State Rep. Gentile Files 39 Bills, Including One For Same Day Voter Registration

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BOSTON – State Representative Carmine Gentile announced today that he has filed 39 bills for the 193rd Session of the Massachusetts legislature.

These pieces of legislation focus on a wide range of issues important to the residents of the 13th Middlesex District and the Commonwealth.

“I am committed to pushing for changes that help working families, make the Commonwealth more equitable, and improve our collective wellbeing,” said Representative Gentile.

In the prior legislative session, Representative Gentile filed and successfully passed legislation to promote employee ownership of companies, fund compensatory services for students with disabilities who turned 22 in the pandemic, and make rail trail acquisition easier for municipalities. He also joined with colleagues to pass landmark legislation to combat climate change, allow immigrants to get drivers licenses, and ban child marriage. 

This session, the bills filed by Representative Gentile include measures to regulate harmful pesticides such as glyphosate, reverse the tide of dark money in politics, and make important reforms to our justice system.

“I am especially proud to be the primary sponsor this session on legislation supported by the League of Women Voters and Common Cause to allow Same-Day Voter Registration,” said Representative Gentile (HD.2537). “Voting is the foundation of our democracy, and we must do everything in our power to make it as accessible as possible. No one should be disenfranchised simply because they changed addresses, got married, or were otherwise unable to register beforehand.”

Another priority bill for Representative Gentile is the Debt-Free Future Act (HD.1215/SD.1946). Co-filed with Representative Natalie Higgins (D-Leominster) in the House and Senator Jamie Eldridge (D-Acton) in the Senate, this legislation would guarantee every Massachusetts resident a right to a public higher education free of tuition, fees, and student debt. “Our broken public higher education system is drowning our students in debt. The passage of the Fair Share amendment gives us a unique opportunity to this session to ensure that anyone can pursue education regardless of their financial background,” said Representative Gentile.

A full list of legislation filed or co-filed by Representative Gentile is available on the Massachusetts Legislature’s website: https://malegislature.gov/Legislators/Profile/CLG1.

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