SEXUAL ASSAULT UNDER FALSE MEDICAL REPRESENTATION

By Bob Katzen

The House gave initial approval to a bill that makes it a criminal offense when a medical or healthcare professional induces a patient to engage in sexual intercourse or touching by falsely representing that the act is necessary for a legitimate medical purpose. The measure adds sections to the existing rape and indecent assault and battery statutes to criminalize behavior by medical professionals where there has been a fraudulent representation of the necessity and propriety of conduct and adds these crimes to the law on the statute of limitations for other sexual assaults. Continue reading SEXUAL ASSAULT UNDER FALSE MEDICAL REPRESENTATION

CLEARING NAME OF “NON-WITCH” ELIZABETH JOHNSON

By Bob Katzen
The Senate approved an amendment clearing the name of Elizabeth Johnson who in 1693 was the last person convicted of witchcraft, at the height of the Salem Witch Trials. Johnson was sentenced to death by hanging but was never executed. The state approved legislation in the 1900s that cleared the names of those who were executed and had not been exonerated, but that excluded Johnson. She never had children so there has never been a group of descendants pushing for exoneration. Continue reading CLEARING NAME OF “NON-WITCH” ELIZABETH JOHNSON

CREATING WOMEN’S RIGHTS HISTORY TRAIL PROGRAM

By Bob Katzen

The House and Senate approved and sent to Gov. Baker a bill that would require the state to develop and implement a Women’s Rights History Trail Program. The measure includes requiring the state to designate properties and sites that are historically and thematically associated with the struggle for women’s rights and women’s suffrage.
Continue reading CREATING WOMEN’S RIGHTS HISTORY TRAIL PROGRAM

DON’T ASK, DON’T TELL

By Bob Katzen

The Senate 40-0, approved an amendment requiring that LGBTQ service members who were forced out of the military with anything other than an honorable discharge under the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell'” policy that barred openly gay, lesbian or bisexual persons from military service from 1994 to 2011, be eligible for state benefits from the Massachusetts Department of Veterans Services. Continue reading DON’T ASK, DON’T TELL

ADDITIONAL $750,000 FOR GOOD SAMARITANS

By Bob Katzen

The Senate 38-0, approved an amendment providing an additional $750,000 to fund “Hey Sam”—an anonymous peer-to-peer mental health texting program staffed by young people. The service, available to people up to 24 years old, gives youths the opportunity to reach peers if they are suicidal, lonely, depressed, overwhelmed, struggling or need any kind of support an domeone with whom they can talk. Continue reading ADDITIONAL $750,000 FOR GOOD SAMARITANS

TAX CUTS

By Bob Katzen

The Senate 10-30, rejected a tax reduction amendment that would provide a 3-month suspension of the 24-cent -per-gallon gas tax; reduce from 12 percent to 5 percent the short-term capital gains tax rate; double the dependent care tax credit from $240 to $480 for one qualifying individual and to $960 for two or more individuals; increase the rental deduction cap from $3,000 to $5,000; increase the threshold for “no tax status” to $12,400 for single filers and $24,800 for joint filers; and double the maximum Senior Circuit Breaker Credit. Continue reading TAX CUTS

$49.78 BILLION FISCAL 2023 STATE BUDGET

By Bob Katzen

The Senate 40-0, approved a $49.78 billion fiscal 2023 state budget after adding nearly 500 amendments and $93 million in spending during three days of debate. The House has already approved a different version and a House-Senate conference committee will eventually craft a plan that will be presented to the House and Senate for consideration and sent to the governor. Continue reading $49.78 BILLION FISCAL 2023 STATE BUDGET

BAKER VETOES ALLOWING DRIVER’S LICENSE FOR UNDOCUMENTED/ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS(H 4805)

By Bob Katzen

The House 118-36, Senate 32-8, approved and Gov. Charlie Baker vetoed a conference committee version of legislation that would, starting July 1, 2023, allow undocumented/illegal immigrants to apply for a Massachusetts standard driver’s license. The House and Senate had approved different versions of the measure and this compromise was reached by a conference committee comprised of three senators and three representatives. The wide margin of passage by both branches means that each branch has the necessary two-thirds vote to override Baker’s veto. Continue reading BAKER VETOES ALLOWING DRIVER’S LICENSE FOR UNDOCUMENTED/ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS(H 4805)

