Entries by Jason Lewis

Economic Development Bill Signed into Law, Including Non-Compete Reforms Championed by Senator Jason Lewis

BOSTON — The state legislature enacted a sweeping economic development bill which was signed into law by Governor Charlie Baker earlier this month. The bill includes long-sought reforms championed by Senator Jason Lewis to the enforcement of non-compete agreements in Massachusetts. Non-compete agreements restrict where somebody can work, for a certain period of time, after […]

Governor Baker Signs into Law Comprehensive Bill to Combat Opioid Epidemic, With Support from Senator Jason Lewis

BOSTON –The Massachusetts legislature recently passed An Act for prevention and access to appropriate care and treatment of addiction and Governor Baker has signed the bill into law. This legislation builds upon earlier efforts to fight the opioid epidemic, and further establishes Massachusetts as a national leader in efforts to strengthen education, prevention, treatment, and […]

Senator Lewis Champions Alzheimer’s & Dementia Bill Sent to Governor

BOSTON – The Massachusetts House and Senate Senate took historic steps to address the Alzheimer’s and dementia healthcare crisis in the Commonwealth voting to pass an Act relative to Alzheimer’s and related dementias in the Commonwealth. The legislation, championed in the Senate by Senator Jason Lewis, marks major progress in supporting individuals with Alzheimer’s and […]

Massachusetts Senate Invests in Environmental Protection, with Senator Lewis’s Support

BOSTON – The Massachusetts Senate passed An Act promoting climate change adaptation, environmental and natural resource protection, and investment in recreational assets and opportunity. The legislation authorizes investment in climate change adaptation programs and improvements to existing climate resilient infrastructure. Massachusetts has continually demonstrated leadership in the fight against global climate change, and the investments […]

With Lewis Support, Massachusetts Senate Passes Automatic Voter Registration

BOSTON – Today, the Massachusetts Senate passed An Act automatically registering eligible voters and enhancing safeguards against fraud. The legislation creates a framework in which eligible voters will be automatically registered to vote when receiving services from the Registry of Motor Vehicles, MassHealth, and other participating state agencies. The framework will be overseen and implemented […]

Senate Passes Jason Lewis Bill to Protect Youth from the Health Risks of Tobacco and Nicotine Addiction

BOSTON– Yesterday, the Massachusetts Senate engrossed comprehensive legislation, sponsored by Senator Jason Lewis, to reduce youth access to tobacco and nicotine products. Tobacco use and nicotine addiction remains the leading cause of preventable illness and premature death in Massachusetts, responsible for more than $4 billion in annual health care costs to the Commonwealth. Youth are […]

Senator Lewis & Representative Brodeur Lead Successful Effort to Create Paid Family & Medical Leave Program in Massachusetts

BOSTON— Senator Jason Lewis and Representative Paul Brodeur, who serve as Co-Chairs of the Committee on Labor and Workforce Development, led a successful effort to create a new paid family and medical leave program in Massachusetts. The legislation was signed into law on June 28 by Governor Charlie Baker. Once the program is fully implemented, […]

Passing Lewis Bill, Massachusetts State Senate Curbs Ivory and Rhino Horn Trade

BOSTON– The Massachusetts State Senate passed S. 2553, An Act relative to ivory and rhinoceros horn trafficking. The bill represents the Senate’s commitment to protecting the environment and conserving critically endangered species. This bill aligns Massachusetts law with current federal law and seeks to curtail the sale and trafficking of ivory. It restricts the trade […]