November 2019

November 19, 2019

Sen. Comerford’s written testimony in support of S.1877/H.2776 – Resolve providing for the creation of a special commission relative to the seal and motto of the Commonwealth

Sen. Comerford’s oral testimony in support of S.1877/H.2776 – Resolve providing for the creation of a special commission relative to the seal and motto of the Commonwealth

Food System Caucus Co-Chairs’ testimony on S.48/H.145 – An Act relative to an agricultural healthy incentives program

Sen. Comerford’s testimony to Senate Third Reading for H.4066 – An Act relative to the board of selectmen of the town of Sunderland

Sen. Comerford’s testimony on H.4068 – An Act Abolishing the Sewer Commission of the Town of Royalston

November 18, 2019

Sen. Comerford’s testimony on H.2220 and H.3662 (divest from fossil fuel companies)

November 14, 2019

Joint letter to MassDOT Secretary Pollack regarding Valley Flyer passenger rail pilot

November 13, 2019

Sen. Comerford’s testimony on corrections-related bills

November 12, 2019

Sen. Comerford’s testimony on S.1934 – An act requiring public interest considerations in gas infrastructure expansion proceedings

Sen. Comerford’s testimony on pesticide legislation

November 11, 2019

Joint letter of support for Pelham’s Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness action grant program application

Joint letter of support for Pelham’s Resilient Town Campus vision

November 6, 2019

Sen. Comerford’s testimony on ranked choice voting bills

October 2019

October 31, 2019

Memo from Sen. Comerford to Senate President Spilka and Senate Ways and Means Chair Rodrigues regarding youth tobacco harm prevention strategy

October 30, 2019

Sen. Comerford’s testimony on H.4102 – An Act relative to disqualification of bidders on city contracts

October 29, 2019

Sen. Comerford’s testimony on S.29 – An Act establishing the Massachusetts foster care review office

October 28, 2019

Sen. Comerford’s testimony on S.816 – An Act providing a bill of rights for people experiencing homelessness

October 24, 2019

Letter to Department of Public Health regarding certified nurse aide licensing

October 23, 2019

Sen. Comerford’s testimony on H.3121 – An Act transitioning Massachusetts to electric buses

October 22, 2019

Sen. Comerford’s testimony supporting H.2424 – An Act to strengthen the foundation of the Commonwealth

October 21, 2019

Sen. Comerford’s testimony on S.2337 – An Act to extend veterans retirement buyback opportunities

October 17, 2019

Sen. Comerford’s testimony in support of S.107 – An Act relative to the digital right to repair

October 8, 2019

Joint letter regarding potential policy changes to MassHealth’s regulations for disabled seniors

Sen. Comerford’s testimony supporting H.4002 – (transportation bond bill)

Letter of support for Franklin Regional Transit Authority (FRTA) and the MassHire Franklin Hampshire Workforce Board (MFHWB) grant proposal

October 3, 2019

Letter from Sen. Comerford and Rep. Blais nominating Francia Wisnewski for statewide award

October 2, 2019

Sen. Comerford’s memo to Senate President Spilka on hemp

Sen. Comerford’s testimony on S.556 – An Act authorizing telemedicine services

September 2019

September 27, 2019

Sen. Comerford’s comments on 400 MW SMART Review proposed regulations

September 24, 2019

Sen. Comerford’s testimony on S.1932 (modernize electric energy grid)

Sen. Comerford’s testimony on H.897, H.736, and S.485 (forest protection)

Sen. Comerford’s testimony on S.2155 (prohibition of nuclear weapons)

Sen. Comerford’s testimony on S.2156 (investigation of impeachment)

Sen. Comerford’s testimony on S.2157 (aligning Commonwealth with UN Treaty on nuclear weapons)

Rural Caucus’ joint testimony on S.205, H.364

September 18, 2019

Sen. Comerford’s testimony regarding proposed rate increase by the East Northfield Water Company

September 17, 2019

Sen. Comerford’s testimony on S.871 – An Act prohibiting the use of public funds to pay awards, fines or settlements in cases where public officials are found responsible or guilty of sexual harassment or assault

September 10, 2019

Sen. Comerford’s testimony supporting H.2686 – An Act establishing gender neutral bathrooms

Sen. Comerford’s testimony supporting H.3664 – An Act providing for a gender neutral designation on state documents and identifications

Food System Caucus letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture regarding proposal to limit broad-based categorical eligibility

September 4, 2019

Sen. Comerford’s testimony supporting H.1717 – An Act advancing public health and safety using fentanyl testing strips

Joint letter from Food Systems Caucus Co-Chairs to House Speaker and Senate President regarding Hunger Action Month

July 2019

July 26, 2019

Letter to Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) about ServiceNet funding for crisis shelter beds

Joint letter to Department of Energy Resources (DOER) regarding proposed changes to the Renewable Energy Portfolio Standards (RPS)

July 23, 2019

Sen. Comerford’s statement on Renewable Communities report

Sen. Comerford’s testimony supporting S.1614 – An Act improving the earned income credit for working families

Sen. Comerford’s testimony supporting S.1935/H.2865 (net zero stretch code)

