Supported Decision-Making Bill refiled in Massachusetts!

This week, Senator Joan Lovely and Representative Paul Tucker filed Supported Decision-Making legislation in the new session of the Massachusetts legislature!

You can see a copy of the SDM bills here:

Massachusetts Advocates for Supported Decision-Making (MASDM), a diverse group of self-advocates, families, legal services providers, older adult advocates, and disability advocates supports the SDM bill.  CPR is a proud member and leader of this broad coalition.

Read more about what the SDM bill would do in our Fact Sheet.

Man in green shirt reading from paper into microphone at table in statehouse.
Johnathan Jenkins, SDM Pilot Participant, testifying in support of SDM bill at 2019 Statehouse hearing.

If you or your organization would like to support SDM Legislation in Massachusetts, we want to hear from you!

Supported Decision-Making legislation was also introduced in the last legislative session.  The Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities favorably reported the bill and the SDM bill had promising momentum before the COVID-19 pandemic.

We applaud Senator Lovely and Representative Tucker for their continued commitment to Supported Decision-Making and look forward to working with the legislature on this important legislation.