Massachusetts Walks Again is pleased to announce some positive developments. Years of advocacy combined with testimonies in July, 2015 and September 2015 have led to the passage of S.2019.
- The SCI Trust Fund is renamed after the late Senator Thomas Kennedy, a long-serving Massachusetts Legislator with a spinal cord injury.
- The bill (S-2019) now allocates 100% of the fines to the fund and corrects the Scrivener’s error in 2010.
© Photos courtesy of Gov. Baker’s Office
The MA SCI Trust Fund was established in 2004 to provide funding opportunities for cutting-edge SCI research in Massachusetts.
To date $750,000 has been allocated to this fund. Funds come from a surcharge to the reinstatement of every MA motor vehicle license.