Timeline of the New Law

12/07/10 - MCDW formed (Massachusetts Coalition for Domestic Workers)

Summer 2011 to Spring 2012 - Training and Surveying of domestic workers for national survey "Home Economics"

6/16/12  - Statewide Domestic Worker Convention

01/17/13  - Proposed Bill of Rights for domestic workers introduced in the House

01/22/13 - Referred to Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development

01/22/13 – Senate: Concurred in committee referral

11/12/13 - Hearing on the legislation

01/30/14 - Reported favorably as amended by Joint Committee on Labor & Workforce Development

01/30/14 - New draft substituted in House

01/30/14 - New draft of bill in House

01/30/14 - Referred to House Committee on Ways and Means

03/26/14 - Reported favorably as amended by House Ways and Means

03/26/14 - New House draft recommended

03/26/14 - Referred to House Committee on Steering, Policy and Scheduling

03/26/14 - Placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session with the amendment pending

03/26/14 - Amendment(s) adopted (House Ways and Means)

03/26/14 - New House draft substituted

03/26/14 - Ordered to a third reading in the House

03/26/14 - Order adopted (House Bill 3986)

04/02/14 - Passed in the House to be engrossed (vote: 123/24)

04/02/14 –Printed-as-amended version (see House Bill 4026)

04/02/14 –Printed-as-amended version (see House Bill 3983)

04/28/14 - Received in the Senate

04/28/14 - Referred to Senate Committee on Ways and Means

05/01/14 –Reported by Senate committee in part as Senate Bill 2123

05/02/13 - Hearing scheduled

05/08/14 - Residue of bill reported as Senate Bill 2132

05/08/14 - Reported favorably by committee on Senate Ways and Means

05/08/14 - Ordered to a third reading in the Senate

05/08/14 – Senate: Passed to be engrossed (vote: 39/0)

05/12/14 - Received in the House

05/12/14 - Referred to House Committee on Ways and Means

06/16/14 - Reported favorably by committee on House Ways and Means

06/16/14 - Referred to House Committee on Steering, Policy and Scheduling

06/16/14 - Ordered to a third reading in the House

06/18/14 - House passes Senate version, effectively passing the new law (vote: 126/22)

06/19/14 - Enacted in the House and Senate

06/19/14 - Laid before Governor Patrick

06/26/14 - Signed by Governor Patrick

07/02/14 - Law is celebrated at the statehouse

04/01/15 - Law goes into full effect

04/01/15 – Attorney General’s office issues proposed regulations for the law