Safe Communities Act

An Act to Protect the Civil Rights and Safety of all MA Residents - HD1165 - SD532

  • Prevents local law enforcement from cooperating with ICE

  • Prohibits police from asking questions about immigration status

  • Protects people of color from racial profiling by police

the decision makers

Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security

Who on committee has co-sponsored:

state senators:

Walter Timiltyred x
Walter Timilty (D)
Milton

chair

Sonia Chang-Diazgreen check
Sonia Chang-Diaz (D)
Boston

chair

James Eldridgegreen check
James Eldridge (D)
Acton
Michael Moorered x
Michael Moore (D)
Millbury
Rebecca Rauschgreen check
Rebecca Rausch (D)
Needham
John Velisred x
John Velis (D)
Westfield
Ryan Fattmanred x
Ryan Fattman (R)
Sutton

state representatives:

Carlos Gonzálezgreen check
Carlos González (D)
Springfield

chair

David Bielered x
David Biele (D)
Boston

chair

Bruce Ayersred x
Bruce Ayers (D)
Quincy
Chynah Tylerred x
Chynah Tyler (D)
Boston
Christina Minicuccigreen check
Christina Minicucci (D)
North Andover
Liz Mirandagreen check
Liz Miranda (D)
Boston
Jonathan Zlotnikred x
Jonathan Zlotnik (D)
Gardner
Joseph McGonaglered x
Joseph McGonagle (D)
Everett
Dan Senagreen check
Dan Sena (D)
Brian Ashered x
Brian Ashe (D)
Longmeadow
David Vieirared x
David Vieira (R)
Falmouth
Peter Durantred x
Peter Durant (R)
Spencer
Steven Xiarhosred x
Steven Xiarhos (R)

Who has co-sponsored:

History of the bill

2021

Dec 2020

Bill left to die in committee (House Ways & Means)

Jul 2020

Favorably reported by Public Safety Committee

2020

Jan 2019

Filed as Safe Communities Act - H3573

2019

Jun 2018

Sent to study by the Public Safety Committee

May 2018

Budget drama:
1) Senate filed as amendment to their budget
2) House did not pass
3) Conference committee stripped from final budget

2018

Jun 2017

Hearing in Public Safety Committee

Jan 2017

Filed as Safe Communities Act - H3269

2017

Sep 2016

Sent to study by the Public Safety Committee

2016

Sep 2015

Hearing in Judiciary Committee

Jan 2015

Filed as Trust Act H1228

2015

Jun 2014

Sent to study

2014

Jul 2013

Judiciary Committee Hearing

Jan 2013

Filed as Trust Act H1613

2013