Somerville/Medford Remembering Elaine P. “Honey” Freeman

Freeman, Elaine P. “Honey” (Malaney) – Of Somerville, passed away on May 28, 2022. She was 82.
Born and raised in Somerville to the late Cornelius F. and Susan N. (Grady) Malaney. She was the beloved mother of Laura Patterson and her husband Robert of Methuen, Stephen Freeman of NJ, Elaine Colangeli and her husband William of Westford and the late Lawrence Freeman. She as the devoted grandmother of 11 grandchildren and two late grandchildren and also a loving great-grandmother. The dear sister of the late Anne Joyce, Thomas and Neil Malaney. Continue reading Somerville/Medford Remembering Elaine P. “Honey” Freeman

Supervised Consumption Site Community Forum

Join the City of Somerville and Fenway Health for a virtual community forum to discuss a local supervised consumption site (SCS) on Wednesday, June 1, at 6 p.m. This forum will discuss what SCSs are, what the need is in Somerville, and ongoing efforts to explore establishing an SCS locally. This is an opportunity to learn more, ask questions, and share feedback. Continue reading Supervised Consumption Site Community Forum

Somerville Commission for Women Seeks Four Members

Open Positions: Four
Term: Three years
The Somerville Commission for Women (SCW) seeks four new members, and all women who live in Somerville are invited to apply. Boards and commissions offer an opportunity for residents with a range of experience, skills, expertise, and perspectives to share their talents and insights with their community. Continue reading Somerville Commission for Women Seeks Four Members

Somerville Human Rights Commission Seeks Four Members

Open Positions: Four
Term: Three years
The City of Somerville seeks four new members for the Human Rights Commission (HRC), and all Somerville residents are invited to apply. Boards and commissions offer an opportunity for residents with a range of experience, skills, expertise, and perspectives to share their talents and insights with their community.
Continue reading Somerville Human Rights Commission Seeks Four Members

Real Life Somerville Police Stories: (Assault w/ Dangerous Weapon)

On Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at 11:29 PM, Somerville Police control received a 9-1-1 call from a male identified as XXXX (Victim), reporting a male pulled a knife on him outside XXX Broadway. The victim told the 9-1-1 operator that the male had left the area and went towards Stop & Shop on McGrath Hwy. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: (Assault w/ Dangerous Weapon)

Somerville-Information Session and Public Hearing on FY2023 Water and Sewer Rates, June 7

The City of Somerville will hold a virtual information session and public hearing on the proposed Fiscal Year 2023 water and sewer rates on Tuesday, June 7. The information session will start at 6 p.m. and the public hearing will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. Anyone who would like to testify is welcome to attend and will be heard. Additional Q&A time will be offered following the hearing if attendees have remaining topics of discussion. Continue reading Somerville-Information Session and Public Hearing on FY2023 Water and Sewer Rates, June 7

Rep. Barber’s Driver’s License Bill Passes in House & Senate

BOSTON– After a historic vote in the House of Representatives in February and state Senate in early May, the Work and Family Mobility Act was just voted for final passage in the House and Senate. The bill, filed by Representative Christine Barber of Somerville and Medford, with Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier and Senators Brendan Crighton and Adam Gomez, enables all state residents to apply for a standard Massachusetts driver’s license regardless of immigration status. Continue reading Rep. Barber’s Driver’s License Bill Passes in House & Senate

Longtime Somerville Resident Chosen as the Chief Marshal of the Bunker Hill Day Parade 2022

Margaret Klessens, a World War II Army veteran and resident of Somerville, Massachusetts was chosen as the Chief Marshal of the Bunker Hill Day Parade 2022. Margaret is currently a member of the American Legion, the DAV, and the Charlestown School Girls Association. Continue reading Longtime Somerville Resident Chosen as the Chief Marshal of the Bunker Hill Day Parade 2022

Somerville/Medford News Weekly Speakup Line: The City of Somerville In Jeopardy

This letter is addressed to Mr. Billy Tauro
I am writing you to express my disgust since the recent fight on highland Ave where one of our children
was shot with a bb gun. You should officially lead a investigate into this call and find out why the
police chief don’t have police in our schools. I have a life long bond with Somerville and know a lot of
what goes on behind the scenes about the politics in the city. Continue reading Somerville/Medford News Weekly Speakup Line: The City of Somerville In Jeopardy

