MTA Call for Legislative Proposals

The MTA is seeking input from members on what legislation should be considered during the 2017-2018 legislative session. We want to make sure that our proposals reflect your vision of public education. These proposals will be reviewed by MTA’s Government Relations Committee, which then makes recommendations to the MTA Board of Directors for its approval.

Encourage your members to make suggestions by sharing this call for legislative proposals on your association's website or on social media. Email is another good option.

In Massachusetts, legislative sessions run for two years. The MTA works with legislators to file, support and pass legislation that advances the mission of the MTA. At the beginning of each new session, legislators file bills to be considered during that session; about 6,000 bills are filed, but usually fewer than 200 are signed into law. The new session will begin in January 2017. All bills must be filed by mid-January.

Please click here to offer legislative proposals for the MTA to pursue for the 2017-2018 session. Members should complete their proposals by September 23, 2016

The MTA Government Relations Committee will review these proposals and make recommendations to the Board of Directors at its December 2-3 meeting. After that, the MTA will seek to secure legislative sponsors and have our Board-approved bills filed in January.

After reviewing the proposals, the GRC may ask you to discuss your proposal with the committee. Please indicate whether you would be willing to discuss your proposal at a GRC meeting. Also, feel free to include any supporting materials to show why this legislation is needed.

Please note that the GRC is charged with developing legislation that will benefit the greatest number of members and the work they do. The GRC will not consider proposals benefiting individuals or small groups of individuals (individual creditable service, etc.); however, a guide will be made available upon request to help these members accomplish their goals.

Call for Legislative Proposals