A recent bill filed by State Senator Sal DiDomenico and supported in the House by State Rep. Joe McGonagle to allow those who owe the Registry of Motor Vehicles fines an opportunity to pay them back over time instead of having their licenses revoked is big news as far as we consider it.
This is the type of bill that separates Senator Sal and Rep. Joe from the pack of big feeling public officials who think it is OK to take away a person’s license to drive because they owe money to the registry.
If this hasn’t happened to you, think about it – losing your license to drive because you owe state fines.
It tends to ruin the lives of near person this happens to, and it is wrong, wrong, wrong, for the state to have the right to suspend a driver’s license or registration because you can’t pay the fine in one lump sum the way a millionaire can pay for his boat fees or golfing membership.
If this has happened to you, you know how devastating a situation you find yourself in.
Senator Sal DiDomenico and his colleagues in the Massachusetts Legislature passed $627 million in funding for a sweeping economic recovery and development bill, providing critical support to businesses, investments in infrastructure, and creation of new jobs in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill was signed into law on January 14, 2021.
An Act Enabling Partnerships for Growth is a COVID-19 relief and recovery package that provides support to the restaurant and tourism sectors, small businesses, and those who have been affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. The bill also creates a Future of Work Commission, establishes protections for student loan borrowers, and ushers in zoning reforms to encourage affordable housing development in our communities.
Senator Sal DiDomenico was recently honored by two organizations for his advocacy work on Beacon Hill.
The national anti-hunger campaign No Kid Hungry recently named DiDomenico as a 2020 Breakfast Hero contest recipient and he was recently named as a 2020 Legislative Reception Award honoree by the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) and the Massachusetts Association of Jewish Federations (MAJF).
Last week, the Massachusetts Legislature overwhelmingly passed Senator Sal DiDomenico’s bill to fight childhood hunger and boost participation rates in school breakfast programs in schools with high percentages of students from low-income families in the Commonwealth. The bill, An Act regarding breakfast after the bell, would require all public K 12 schools with 60 percent or more students eligible for free or reduced-price meals under the federal National School Lunch Program to offer breakfast after the instructional day begins.