Under its bylaws, MDAA takes a position on legislation and policy issues that have the unanimous support of the District Attorneys. MDAA supports and urges the passage of the following bills:

Bail Review Reform:

  • S.899  An Act Relative to Improving the Bail Review Process, sponsored by Senator James Timilty. full story
     

Creation of the crime of Strangulation:

  • S.679  An Act relative to Strangulation, sponsored by Senator Katherine Clark.   full story
  • H. 1292  An Act relative to Strangulation, sponsored by Representative Brian Dempsey   full story


DA prioritization of the Trial List in Superior Court Criminal Cases:

  • S.1859  An Act relative to the Trial List in Superior Court Criminal Cases, sponsored by Senator Steven Baddour.    full story
  • H.1291  An Act relative to the Trial List in Superior Court Criminal Cases, sponsored by Representative Brian Dempsey.   full story

Domestic Assault and Battery:

  • S. 641  An Act relative to the Enforcement of Domestic Violence Laws, sponsored by Senator Frederick Berry.   full story

Restructure of the OUI law:

  • S.678  An Act to Protect the Citizens of the Commonwealth from Drunk Drivers, sponsored by Senator Katherine Clark.   full story