Our hearing in front of the Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development will be held:
Tuesday, June 25
State House, Room B-1
Since the B-1 room is small, we ask that you arrive early.
We’ve been asked by the Joint Committee to give a brief presentation, which we have finalized. If you plan to speak individually regardless, we recommend that you stay under two minutes. We expect the Committee to move our bill forward based on last session’s vote, so we hope to keep the Committee members positive about our bill by respecting their time and staying focused. (We suggest written accounts for filling in details, which might help to save everyone time.)
While you’re at the State House that day, drop by your legislators’ offices (both your rep and senator) and tell them you want House Bill 1766, the Healthy Workplace Bill, to become law. If you can schedule appointments with them that day, even better. Whether or not you meet with your legislators, leave the following with their aides or them:
If you can’t make it on that day, e-mail this information to your legislators.
Once we pass this committee as we did last session, we expect to move onto a First, Second, and Third Reading in the House — where we stopped last session before the session ended. Passing the Third Reading in the House is a major accomplishment in getting this bill into law, but then the bill moves onto the same three readings in the Senate before it gets enacted.
Remember: most bills take multiple two-year sessions to pass into law. Thousands of bills get filed each session, but only a few hundred even make it to the House — but we’ve had one of them, thanks to your help in spreading the word. Don’t underestimate how much of a ripple effect telling even one person can have.