Letter to the Editor: Conflicts of Interest & Corruption In Somerville

Mr. Billy Tauro
I am hoping you investigate or send this issue to the appropriate agency. I voted for you last time and hope you run again.
Why do Ward Councilors William Burley and Charlotte Kelly have a vote for approving the police budget when they are directly affiliated and founders or co-founders of the Defund Police Organization? Continue reading Letter to the Editor: Conflicts of Interest & Corruption In Somerville

Sayonara: A Covid Story

Mark Stern

About three years ago a young woman from Japan, living away from her friends and family in the USA while studying as an undergraduate at U. Mass. Boston, walked by my family’s yard from her apartment two houses down the street. She stopped to say hello over the fence to my two dogs (a Siberian Husky named, “Isis, I Had The Name Before They Did, Have No Goddesses Before Me” and a Golden Retriever named “Roxanne”) who were hanging out and playing in the yard. Continue reading Sayonara: A Covid Story

Celebrate Pride with Somerville’s Annual Flag Raising & Big Gay Dance Party

Celebrate Pride in Somerville this June at the City’s annual flag raising and Big Gay Dance Party.

First, please join Mayor Katjana Ballantyne and the Somerville Public School Gender and Sexuality Alliances (GSAs) on Wednesday, June 1, at 3 p.m. to raise the Pride flag in honor of LGBTQ+ Pride Month and LGBTQ+ Youth Pride. The ceremony will take place on the City Hall concourse, 93 Highland Avenue. Continue reading Celebrate Pride with Somerville’s Annual Flag Raising & Big Gay Dance Party

Be prepared and stay informed about overdose prevention

Be prepared and stay informed about overdose prevention. Somerville Prevention, Somerville Police Department’s Community Outreach, Help & Recovery (COHR) team, the Somerville Homeless Coalition and Fenway Health will host two distribution events today, Tuesday, May 24, & Tuesday, May 31, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Statue Park in Davis Square. Resources include Narcan, fentanyl test strips, and face shields for rescue breathing. Overdose prevention training will also be available at both events. Continue reading Be prepared and stay informed about overdose prevention

Letter to the Editor: Open Letter to Mayor Ballantyne and Somerville City Council

Open Letter to Mayor Ballantyne and Somerville City Council:

I write to ask if you would kindly reconsider your support to build a PSB at 90 Washington Street and instead find a more suitable land parcel next door to your home, or your place of employment or your house of worship. Please accept my apologies as it seems like everyone in your Planning Department thinks this is such a great idea. The Cobble Hill residents do not.
Continue reading Letter to the Editor: Open Letter to Mayor Ballantyne and Somerville City Council

Somerville-Supervised Consumption Site Virtual Forum, June 1

The City of Somerville and Fenway Health invite you to a virtual community forum to discuss a local supervised consumption site (SCS) on Wednesday, June 1, at 6 p.m. This forum will discuss what SCSs are, what the need is in Somerville, and ongoing efforts to explore establishing an SCS. This is an opportunity to learn more, ask questions, and share feedback.
Continue reading Somerville-Supervised Consumption Site Virtual Forum, June 1

A Talk with DJ Lou Spinnazola of The Spin Room Hotline to the Underground Interviews Lou Spin!

By Joe Viglione

Musician Greg Paquette introduced me to disc jockey Lou Spinnazola’s show on Camup. The program, the Spin Room, is moving to Mixclound beginning Monday, May 30, 2022. This interview conducted Sunday 5/22/22.

The Spin Room now on Mixcloud starting Monday May 30, 2022.
JV: Lou, how long have you been in radio?
Continue reading A Talk with DJ Lou Spinnazola of The Spin Room Hotline to the Underground Interviews Lou Spin!

Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Somerville Will Participate in Regional Gun Buy Back Initiative 2022

SOMERVILLE, Mass. – The City of Somerville Police Department and the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office will partner to host the Somerville gun buyback initiative Saturday, June18, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Somerville Department of Public Works Yard located at 1 Franey Road. The regional initiative includes several communities in the Middlesex county over the past couple of years. The focus is on providing residents with a safe and secure way of removing unwanted firearms from their homes. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Somerville Will Participate in Regional Gun Buy Back Initiative 2022

Somerville/Medford Remembering Michael V. Hogan

Michael V. Hogan, a lifelong Somerville resident, passed away suddenly on May 11, 2022, he was 47.
Born in Somerville he was the cherished son of of Judith Hogan-White and Robert W White of Nashua, NH.
He was the father of Jarrod Hogan and Kiley Hogan and the late Cayden Michael Hogan Grace and step father of Katelyn and Casey Delaney who he loved very much. Nephew of Debbie Hogan Vicente and Joe Vicente. Continue reading Somerville/Medford Remembering Michael V. Hogan

THIS WEEK’S QUOTABLE QUOTES ON BEACON HILL

By Bob Katzen

“As Massachusetts motorists are on the verge of paying six dollars a gallon for gasoline, Speaker Ron Mariano and Senate President Karen Spilka should reconsider their thoughts that suspending the state gas tax is a gimmick. Instead, they should address suspending the gas tax and cutting other taxes to help middle class Massachusetts taxpayers keep more of their hard-earned money.”
— Paul Craney, spokesman for the Mass Fiscal Alliance Continue reading THIS WEEK’S QUOTABLE QUOTES ON BEACON HILL

$500 PAYMENTS TO 330,000 ELIGIBLE LOW-INCOME WORKERS

By Bob Katzen

The Baker Administration announced that 300,000 low-income workers will each receive $500 under the second round of the COVID-19 Essential Employee Premium Pay Program that was part of the American Rescue Plan Act approved by the Legislature in December 2021. The administration was given the power and flexibility to implement the program and announced last week that these round two checks will be mailed out soon.
Continue reading $500 PAYMENTS TO 330,000 ELIGIBLE LOW-INCOME WORKERS

BORROW $5 BILLION FOR STATE PROJECTS

By Bob Katzen

The House 155-0, approved and sent to the Senate a $5 billion bill that borrows money for hundreds of projects—the majority involving maintenance and modernization projects of buildings—many of which are decades old. The House added $125 million during consideration of the package. A key provision imposes a five-year moratorium on any prison or jail construction in Massachusetts.

Continue reading BORROW $5 BILLION FOR STATE PROJECTS

MARIJUANA LAWS (H 4791)

By Bob Katzen

The House 155-0, approved a bill that makes changes in the cannabis industry including a section that would require the state to put its tax and licensing revenue from the sales of marijuana revenue into a newly created Social Equity Trust Fund to provide grants and loans, including forgivable and no-interest loans, designed to assist entrepreneurs and businesses from communities disproportionately harmed by the decades of marijuana prohibition. Continue reading MARIJUANA LAWS (H 4791)

MBTA Proposes Bus Network Changes

An MBTA bus leaves a station at night with MBTA logo and Better Bus Network logo
The MBTA has been working on a Bus Network Redesign to improve service for the people who depend on it most. They are proposing some major changes to reimagine bus service and more equitably serve the region. This week, they published a draft of what the new network could look like. Continue reading MBTA Proposes Bus Network Changes

SomerStreets: Carnaval Returns to East Somerville

SomerStreets: Carnaval returns to East Somerville with free activities and entertainment on Sunday, June 5, from 2 to 6 p.m. (rain date: June 12). Enjoy an opening parade, interactive games and activities, an artisan market, live music on three stages, and food from many of your favorite neighborhood restaurants. Head to Broadway between McGrath and Pennsylvania Ave. to join the fun. Continue reading SomerStreets: Carnaval Returns to East Somerville

New Partnership: Run Medford — McGillivray Gives Back to Medford

Run Medford — McGillivray Gives Back to Medford
Inaugural Run Medford Road Race set for Sunday, September 18, 2022

Medford, MA (May 18, 2022) – Former Medford, MA, resident Dave McGillivray, race director of the Boston Marathon and president/founder of DMSE Sports, will be coming back to his roots to celebrate and memorialize his connection to his hometown. Continue reading New Partnership: Run Medford — McGillivray Gives Back to Medford

SOMERVILLE OPEN LETTER: Joint Message and Resources Following Shooting in Buffalo, NY

Dear Community, Students, Parents, and Guardians,

On Friday, youth in our City rallied for peace including calling for safety from gun violence and the impacts of racism in all of its forms. It was an act of both frustration and hope, of both concern and determination organized by youth involved with the nonprofit Teen Empowerment. Many of us went, and we were impressed and moved.
Continue reading SOMERVILLE OPEN LETTER: Joint Message and Resources Following Shooting in Buffalo, NY

Medford-CITY BOARDS & COMMISSIONS SEEKING RESIDENTS TO FILL VACANCIES

The City of Medford is currently accepting applications from Medford residents to serve on one of many City Boards & Commissions.

