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.


Our Response to Police Reform Bill

December 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

House Votes on Police Reform

December 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

The house has voted 92 to 67 in favor of accepting the committee’s report. It is now on its way to the Governor’s Desk

Senate Roll Call ON REFORM BILL

December 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

Initial Senate Roll Call Click here

Police Reform Update

December 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

After reviewing the bill, we urge you to call your legislators and ask them to vote no. Although it calls for a study of qualified immunity in another section it states if decertified the officer would be subject to litigation. Due process is weak at best and the makeup of various committees and commission are overwhelmingly …

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Senate Completes Budget, Amendment Included

November 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

Last night the Senate completed debate on the 46 billion dollar fiscal 21 budget. Very similar to the House version, it now heads to conference committee to iron out the few differences, then on to the Governor. Our amendment waiving retiree earning was accepted and will be in the final version. We thank Senate leadership …

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House Completes Budget, Amendment Accepted

November 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

Last week, the House completed budget debate with abortion debate taking center stage. Worried that the US Supreme court may act on Roe v. Wade, the House passed safeguards to assure women would still be able to end their pregnancy. The rest of the budget passed with little debate and few amendments. We were fortunate …

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House Begins Budget Debate

November 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

The House began debate on a 46 billion dollar fiscal 21 budget. Delayed 7 months due to covid, the House uses nearly 2 billion from the rainy day fund to maintain services.  Although Speaker DeLeo warned they would not consider policy amendments, we along with Massachusetts Retirees are looking to extend the waiver of earnings …

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MPA endorses Kevin O’Connor for US Senate

October 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

Kevin is dedicated toward defending the police, not defunding them. Please consider voting for him on election day

MPA endorses Donald J. Trump for President

October 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

During the 2020 MPA Convention, The executive board and membership moved to endorse Donald J. Trump for President.

Jerry McDermott for Norfolk County Sheriff

October 9, 2020 | 0 Comments

Attention Norfolk County Members: The MPA has endorsed the candidacy of Norfolk County Sheriff Jerry McDermott. Sheriff McDermott is running to complete the unexpired term of former Sheriff Mike Bellotti. Jerry is a single dad, raising two daughters in Westwood. He is a graduate of UMass Boston, is trained by the National Sheriffs Institute and …

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