February 13, 2015

CHILD CENTERED FAMILY LAW
- Co-Sponsors -


Benjamin Franklin
Due to your efforts Senator Anne Gobi was able to introduce our Bill with 46 Co-Sponsors signing their support.

This is Huge!

There were actually 2 Bills filed. One from the Senate, filed by Senator Anne Gobi, and the other from the House sponsored by Rep. Paul Brodeur. The Bills are identical. However, we only found out about the House Bill at the last minute so it did not receive any attention from us.

The work you did in educating your legislators about the Senate bill collected 43 Co-Sponsors.

The House Bill without your efforts only received 9. (Three of them also Co-Sponsored the Senate Bill.) In other words, your calls matter big-time!

You can see the results in the charts below. If your Senator and Rep. are on both charts, you are very good. If only one of your legislators is a Co-Sponsor, you did ok. If none of your Legislators are on the charts, we need to talk.

It is imperative that you call Steve and he will help you get them to agree to support the legislation when it requires a vote in the House or Senate.

Please see the charts below.

SENATE Docket, No. 1061 Filed on: 1/16/2015

An Act relative to Child-Centered Family Law.
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PETITION OF:

Senate or House Name  Party District/Address
Senator
Lead Sponsor
Anne M. Gobi Dem Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire and Middlesex
Senator Sal N. Di Domenico Dem Middlesex and Suffolk
Senator Jason M. Lewis Dem Fifth Middlesex
Senator Anthony W. Petruccelli Dem First Suffolk and Middlesex
Senator James E. Timilty Dem Bristol and Norfolk
Senator Walter F. Timilty Dem 7th Norfolk
 
Senator Viriato M. DeMacedo Republican Plymouth and Barnstable
Senator Richard J. Ross Republican Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex
 
Representative James Arciero Dem 2nd Middlesex
Representative Michael D. Brady Dem 9th Plymouth
Representative Thomas J. Calter Dem 12th Plymouth
Representative Josh S. Cutler Dem 6th Plymouth
Representative Marjorie C. Decker Dem 25th Middlesex
Representative Diana DiZoglio Dem 14th Essex
Representative James J. Dwyer Dem 30th Middlesex
Representative Carolyn C. Dykema Dem 8th Middlesex
Representative Ann-Margaret Ferrante Dem 5th Essex
Representative Carole Fiola Dem 6th Bristol
Representative Colleen M. Garry Dem 36th Middlesex
Representative Thomas A. Golden, Jr. Dem 16th Middlesex
Representative Danielle W. Gregoire Dem 4th Middlesex
Representative Jay R. Kaufman Dem 15th Middlesex
Representative Mary S. Keefe Dem 15th Worcester
Representative Peter V. Kocot Dem 1st Hampshire
Representative David Paul Linsky Dem 5th Middlesex
Representative Paul McMurtry Dem 11th Norfolk
Representative Alice Hanlon Peisch Dem 14th Norfolk
Representative Denise Provost Dem 27th Middlesex
Representative Jeffrey N. Roy Dem 10th Norfolk
Representative Theodore C. Speliotis Dem 13th Essex
Representative Benjamin Swan Dem 11th Hampden
Representative Paul Tucker Dem 7th Essex
Representative Chris Walsh Dem 6th Middlesex
 
Representative Donald R. Berthiaume Jr. Republican 5th Worcester
Representative Shawn Dooley Republican 9th Norfolk
Representative Kimberly N. Ferguson Republican 1st Worcester
Representative Paul K. Frost Republican 7th Worcester
Representative Sheila C. Harrington Republican 1st Middlesex
Representative Bradford Hill Republican 4th Essex
Representative Randy Hunt Republican 5th Barnstable
Representative Shaunna O’Connell Republican 3rd Bristol
Representative David T. Vieira Republican 3rd Barnstable


HOUSE Docket, No. 3021 Filed on: 1/16/2015

An Act relative to Child-Centered Family Law.
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PETITION OF:

Senate or House Name Party District/Address
Representative
Lead Sponsor
Paul Brodeur Dem 32nd Middlesex
Representative Brian M. Ashe Dem 2nd Hampden
Representative Christopher M. Markey Dem 9th Bristol
Representative Jeffrey N. Roy Dem 10th Norfolk
Representative Angelo M. Scaccia Dem 14th Suffolk
Representative Benjamin Swan Dem 11th Hampden
Representative Chris Walsh Dem 6th Middlesex
 
Representative Shawn Dooley Republican 9th Norfolk
Representative Sheila C. Harrington Republican 1st Middlesex
Representative Randy Hunt Republican 5th Barnstable
 
Senator Jason M. Lewis Dem Fifth Middlesex


We can do this and get you the rights you so surely deserve.

We cannot do it alone.

You must participate.

You must get to know your Senator and Representative.

We made a great start, however now the real work begins.

You will be receiving notifications of Town Hall Meetings throughout the State. Go to the meetings and tell the legislators there to vote for the Child Centered Family Law. Do it for your kids and do it because it is your one big chance to make history.

Your next two chances to make a difference:

An evening meeting with Senators in Lawrence on February 23.

An evening meeting with Senators in Braintree on Februay 25.

Mark these on your calendar right now. We will send you more information in the days to come.

Ned Holstein, MD, MS
Founder and Acting Executive Director

Steve Hitner
National Parents Organization
Consultant
[email protected]
508-335-0069


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