Sen. Comerford’s testimony supporting S.1958/H.2836 (100% renewable energy)

Letter to Energy and Environmental Affairs supporting Kestrel Land Trust and Town of Whately conservation commitment

July 17, 2019

Joint letter to Gov. Baker requesting Western Mass appointment to DCR Stewardship Council

July 16, 2019

Sen. Comerford’s testimony to supporting S.824, H.3566, S.913, H.3456 (right to counsel and Housing Opportunity and Mobility through Eviction Sealing [HOMES])

Sen. Comerford’s testimony supporting S.31 (homelessness data and hotline)

Sen. Comerford’s testimony supporting S.249 (equitable access to School building incentives)

July 12, 2019

Joint letter to Commissioner Lebeaux regarding the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources’ (MDAR) hemp policy

July 11, 2019

Letter to Department of Energy Resources (DOER) regarding Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) review and ground mounted solar

Joint letter to Commissioner Suuberg regarding natural gas compressor station

July 10, 2019

Sen. Comerford’s testimony supporting S.1613 – An Act supporting farming on non-contiguous land

Legislative Rural Caucus testimony supporting S.1673 – An Act establishing the Massachusetts rural jobs act

July 9, 2019

Sen. Comerford’s testimony supporting S.1933 – Act to Protect Ratepayers

Sen. Comerford’s testimony supporting S.1054 – An Act Identifying Corporate Irresponsibility

Sen. Comerford’s testimony supporting S.668 – Community Care for Elderly

July 1, 2019

Joint letter inviting Gov. Baker to Western Massachusetts Municipal Summit

Joint letter inviting Sec. Kennealy to Western Massachusetts Municipal Summit

June 2019

June 25, 2019

Sen. Comerford’s testimony supporting S.28 – An Act allowing spouses to serve as caregivers

Sen. Comerford’s testimony supporting S.247/H.443 – An Act Prohibiting the Use of Native American Mascots by Public Schools in the Commonwealth

Sen. Comerford’s testimony supporting H.2870 – An Act to allow equal access solar net metering projects

June 17, 2019

Sen. Comerford’s testimony supporting the ROE Act, or S.1209/H.3320 – An Act to Remove Obstacles and Expand Abortion Access

June 13, 2019

Joint Letter supporting an increase of the Head Start State Supplemental Grant line item in FY20 budget

June 11, 2019

Sen. Comerford’s testimony supporting S.683/H.1194: An Act establishing Medicare for all in Massachusetts

Sen. Comerford’s testimony supporting S.2154 – An Act providing for timely reimbursement of cities and towns for veterans’ benefits

Joint letter to Gov. Baker opposing President Trump’s discriminatory armed forces policy in Massachusetts

June 6, 2019

Sen. Comerford’s testimony supporting S.555 – An Act relative to the continuity of care of mental health treatment

June 4, 2019

Sen. Comerford’s testimony supporting S.464/H.761 – An Act relative to environmental justice and toxics reduction in the Commonwealth

June 3, 2019

Sen. Comerford’s testimony supporting S.250 – An Act adding a suicide prevention hotline number on student identification cards

Sen. Comerford’s testimony to Education Committee regarding S.267/H.591 – An Act regarding breakfast after the bell

April 2019

April 30, 2019

Sen. Comerford’s testimony to the Higher Education Committee supporting S.741/H.1214 – An Act to commit to higher education the resources to insure a strong and healthy public higher education system (CHERISH Act)

Sen. Comerford’s testimony to the Judiciary Committee supporting S.870 – An Act relative to protecting LGBTQ victims

Sen. Comerford’s testimony on S.1053 to reduce barriers to professional licensure for immigrants

April 25, 2019

Sen. Comerford’s Floor Speech in Support of S.2203 – An Act Relative to Gender Identity on Massachusetts Identification

April 23, 2019

Sen. Comerford’s testimony supporting S.469 – An Act relative to agricultural disaster relief and S.482 – An Act regarding a farmland protection and viability action plan

April 18, 2019

Sen. Comerford’s testimony supporting S.706/H.1133 and S.703 – drug pricing and transparency legislation

April 16, 2019

Letter to Gov. Baker about Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

April 11, 2019

Sen. Comerford’s testimony for S.16/H.86: Proposal for a legislative amendment to the Constitution to provide resources for education and transportation through an additional tax on incomes in excess of one million dollars

April 9, 2019

Sen. Comerford’s testimony on Low Enrollment Adjustment Factor (LEAF)

Sen. Comerford’s testimony on H.1209/S.764 – An Act relative to sexual violence on higher education campuses and H. 1208/S.736 – An Act requiring sexual misconduct climate surveys at institutions of higher education

April 8, 2019

Sen. Comerford’s testimony on S.352 – An Act relative to stabilizing the Commonwealth’s nursing facilities

April 2, 2019

Letter about proposed rule for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) requirement for able-bodied adults without dependents

Sen. Comerford’s testimony in support of S.490/H.751 – An Act promoting awareness of sewage pollution in public waters 

April 1, 2019

Sen. Comerford’s testimony supporting S.452 – An Act reducing plastic bag pollution

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