Governor Baker Signs Rep. Stanley’s Consumer Protection Legislation into Law

Governor Baker signed Rep. Stanley’s legislation (formerly House Bill 1114) that licenses Appraisal Management Companies (AMCs) into law. The new law (Chapter 43 of the Acts of 2019) is supported by the MBREA (the Association for Valuation Professionals), appraisal management companies, mortgage industry professionals, and real estate appraisers. In 2010, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act was signed into law. […]

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Rep. Stanley Announces $300,000 State Grant for Wayside Trail Project

The City of Waltham received $300,000 in MassTrails grant funds for design, engineering and permitting of the Waltham Wayside Trail project, 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 seven roadway treatments, the reuse/restoration of two bridges (Linden Street Bridge & Timber Trestle Bridge) […]

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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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