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LOCATION CHANGE: Executive Office for Administration and Finance to Host First Regulatory Review Listening Session on Disabilities Monday November 9th 2015 Posted on Nov 4

LOCATION CHANGE: Executive Office for Administration and Finance to Host First Regulatory Review Listening Session on Disabilities Monday November 9th 2015

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 first listening session will be held as follows:

Monday November 9, 2015, 3PM-5PM

UPDATED LOCATION:

1000 Washington Street

Room 1-E,

Boston, MA

Executive Office for Administration and Finance to Host First Regulatory Review Listening Sessions on Disabilities Posted on Oct 27

Executive Office for Administration and Finance to Host First Regulatory Review Listening Sessions on Disabilities

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   …Continue Reading Executive Office for Administration and Finance to Host First Regulatory Review Listening Sessions on Disabilities

Recent Amendment to Open Meeting Law Allows Remote Participation for Commissions on Disability Posted on Sep 30

Recent Amendment to Open Meeting Law Allows Remote Participation for Commissions on Disability

One of the mandates of MOD is to provide technical and legal assistance to Executive Branch agencies and local Commissions on Disability (CODs). So we endeavor to apprise them of significant changes to disability related laws. CODs advise and assist municipal officials and employees in ensuring compliance with state and federal laws and regulations that impact persons with disabilities. Recently, the Massachusetts Open Meeting Law, which guides how public meetings must operate, was amended to aid CODs.

Governor Baker Improves Access to Public Records with New Procedures Posted on Aug 6

Governor Baker Improves Access to Public Records with New Procedures

On July 30, 2015 Governor Baker announced new administration-wide procedures in regard to public records requests, in order to improve access to government records and information. These new procedures will serve to increase access to all members of the public, including persons with disabilities, which is in alignment with our office’s statutory mandate to ensure access in all aspects of life.