Members of the public have an opportunity to voice their concerns about programs and regulations that impact persons with disabilities to Commonwealth senior staff and agency heads in an open and welcoming environment. This will also be a chance to listen to the input of other …Continue Reading Your State Government Wants to Hear From You on Disability Regulations
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
1000 Washington Street
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
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.
MOD had the pleasure of welcoming professionals from the international disability community this summer. MOD was visited on two separate occasions by leaders in disability policy and Independent Living from both Canada and South Korea through the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP).
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