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Last updated: 6/3/2021

Life and Liberty Legislative Agenda 2021-2022

Life

Babies Born Alive Protection Act – HB1760: reverses some of the worst parts of the Infanticide Act by requiring a doctor take all reasonable steps to save the life of a baby born alive during a botched abortion, increasing the age of consent to get an abortion from 16 to 18, and by requiring all abortions be performed by a doctor and not allow physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and midwives to perform abortions.
Bill text: HB1760 Babies Born Alive Act.
Status: Filed in the House by Rep. Marc Lombardo (R) and concurred in Joint Committee on Judiciary (JJU) referral.

Defund Planned Parenthood Act – HB1296: prohibits taxpayer funds from going to Planned Parenthood because of its alleged involvement in harvesting and sale of baby body parts from aborted babies.
Bill text: HB1296 Defund Planned Parenthood Act.
Status: Filed in the House by Rep. Joseph McKenna (R) and concurred in Joint Committee on Health Care Financing (JHC) referral.

Liberty

Religious Liberty Protection Act – HB1536: prohibits government discrimination or action against any person, business or organization based on a religious belief or moral conviction regarding marriage or the immutable biological sexes of male and female.
Bill text: HB1536 Religious Liberty Protection Act.
Status: Filed in the House by Rep. David DeCoste (R) and concurred in Joint Committee on Judiciary (JJU) referral.

Freedom to Counsel Act – HB251: permits therapists to treat gender confusion in children through discussion therapy.
Bill text: HB251 Freedom to Counsel Act.
Status: Filed in the House by Rep. Joseph McKenna (R) and concurred in Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities (JCF) referral.

Stop the Abuse of Power (SAP) Act – HB497: no declaration of emergency or emergency executive order under the Civil Defense Act may last more 30 days without a three-fifths, roll-call vote of the House and Senate to continue it and the House and Senate must reapprove any declaration of emergency or executive order every 30 days thereafter.
Bill text: HB497 Stop the Abuse of Power Act.
Status: Filed in the House by Rep. Marc Lombardo (R) and concurred in Joint Committee on COVID-19 and Emergency Preparedness and Management referral.
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1776 Graduation Requirement Act – HB571: no student may graduate from high school unless they demonstrate satisfactory knowledge of the founding principles of the United States of America. The standards for this requirement must be based on original source documents such as the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, the Mayflower Compact, and the Magna Carta.
Bill text: HB571 1776 Graduation Requirement.
Status: Filed in the House by Rep. David DeCoste (R) and concurred in Joint Committee on Education (JED) referral.

Defund Sanctuary Cities Act – HB2186: reduces state aid to any city that adopts sanctuary city policies that prevent local police from cooperating with federal authorities under an Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainer request is made.
Bill text: HB2186 Defund Sanctuary Cities.
Status: Filed in the House by Rep. Marc Lombardo (R) and concurred in Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government (JMR) referral.
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Stop Government Benefits Fraud by Illegal Aliens Act – HB246: requires verification of citizenship status before any state taxpayer benefits may be provided to an individual.
Bill text: HB246 Stop Government Benefits Fraud by Illegal Aliens.
Status: Filed in the House by Rep. Marc Lombardo (R) and concurred in Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities (JCF) referral.

Massachusetts Workers Protection Act – HD1879: requires all employers to enroll in the E-verify system to verify an employee’s ability to work in Massachusetts.
Bill text: HD1879 Massachusetts Workers Protection Act.
Status: Filed in the House by Rep. David DeCoste (R) and being drafted by House Counsel.

Open-borders Agenda 2021-2022

Dangerous Communities Act – HB2418, SB1579: prohibits police from coordinating with federal authorities to remove dangerous criminal illegal aliens from our streets.
Bill Text: HB2418 Dangerous Communities Act and SB1579 Dangerous Communities Act.
Status: HB2418 was filed in the House by Rep. Ruth Balser (D) and in Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security (JPSF).
Status: SB1579 was filed in the Senate by James Eldridge (D) and in Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security (JPSF).

Illegal Alien Driver’s License Act – HB3456, SB2289: would allow the Registry of Motor Vehicles to issue licenses to illegal aliens.
Bill text: HB3456 Illegal Alien Driver’s License Act and SB2289 Illegal Alien Driver’s License Act.
Status: HB3456 was filed by Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier (D) and concurred in Joint Committee on Transportation (JTR) referral. Virtual hearing on 6/23/2021, 2:00-4:00 PM.
Status: SB2289 was filed by Sen. Brendan Crighton (D) and concurred in Joint Committee on Transportation (JTR) referral. Virtual hearing on 6/23/2021, 2:00-4:00 PM.
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Culture of Death Agenda 2021-2022

University Abortion Mill Bill – HB2399, SB1470: provides up to $200,000 in funds to equip state universities and colleges to provide medication abortions, and requires tuition and fees to pay for such abortions.
Bill text: HB2399 University Abortion Mill Bill and SB1470 University Abortion Mill Bill.
Status Status: HB2399 was filed in the House by Rep. Lindsay Sabadosa (D) and concurred in Joint Committee on Public Health (JPH) referral. Virtual hearing on 6/7/2021, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.
Status Status: SB1470 was filed in the Senate by Sen. Jason Lewis (D) and concurred in Joint Committee on Public Health (JPH) referral. Virtual hearing on 6/7/2021, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.
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Physician Assisted Suicide Act – HB2381, SD 801: allows doctors to prescribe deadly doses of drugs to patients who may be under duress or suffering from depression.
Bill text: HB2381 Physician Assisted Suicide and SB1384 Physician Assisted Suicide.
Status: HB2381 was filed in the House by Rep. James O’Day (D) and concurred in Joint Committee on Public Health (JPH) referral.
Status: SB1384 was filed in the Senate by Sen. Joanne Comerford (D) and concurred in Joint Committee on Public Health (JPH) referral.
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Pornographic Sex-ed Mandate Act – HB673, SB2495 (SB318): this pornographic curriculum bill contains highly objectionable material for children as young as elementary school age.
Bill text: HB673 Pornographic Sex-ed Mandate and SB2495 (SB318) Pornographic Sex-ed Mandate.
Status: HB673 was filed in the House by Rep. James O’Day (D) and concurred in Joint Committee on Education (JED) referral. Hearing was held on 5/21/2021. Reported favorably as amended by Joint Committee.
Status: SB2495 (SB318) was filed in the Senate by Sal DiDomenico (D) and concurred in the Joint Committee on Education (JED) referral. Hearing was held on 5/21/2021. Reported favorably as amended by Joint Committee.
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