Your Alliance has been working hard on the YMCAs behalf to support or in some cases change legislation and regulations that will have an effect on our Ys, our communities, and our Commonwealth. Since the beginning of the 189th General Court in January 2015 the Alliance has offered testimony on the below pieces of legislation and regulations.
HB379 - An Act relative to comprehensive sexual abuse prevention education
HB429 - An Act relative to ensuring the wellbeing of all children in the Commonwealth
HB1888 - An Act relative to diabetes prevention-
SB84 - An Act creating an interagency child abuse and neglect prevention task force-
SB221 - An Act creating the Home Works Program-written testimony from Kate-Marie.
SB318 - An Act to promote quality physical education-
HB3498 - An Act providing for a donation check-off box on state tax returns for the Massachusetts Youth in Government program-
Minimum Wage regulations
Earned Sick Time Regulations
The Alliance and some of your Y colleagues will be offering testimony on the below bills in September.
H336/S266 An Act to improve educational outcomes for children in the Commonwealth from birth through school age
H443 An Act to support schools and communities to increase opportunities for physical activity
HB429 - An Act relative to ensuring the wellbeing of all children in the Commonwealth (which is being heard by a second committee, the Joint Committee on Education)
If you have any questions or want to know more about these bills or the legislative process contact Kate-Marie Roycroft at