Residents who are interested in serving on any of the boards and commissions below should complete the Board and Commission Interest Form available at http://www.medfordma.org/boards. Completed forms should be submitted via email to, Continue reading Medford-CITY BOARDS & COMMISSIONS SEEKING RESIDENTS TO FILL VACANCIES

The new novel by Timothy Gager, Joe the Salamander

NEW RELEASE, June 2022:

The new novel by Timothy Gager, Joe the Salamander

“Gager both invokes psychological insight and mocks its blindness. He imagines an autistic child’s coming of age, both through and out side the child’s eyes. From infancy, Joe “thinks” articulately, but rarely speaks, and his understanding of the world of Not Me is wry and sensitive, somewhat like Faulkner’s Benjy’s. Continue reading The new novel by Timothy Gager, Joe the Salamander

Somerville/Medford News Weekly Speakup Line: What Has Somerville Become as a Society?

Dear Billy T and Somerville/Medford News Weekly Speakup Line,

Last week a family member of a Somerville High School called the school and asked the school if they can give their daughter a ride home because they had a family emergency. The school had a police officer pick up the daughter at Somerville High to give the daughter a ride home after requested by the girl’s family. Continue reading Somerville/Medford News Weekly Speakup Line: What Has Somerville Become as a Society?

Somerville/Medford News Weekly Speakup Line: 90 Washington St. City Plan

Dear Billy T and Somerville/Medford News Weekly Speakup Line,
Here is a letter sent to the mayor concerning 90 Washington St. City Plan

Dear Ms. Spencer:

Thank you for forwarding Mayor Ballantyne’s invitation to meet with the Cobble Hill residents on May 25 at 10:00 AM. I will encourage all Cobble Hill residents to attend. Continue reading Somerville/Medford News Weekly Speakup Line: 90 Washington St. City Plan

Real Life Somerville Police Stories: (A&B Public Employee, Disorderly, Deface Property, Assault, Resisting Arrest)

The following is a summary of the details related to this incident.

On Sunday, May 15, 2022, I, Officer David Ruf, was in full-uniform and assigned to marked cruiser East-1, for the Somerville Police Department. At approximately 12:16 A.M., Officer P. Canty (East-4) and I were dispatched to the area of Artisan Way and Grand Union Blvd for a drunk male. It should be noted that Officers Pasqualino and Lorenti (Sector East) dealt with this same party a short time earlier (#22026794) Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: (A&B Public Employee, Disorderly, Deface Property, Assault, Resisting Arrest)

Somerville Planning Board Seeks Two Members ​

The Somerville Planning Board seeks one full member and one alternate member, and all Somerville residents are invited to apply. A background in architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, urban planning, and/or land-use law is beneficial but not required. Applicants should be interested in job creation, affordable housing development, and open space and multimodal transportation strategies. Continue reading Somerville Planning Board Seeks Two Members ​

Sign Up for Free Rides to Food or Health Care

The City’s Taxi to Health program is back, offering no-cost cab rides to local food and health care services. Those who need can sign up for free trips to grocery stores, food pantries, farmers markets, and pharmacies in Somerville, as well as to non-emergency medical appointments in Somerville, Arlington, Boston, Cambridge, Everett, and Medford. Continue reading Sign Up for Free Rides to Food or Health Care

ADOPT-A-SENIOR

By Bob Katzen

A proposal that would establish a statewide Adopt-A-Senior volunteer program to assist seniors with snow removal and property or home maintenance services received a favorable report from the Elder Affairs Committee back on December 20, 2021 but has been languishing in the Senate Ways and Means Committee since that time. Provisions include creation of a registry of volunteers to match and place volunteers with seniors within their community. Continue reading ADOPT-A-SENIOR

SOMERVILLE-A LETTER BY BUTCH FOSTER:2022 MILLION DOLLAR BIKE RIDE FOR MSUD – JUNE 11, 2022


Photo:Scott Foster


A Letter by Butch Foster:

 
Hello everyone!  

