Entries by Jason Lewis

Legislature Sends Comprehensive Criminal Justice Reform Bill to Governor’s Desk with Senator Jason Lewis’ Support

Both Houses of the Massachusetts Legislature passed landmark criminal justice reform legislation, with support from Senator Jason Lewis. The bill passed the Massachusetts Senate with unanimous support, reflecting the bipartisan consensus on these reforms. An Act relative to criminal justice reform will lead to a more equitable system by supporting our youngest and most vulnerable […]

Senate Passes Short-Term Rentals Bill with Senator Jason Lewis’ Support

The Massachusetts Senate passed S. 2381, An Act regulating and insuring short-term rentals, with the support of Senator Jason Lewis. The bill expands the scope of the state’s room occupancy excise tax and local option excise tax to include short-term transient accommodations, including those arranged through platforms such as AirBnB. The legislation would generate an […]

Senate Passes Housing Bond Bill with Senator Jason Lewis’ Support

The Massachusetts Senate voted to pass S. 2368, An Act financing the production and preservation of housing for low and moderate income residents, a housing bond bill. The bill is the outcome of a session-long collaboration between the Senate and House, with a focus on preserving, modernizing, and increasing production of the state’s affordable housing […]

Senate Passes Civics Education Curriculum Bill with Senator Jason Lewis’ Support

The Massachusetts Senate voted to pass S. 2355, An Act to Promote and Enhance Civic Engagement, legislation developed over eighteen months of bipartisan collaboration and passed with the support of Senator Jason Lewis. The legislation enacts a hands-on and experiential approach to fostering civic engagement. The bill incorporates project-based learning components, encourages the instruction of […]

Senate Passes Social Media Privacy Protection Legislation with Senator Jason Lewis’ Support

The Massachusetts Senate unanimously passed S.2320, An Act relative to social media privacy protection. The bill aims to protect the personal social media accounts of students and employees across the Commonwealth. Specifically, the legislation prevents employers and schools from requesting and requiring access to the personal social media accounts of applicants, employees, and students as […]

Senate Passes Pet Protection Bills with Senator Jason Lewis’ Support

The Massachusetts Senate passed two bills strengthening pet health and safety in the Commonwealth. S.1155, An Act relative to protecting puppies and kittens, ensures that puppies and kittens are bred and sold in safe and healthy environments, and strengthens the Massachusetts “Puppy Lemon Law” to give pet owners more options if they unknowingly purchase a […]

Senator Jason Lewis Appointed to Massachusetts Senate Leadership Post

Senator Jason Lewis was appointed by Senate President Harriette L. Chandler to the position of Assistant Majority Whip of the Massachusetts State Senate. The Assistant Majority Whip plays an integral role assisting the Senate leadership team in communicating policy goals to the Senate membership and advancing its legislative agenda. “As we continue to fight for […]

Column: A Bold Vision for a Clean Energy Future

Ahead of the Paris climate summit in late 2015, President Barack Obama said, “There’s one issue that will define the contours of this century more dramatically than any other, and that is the urgent threat of a changing climate.” The resulting Paris Climate Agreement, signed by virtually every country in the world, is the strongest […]

Senator Jason Lewis to Host Community Conversation in Malden on the Future of Work

Continuing his “Community Conversations” issue discussions, Senator Jason Lewis is excited to announce an upcoming conversation he will hold on our changing economy, evolving workforce needs, and innovative approaches to prepare today’s students and workers for the jobs of the future. Held in every community of the district, “Community Conversations” are issue discussions delving into […]