Legislative Updates

The Massachusetts Police Association's Executive Director Jim Machado works tirelessly to ensure that the voice of the association is heard on Beacon Hill. Jim is well respected and has been instrumental in ensuring our primary goals are communicated to the State Delegation. On this page you will find the latest news from Beacon Hill. Jim is constantly updating the association with breaking news that is pertinent to not only active police officers but also retired.


Healey-Driscoll Administration Awards Nearly $5 Million to Address Local Public Safety Needs

November 17, 2023 | 0 Comments

The Healey-Driscoll Administration announced on Thursday, November 16, 2023 nearly $5 million in funds awarded to 130 police departments across the state to address their communities’ unmet public safety priorities. The awards were made possible by the Edward J. Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, a federal grant awarded by the Department of Justice to the Office …

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Gun Bill Update

October 22, 2023 | 0 Comments

On October 18th, the House overwhelming supported their version of the gun bill. Ten democrats joined the entire Republican caucus in voting against the bill. The one bright spot is an amendment filed by Representative Cusack of Braintree that exempted off duty officers from section 123 was one of four that were accepted. The amendment, …

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Legislative Update – Busy Week

October 6, 2023 | 0 Comments

This week was one of the most substantive of this legislative session. On Tuesday, we submitted written testimony to the committee on public service regarding a number of important topics. Our bill H2660 which would do away with the monetary earnings cap and make it strictly the 1200 hours was among many bills on the topic. …

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Joint Committee on Public Service

April 3, 2023 | 0 Comments

The Joint Committee on Public service is holding a hearing to collect testimony. The hearing is a hybrid format and those wishing to attend virtually must register. Please visit: https://malegislature.gov/Events/Hearings/Detail/4483 for more information. The deadline to register is Monday, April 3 at 4:00PM

Retiree Earning Cap Returns

January 11, 2023 | 0 Comments

Last week PERAC released a memo to all retirement boards announcing that the earnings waiver enjoyed over the last three years expired on 12/31/22. Although we are filing legislation to provide relief, members are reminded of the current law. Retirees who left before 2022 are allowed to make the difference between their pension and the current …

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Inauguration Brings New Season

January 8, 2023 | 0 Comments

This past week, Governor Healey was sworn in along with other constitutional officers. Not only is Healey the first female governor, women now control four of five constitutional positions. The lone male, William Galvin remains as secretary of state. Democrats control all offices as well as overwhelming majorities in the legislature. President Spilka and Speaker …

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Rep. Turco Civil Service Petition

December 21, 2022 | 0 Comments

Click The Link regarding an email sent in regard to a petition lead by Rep. Turco https://conta.cc/3G8KcWW

MPA Offers Solutions – Letter to Governor & HRD

November 17, 2022 | 0 Comments

Late yesterday, along with our esteemed legal team, we finalized and sent off our findings and solutions to both Governor Baker and HRD. Since the release of this unfortunate news, we have worked closely with our legal advisors, union partners, membership and board as an information clearinghouse to be able to provide facts, ease some …

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MPA Endorses Rep. Tom Stanley

September 15, 2022 | 0 Comments

The MPA Executive Board has voted to endorse Representative Tom Stanley from the 9th Middlesex District. He has been a longtime supporter of Law Enforcement in Massachusetts and we look forward to working with him in our future endeavors.

MPA endorses Patrick O’Connor for State Senate

July 23, 2022 | 0 Comments

The MPA Executive Board voted to endorse Rep. O’Connor. He has a been a longtime supporter of law enforcement in the Commonwealth. We wish him the best of luck in this upcoming election and look forward to working with him in the future. For more information please visit his campaign website: https://www.oconnorforsenate.com/