Rep. Stanley Announces $300K Grant for Wayside Rail Trail

The City of Waltham received $300,000 in MassTrails Grants from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Conservation and Recreation Department for design/engineering/permitting of the Waltham Wayside Rail Trail. The Waltham Wayside Trail project proposes to build a 2.74 mile paved shared-use path connecting with the existing trail at Edge Hill Road and extending East to Beaver Street. The project includes (7) roadway […]

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House Passes Rep. Stanley’s Legislation to License Appraisal Management Companies

The Massachusetts House of Representatives passed important consumer protection legislation filed by Rep. Stanley to regulate Appraisal Management Companies (AMCs), bringing MA into compliance with the Dodd-Frank Act. This bill (H.3904) needs to be signed into law before August 10th in order to prevent disruptions to home purchases and refinances as AMCs would no longer be able to operate in […]

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Rep. Stanley lobbies for health care coverage for the emergency psychiatric services

At a Financial Services hearing, Rep. Stanley urged passage of legislation filed by Rep. Balser, Sen. Friedman and himself that would require commercial insurers to cover behavioral health emergency services provided by Emergency Service Providers (ESP). House Bill H.909 requires health care coverage for the emergency psychiatric services. By requiring all commercial insurers doing business in Massachusetts to provide and […]

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Financial Services Committee Issues Favorable Report on Rep. Stanley’s Legislation to License Appraisal Management Companies

(Boston, MA) – The Financial Services Committee reported Rep. Stanley’s legislation (House Bill 1114) to license Appraisal Management Companies (AMCs) favorably out of committee. The MBREA (the Association for Valuation Professionals), appraisal management companies, the mortgage industry and real estate appraisers all support this legislation. In 2010, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform Act was signed into law. Under the provisions […]

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Rep. Stanley cosponsors bill to license and regulate midwives

Rep. Stanley cosponsored H.1948/S.1332, legislation relative to out-of-hospital birth access and safety. He joined Rep. Kahn and Sen. Rausch to testify in support of the bill at the Joint Committee on Public Health hearing on 5/28. The bill would require all midwives practicing in out-of-hospital settings to be licensed and carry the Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) credential, which is earned […]

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Rep. Stanley supports reducing plastic bag pollution

In a letter to the Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture, Rep. Stanley urged favorable action on H.771/S.462, legislation reducing plastic bag pollution. Rep. Stanley is a co-sponsor of this legislation and fully endorses all the environmental benefits a ban on plastic bags would bring to MA. Currently, the U.S. uses 100 billion plastic shopping bags a year […]

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Stanley votes to authorize Mayor McCarthy to sign a Memorandum of Agreement with UMass and advance current negotiations

Rep. Stanley voted to protect Waltham’s farmland and support the Waltham Fields Community Farm and the Waltham Field Station Community by voting to authorize Mayor McCarthy to sign a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with UMass and advance current negotiations. At the April 8th City Council meeting, Rep. Stanley spoke in favor of his intentions to protect Waltham’s farmland and voted […]

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Rep. Stanley to receive Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers Leader Award

The Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers and its members will recognize Rep. Stanley with the Community Health Center Leader Award during its annual State House Day, scheduled for May 2, 2019. The Leader Award is given to members of the Massachusetts General Court who have advocated on behalf of community health center funding and services, and/or provided support for […]

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