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As part of a series of ten regulatory review listening sessions held by the Executive Office for Administration and Finance, three sessions on Disabilities will be held in November and December of 2015. Governor Baker’s Executive Order 562 commissions a thorough review of every Executive Branch regulation and public feedback is vital to the success of the project. Those affected by state regulations in any way are strongly encouraged to attend one of the listening sessions held by executive offices across the state this year and submit written comments to help inform the process.

Two stacked binders, one labeled Regulations the other labeled Guidelines

Make your voice heard on regulations that impact persons with disabilities.

Senior staff members from the Executive Office for Administration and Finance will be at each listening session. The Disabilities listening sessions seek public input regarding regulations impacting persons with disabilities. This includes both regulations for agencies that assist persons with disabilities, as well as regulations impacting persons with disabilities (e.g. building codes).

The three listening sessions will be held as follows:

Monday November 9, 2015, 3PM-5PM UPDATED LOCATION:

1000 Washington Street

Room 1-E,

Boston, MA 02118

Tuesday November 17, 2015, 1PM-3PM

Quinsigamond Community College

670 W. Boylston Street

Worcester, MA 01606

Monday December 7, 2015, 3PM-5PM

North Shore Community College: Room 105

Danvers Campus Health Professions and Student Services Building

1 Ferncroft Road

Danvers, MA 01923

Those who are unable to attend the sessions in person are  invited to join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #regreview and tweeting @MassANF.

Written Comments may be submitted to the Executive Office for Administration and Finance at 24 Beacon Street, Massachusetts State House Room 373, Boston, MA 02133, via email at RegReform@state.ma.us or through A&F’s  “A Clearer Code: Regulatory Review Feedback Portal”.

Specific questions about this process or the nature of these listening sessions should be directed to Lisa Dixon, Special Counsel for Regulatory Reform, at 617-727-2040 or Lisa.Dixon@state.ma.us.

Reasonable accommodations are available upon request. For accommodation, please contact Brian McKeon at 617-727-2040 or Brian.McKeon@massmail.state.ma.us.

 

 

 

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