LEGISLATIVE PRIORITY

SIGNED INTO LAW BY GOVERNOR BAKER ON MARCH 15, 2017!

 members of the women's caucus and the massachusetts commission on the status of women look on as governor baker signs the regional csw bill

members of the women's caucus and the massachusetts commission on the status of women look on as governor baker signs the regional csw bill

 

H.1110 AN ACT ESTABLISHING regional commissions on the status of women and girls

Filed by Rep. Betty Poirier/Rep. Christine Barber and Senator Mike Brady/Senator Vinny deMacedo

This bill establishes three new regional commissions on the status of women and girls: an Eastern Regional Commission, an Upper Middlesex Commission and a Plymouth County Commission. Each  new regional commission will be comprised of nine commissioners and will represent the variety of municipalities in their respective territories. The commissions will advocate for women and girls and will report to the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women. The passage of this bill  ensures every municipality in the Commonwealth is included in a regional commission on the status of women and girls.

For additional information on the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women and regional commissions, please click here. 

For the full bill text and hearing updates, please click here.