Children, families & persons with disabilities

Senator Friedman has co-sponsored the following legislation relative to children, families and persons with disabilities in the 2019-2020 legislative session.

S53 An Act updating terminology and investigative practices related to the protection of persons with disabilities

  • Summary: This bill would update Chapter 19C, which governs the Disabled Persons Protection Commission (DPPC), with the appropriate person-first language, replacing “disabled person” with “person with a disability” each time it appears. The bill would also make updates to streamline and enhance the work of the DPPC.

S61 An Act relative to persons with developmental disabilities

  • Summary: This bill would change the definition of intellectual disability to remove IQ limitations. This would allow those with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) to receive services from the Department of Developmental Services (DDS).