I hope you are all healthy and doing well.  It is that time of year again when Team Scott rides for our orphan disease MSUD in his memory.  I again will be joined by my brother-in-law Steve Healy and my grand turismo friend Billy Goodwin.
The orphan disease center at the University of Pennsylvania medical center will again be matching the first $30,000 the MSUD Family Support Group raises to fund a research project for a cure for MSUD. Continue reading SOMERVILLE-A LETTER BY BUTCH FOSTER:2022 MILLION DOLLAR BIKE RIDE FOR MSUD – JUNE 11, 2022

Somerville/Medford Remembering Lee J. Devereaux

Obituary Lee J. Devereaux:

May 26, 1962 – May 8, 2022

Lee J. Devereaux of Saugus passed away suddenly on May 8, 2022, at age 59. Lee was raised in Somerville, graduated Somerville Trade High School ’81, and worked for 33 years at Mass DOT as a Highway Maintenance Supervisor. He is survived by his beloved family, Rosemarie (Brandano), Janelle, and Brianna. Devoted son of the late Raymond and Evangeline Devereaux and son-in-law of the late Albert and Rosemarie Brandano. Continue reading Somerville/Medford Remembering Lee J. Devereaux

Somerville/Medford News Weekly Speakup Line: They Are Brainwashing and Bribing Our Children Into Getting Vacinated


Dear Billy T and Somerville/Medford News Weekly Speakup Line,

Is it just me or is something strange about the Thursday May 19th Showcase of Learning at the Winter Hill School where “all are invited and where vaccines and masks are strongly recommended?” Continue reading Somerville/Medford News Weekly Speakup Line: They Are Brainwashing and Bribing Our Children Into Getting Vacinated

Somerville/Medford News Weekly Speakup Line: violence at SHS but multiple concerned parents are reaching out and want answers

 

Dear Billy T and Somerville/Medford News Weekly Speakup Line,

HI Billy

I’m not sure if you are aware of the violence at SHS but multiple concerned parents are reaching out and want answers. They are hoping you can help by shedding some light on the truth.

SHS has minimal security. Multiple fights happen daily leading to many students and teachers being afraid to attend school. Police are not allowed to assist in schools because certain parents and THE school committee are blocking it. Continue reading Somerville/Medford News Weekly Speakup Line: violence at SHS but multiple concerned parents are reaching out and want answers

Real Life Somerville Police Stories: (B&E MV, Attempt to Commit Crime)

The following is a summary of the details related to this incident.

On Tuesday, May 3, 2022, I, Officer David Ruf, was in full-uniform and assigned to marked cruiser East-1, for the Somerville Police Department. At approximately 2:32 A.M., Officer N. Moreira (East-4) and I were dispatched to XX Minnesota Ave for a person breaking into motor vehicles. Officer P. Canty (East-3) also responded as backup. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: (B&E MV, Attempt to Commit Crime)

Letter from the Editor:Don’t Let Our Local Elected Officials Repeal the Provisions of Chapter 327 of the Acts of 2004-An Act Relative to Public Safty in the City of Somerville

By William Tauro

Over twenty years ago, around the time that a wheelchair bound young girl was brutally raped at Foss Park by members of MS13 gang members, the Massachusetts Legislature passed a gang ordinance at the request of Somerville elected officials (Real Elected Officials that truly cared about Somerville Residents at the time) and here we are now twenty years later our current state representatives along with the support of the new mayor and city Council are here to repeal it. Continue reading Letter from the Editor:Don’t Let Our Local Elected Officials Repeal the Provisions of Chapter 327 of the Acts of 2004-An Act Relative to Public Safty in the City of Somerville

PROMISE NOT TO USE LICENSE TO REGISTER TO VOTE OR FOR ID

By Bob Katzen

The Senate 7-31, rejected an amendment to a section of the bill that requires the applicant to attest, under the pains and penalties of perjury, that their license to operate has not been suspended or revoked in another state or country. The amendment would also require the applicant to attest that he or she will not use his or her license for the purpose of registering to vote, voting or for identification. Continue reading PROMISE NOT TO USE LICENSE TO REGISTER TO VOTE OR FOR ID