Category: Testimony

Testimony: H.2960 – An Act to protect access to confidential healthcare

Bill title: An Act to protect access to confidential healthcare

Filed by: Representative Kate Hogan of Stow

Summary: This bill pertains to the privacy of an individual whose healthcare information is disclosed in the explanation of benefits sent to the primary policy holder of a health plan

Heard by: Joint Committee on Financial Services

Date: May 16, 2017

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Testimony: H.2147 and H.2149 – Climate Change Legislation

Bill titles: 

  • H.2147 – An Act providing for the establishment of a comprehensive adaptation management plan in response to climate change
  • H.2149 – An Act relating to the effective and efficient implementation of the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2008

Filed by: Representative Frank Smizik of Brookline

Heard by: Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources, and Agriculture

Date: May 16, 2017

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Testimony: H.418 – An Act Relative to the Use of Elephants in Traveling Animal Acts

Bill title: An Act relative to the use of elephants in traveling animal acts

Filed by: Representative Lori Ehrlich of Marblehead

Summary: This bill prohibits elephant acts in traveling shows in Massachusetts

Heard by: Joint Committee on the Judiciary

Date: May 8, 2017

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Testimony: H.2310 – An Act to End Child Marriage in Massachusetts

Bill title: An Act to end child marriage in Massachusetts

Filed By: Representative Kay Khan of Newton

Summary: This legislation would strengthen current statute to ban marriage under the age of 18 in Massachusetts. Marriage under the age of 18 is currently allowed with parental and judicial consent.

Heard by: Joint Committee on the Judiciary

Date: May 8, 2017

 

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Testimony: H.3083 – An Act for Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets

Bill: An Act for Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets

Filed by: Rep. Livingstone

Summary: As we increasingly use online services, it becomes more important to consider our digital afterlife. This bill would address the accessibility and privacy of a person’s digital information in the event that they pass away. This privacy-centric legislation accomplishes these important goals by balancing the interests of all parties – the privacy of the deceased user; the privacy of the people with whom the deceased corresponded; the needs of the fiduciary; and existing federal law (Electronic Communications Protection Act). The legislation would empower the user to decide if and how their communications and digital content are accessed via user level controls.

Heard by: Joint Committee on the Judiciary

Date: May 8, 2017

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