On July 29th, 2020, with the support of our Coalition, our Healthy Soils Champion in the Senate, Senator Jo Comerford, was successful in advocating for the text of the Healthy Soils Bill to be included as an amendment to a piece of “must pass” legislation in the Senate, “H.4887 – An Act enabling partnerships for growth,” aka “The Economic Development Bill.” Unfortunately, the amendment was not included in the House version of the bill.
As of August 27th, 2020 the bill is still in conference committee; a small group of legislators from both chambers are reconciling the two versions of the bill. We have submitted a letter to the committee on behalf of 37 coalition partners and are asking our members to contact their own legislators to ask for their support to “adopt the Senate’s Healthy Soils Bill Amendment to the Economic Development Bill.”
If your legislator is one of the members of the conference committee listed here, please reach out to their office personally, as a constituent, and make the ask! The members of the committee include: Senator Eric Lesser, Senator Michael Rodrigues, Senator Patrick O’Connor, Representative Ann-Margaret Ferrante, Representative Aaron Michlewitz, and Representative Donald Wong.
Read more about the Healthy Soils Bill, here.