As you may recall, in late August, The Arc of Massachusetts and the Disability Law Center met with the agencies, legislators, and organizations involved in the resolution of the final details of Nicky’s Law.
We are now happy to report that Nicky’s Law has passed favorably from the Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities early Monday.
The Arc is grateful for the leadership of our bill sponsors, the Chairs, and members of the committee who passed the bill unanimously. The bill is headed to Ways and Means and will need further advocacy.
Please reach out to your State Representative and your State Senator to ask them to contact the Chairs of the Ways and Means Committee, Representative Aaron Michlewitz and Senator Michael Rodrigues. Ask them to make this bill their highest priority. Ask them to share with you when they have made contact with Ways and Means.
Stay close to The Arc for up to date information and action steps.
Thank you to all the family advocates and self advocates who have been dedicated and active with their legislators to pass this bill. Let’s get it over the finish line!
Nicky’s Law passed favorably out of Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities earlier today! Thanks to each and every advocate!
Stay tuned to @TheArcofMass for next steps. @DLCMA @SenMikeMoore @rep_campbell @RepKayKhan @SoniaChangDiaz #MApoli #PassNickysLaw pic.twitter.com/8H66WrAl7L
— Maura Sullivan (@MauraAtTheArcMa) September 16, 2019
Happy to report that #NickysLaw has been favorably reported by the Committee on Children, Families, & Persons w/ Disabilities! Thanks to @RepKayKhan, @SenMikeMoore, @rep_campbell, @TheArcofMass, & so many advocates across MA for your dedicated work on this bill #mapoli
— Sonia Chang-Díaz (@SoniaChangDiaz) September 16, 2019
#NickysLaw has been favorably reported by the Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities! Thank you @SoniaChangDiaz, @rep_campbell, @SenMikeMoore, @TheArcofMass, and many more who worked so hard on this critical legislation. #MAPoli https://t.co/YbftZVuFF6
— Kay Khan (@RepKayKhan) September 16, 2019