It’s the season of waiting and expectations, and we are hoping for the gift of the strongest possible bill to emerge from the conference committee to reform our state’s justice and corrections systems.
Click on this link for a side-by-side of the House and Senate versions of the massive bill to reform our state’s justice and corrections systems. Thanks to the dedication of State Sen. Will Brownsberger, D-Belmont, co-chair of the Massachusetts Joint Committee on the Judiciary, and his staff for the information.
The House and Senate have passed different versions of the bill, and it is in conference committee — see below for members. With our partner activist groups, EMIT is preparing a list of priorities to make the bill as strong as possible when it goes back to both legislative houses for either a thumbs up or thumbs down vote, with no further revisions.
If you are in the districts of any of the conference committee members, please contact me immediately, emit . susan [at] g mail . com, so we can coordinate a face-to-face meeting with your legislator to maximize our impact.
For everyone else, we will be asking you to contact your state representatives and senators with a carefully crafted list of preferred compromises and improvements.
Reform is on the horizon! The question is how strong will it be?
Conference committee members