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DignityMA supports H.3150 / S.2009 – Public Records

Statement of Support for H.3150 / S.2009: An Act Relating to Access to Public Records

SECTION 1. Section 7 of Chapter 66 of the General Laws, is hereby amended by inserting at the end thereto the following sentence: All records in the custody of the state secretary shall be open to public inspection and available for copying after the expiration of 90 years from creation of the record.

SECTION 2. Section 2A of Chapter 46 of the General Laws, is hereby amended by striking out, in the first sentence, the words “children born out of wedlock or” and “or those of persons born out of wedlock”.

This statement of support has been endorsed by twenty-nine individual and organizational members of Dignity Alliance Massachusetts including the following:

  • Frank E. Baskin
  • Boston Center for Independent Living
  • Rachel Broudy, MD
  • Margaret Cahill, M.Ed. Community Educator
  • Center for Living & Working
  • COP Amputee Association, Inc.-COPAA
  • Disability Policy Consortium
  • Easterseals Massachusetts
  • Evan Falchuk, CEO, Family First
  • Judi Fonsh, MSW
  • Lachlan Forrow, MD
  • Wynn Gerhard
  • Arlene Germain, Co-Founder Dignity Alliance MA and MA Advocates for Nursing Home Reform
  • Paul J. Lanzikos, former Secretary MA Executive Office of Elder Affairs
  • James A. Lomastro PhD
  • Matthew Mahlan
  • MA Association for Mental Health Older Adult Behavioral Health Network
  • Mass Home Care
  • Massachusetts Law Reform Institute, Georgia Katsoulomitis, CEO
  • MetroWest Center for Independent Living
  • Former Senator Richard T. Moore
  • Priscilla O’Reilly
  • Lauren Petit, Orange, MA
  • Kate Piper, Advocate for incarcerated dementia patients