Point out Rep. Natalie Higgins
As we gear up for our once-a-year spending plan discussion in the Home of Reps, the 2nd 12 months of the Legislative Session carries on to ramp up, with a lot more and a lot more costs shifting forward out of their original committees.
Previously this month, the Massachusetts House of Representatives passed laws that would prohibit discrimination based on all-natural and protecting hairstyles. Marking March as Women’s Heritage Month, the House also passed legislation that would produce a Women’s Legal rights Historical past Path application promoting instruction and awareness of the struggle for women’s legal rights in Massachusetts.
“An Act prohibiting discrimination primarily based on organic and protecting hairstyles” (H.4554) would define purely natural hairstyle in statute, prohibit discrimination in educational institutions, work, housing and business enterprise, and ban college procedures that restrict natural and protective hairstyles. This laws would also grow criminal law prohibiting assault and battery for purposes of intimidation to include things like all-natural hairstyle and adds pure hairstyle to despise criminal offense knowledge collection and reporting requirements. It was approved by the Dwelling of Associates 155-.
“An Act relative to the creation of a women’s rights record trail” (H.4555) would require the secretary of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, in conjunction with government director or the Massachusetts Workplace of Vacation and Tourism to establish and put into practice a Women’s Rights Historical past Path application that designates qualities and web-sites as traditionally and thematically involved with the struggle for women’s legal rights and suffrage. The Women’s Rights History Path Task Drive would investigate, solicit general public enter, and make suggestions for web sites, qualities, and sights to be included in the Women’s Rights Record Path program. The legislation was permitted by the Home of Representatives 154-.
I am grateful for Reps. Chynah Tyler and Steven Ultrino for their management to go The CROWN Act to ban discriminatory and racist guidelines that proceed to harm our neighbors in our schools, sites of do the job, housing and community accommodations. We have to keep on to make it clear race-primarily based discrimination will not be tolerated in Massachusetts.
Reps. Danielle Gregoire, Carolyn Dykema and Hannah Kane have extended pushed for the establishment of the Women’s Heritage Trail, and I seem forward to lifting up Leominster’s heroines’ tales by this vital software. The Massachusetts Caucus of Women’s Legislators (www.mawomenscaucus.com) has begun this do the job and has a lot of good history of Massachusetts females leading that you must check out out for Women’s History Month.
Both equally bills now head to the Senate for their thing to consider.
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