Campaign Childcare

An Act Supporting Parents Running for Public Office - HD1418 - SD994

  • Allows candidates for office to pay for necessary child care expenses from campaign funds

  • Catches MA up to states like Texas, Alabama, and Wisconsin

the decision makers

Joint Committee on Election Laws

Who on committee has co-sponsored:

state senators:

Barry Finegoldred x
Barry Finegold (D)
Andover

chair

Adam Gomezred x
Adam Gomez (D)

chair

Michael Bradyred x
Michael Brady (D)
Brockton
Cynthia Creemred x
Cynthia Creem (D)
Newton
James Eldridgered x
James Eldridge (D)
Acton
Ryan Fattmanred x
Ryan Fattman (R)
Sutton

state representatives:

Daniel Ryanred x
Daniel Ryan (D)
Boston

chair

Tommy Vitologreen check
Tommy Vitolo (D)
Brookline

chair

Patrick Kearneygreen check
Patrick Kearney (D)
Scituate
Alan Silviared x
Alan Silvia (D)
Fall River
Daniel Careyred x
Daniel Carey (D)
Easthampton
Meghan Kilcoynered x
Meghan Kilcoyne (D)
Sally Keransred x
Sally Kerans (D)
Jessica Gianninored x
Jessica Giannino (D)
Carol Dohertyred x
Carol Doherty (D)
Shawn Dooleyred x
Shawn Dooley (R)
Norfolk
Marc Lombardored x
Marc Lombardo (R)
Billerica

Who has co-sponsored:

History of the bill

2021

Feb 2020

Sent to Study

2020

Sep 2019

During debate on H.4087, House doesn't adopt this law as amendment, but creates a commission to "study" the issue

May 2019

Committee Hearing (Election Laws)

2019

Dec 2018

Bill dies after not being taken up by the House

Apr 2018

Favorably reported by Election Laws Committee

2018

Jan 2017

Bill introduced as H.2898

2017