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Hearing on Automatic Draft Registration

Tue June 13, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT

Hearing on Automatic Selective Service Registration

The State Legislature’s Joint Committee on Transportation will hear testimony on two bills in support of automatic draft registration.  The bills would cause applicants for drivers’ licenses, learner’s permits, state ID cards, and renewals of these cards to be automatically registered with the Selective Service System unless the applicant opts out. They would permit applicants’ personal data to be forwarded to the Selective Service System, which also allows them to be contacted by military recruiters.

The bill numbers are H.3296 and S.2281.   Similar bills have been filed, and defeated, in each legislative session since 2011.

The hearing will be held on Tuesday, June 13 at 10am in State House room B-2, and can also be joined virtually.

Read an overview of the bills and why they should be defeated and an update on draft registration issues by Edward Hasbrouck.

To testify at this hearing, please fill in this form to notify MAPA that you are going to testify, then read the below to sign up with the committee.

If you wish to provide virtual testimony, please notify the committee by completing the following form: Virtual Testimony Form. The deadline for signing up for virtual testimony is one hour before the hearing.


Tue June 13, 2023
10:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT
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Massachusetts State House
24 Beacon St
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