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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Representative Andres X. Vargas Democrat - 3rd Essex

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  HD.3721 An Act establishing a fund to support research on best practices related to state-wide gun violence prevention policies and community-based interventions
  HD.4072 By Mr. Hunt of Boston, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Daniel J. Hunt and Andres X. Vargas relative to Department of Conservation and Recreation retained revenue. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
  HD.4926 By Messrs. Pignatelli of Lenox and Barrett of North Adams, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Smitty Pignatelli, John Barrett, III and others for legislation to establish a fund providing financial assistance to residents who experience certain financial hardship as a result of COVID-19. Public Health.
  HD.5014 By Mr. Murphy of Weymouth, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of James M. Murphy and others relative to emergency financial protections and forebearance for consumers and small business during the COVID-19 pandemic. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
  HD.5026 By Mr. Madaro of Boston, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Adrian C. Madaro and others relative to establishing voting by mail. Election Laws.
  HD.5040 By Mr. González of Springfield, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Carlos González and others relative to a micro-business stimulus package due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Community Development and Small Businesses.
  HD.5054 By Mr. Day of Stoneham, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Michael S. Day and others relative to restaurant delivery commissions during the COVID-19 state of emergency. Labor and Workforce Development.
  HD.5128 By Representative Miranda of Boston and Senator Creem, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Liz Miranda, Cynthia Stone Creem and others for legislation to address public safety issues including the use and reporting of physical force including choke holds, so-called, by law enforcement officers and the use of warrants and electronic weapons. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
  HD.5132 By Ms. Barber of Somerville, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Christine P. Barber and others relative to further regulating the inclusion of federal gross income in the calculation of the taxation of corporations and to create progressive revenue. Revenue.
  HD.5141 By Representatives Robinson of Framingham and Williams of Springfield, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Maria Duaime Robinson, Bud L. Williams and others for legislation to designate Juneteenth Independence Day as a legal holiday in the Commonwealth. The Judiciary.
  HD.5142 By Messrs. Moran of Lawrence and Rogers of Cambridge, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Frank A. Moran, David M. Rogers and others relative to the right to record law enforcement. The Judiciary.
  HD.5145 By Messrs. Moran of Lawrence and Rogers of Cambridge, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Frank A. Moran, David M. Rogers and others for legislation to provide for private rights of action against persons intentionally summonsing police officers without reason to suspected violations of criminal law. The Judiciary.
H.86  HD.3300 By Mr. O'Day of West Boylston, a petition (accompanied by proposal for constitutional amendment, House, No. 86) of James J. O'Day and others for a legislative amendment to the Constitution to provide resources for education and transportation through an additional tax on incomes in excess of one million dollars. Revenue.
H.88  HD.1873 By Mr. Ashe of Longmeadow, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 88) of Brian M. Ashe and others relative to community based day support services appropriate to the needs of persons with disabilities. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.101  HD.3783 By Mrs. Campbell of Methuen, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 101) of Linda Dean Campbell and others for legislation to protect persons with intellectual or developmental disabilities from abuse. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.102  HD.2367 By Ms. Decker of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 102) of Marjorie C. Decker and others relative to the monthly benefits for certain recipients of the aid to parents with dependent children and emergency aid programs. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.104  HD.3043 By Ms. Decker of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 104) of Marjorie C. Decker and others relative to aid to parents with dependent children. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.138  HD.1270 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 138) of Kay Khan and others for legislation to increase the rate of reimbursement for certain human services providers. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.140  HD.2848 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 140) of Kay Khan and others relative to abusive practices to change sexual orientation and gender identity in minors. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.145  HD.1083 By Mr. Mark of Peru, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 145) of Paul W. Mark and others relative to establishing within the Department of Transitional Assistance an agricultural healthy incentives program operated in partnership with the Department of Agricultural Resources and the Department of Public Health. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.162  HD.2615 By Mr. Rogers of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 162) of David M. Rogers and others for legislation to ensure equitable health coverage for children. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.163  HD.662 By Messrs. Roy of Franklin and Pignatelli of Lee, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 163) of Jeffrey N. Roy, Smitty Pignatelli and others for legislation to establish a loan repayment program for certain human service workers. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.171  HD.536 By Mr. Ultrino of Malden, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 171) of Steven Ultrino and others for an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) of anti-poverty strategies aimed at reducing chronic, multi-generational family poverty. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.173  HD.2519 By Mr. Vega of Holyoke, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 173) of Aaron Vega and others relative to economic mobility for families with low-income. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.177  HD.3507 By Mr. Cabral of New Bedford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 177) of Antonio F. D. Cabral and others relative to urban renewal and economic development in the Commonwealth. Community Development and Small Businesses.
H.181  HD.2360 By Representative Ehrlich of Marblehead and Senator Crighton, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 181) of Lori A. Ehrlich, Brendan P. Crighton and others for an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) relative to local journalism in underserved communities. Community Development and Small Businesses.
H.197  HD.1353 By Ms. Barber of Somerville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 197) of Christine P. Barber and others for legislation to mandate domestic violence and sexual assault awareness education for aestheticians, barbers, cosmetologists, electrologists, hairdressers, manicurists, and massage therapists. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.229  HD.2320 By Representative Ehrlich of Marblehead and Senator Lesser, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 229) of Lori A. Ehrlich, Eric P. Lesser and others relative to assertions of patent infringement made in bad faith. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.246  SD.2161 By Mr. Collins, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 246) of Nick Collins, Kevin G. Honan, Andres X. Vargas, James B. Eldridge and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to civics education. Education.
S.256  SD.770 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 256) of Cynthia Stone Creem, Andres X. Vargas, Mary S. Keefe, James B. Eldridge and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote student nutrition. Education.
S.257  SD.773 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 257) of Cynthia Stone Creem, Andres X. Vargas, William N. Brownsberger, Tram T. Nguyen and other members of the General Court for legislation to expand access to school lunch. Education.
H.277  HD.2825 By Representatives Khan of Newton and Hunt of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 277) of Kay Khan and others for legislation to limit fees charged by cashers of checks, drafts or money orders. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.312  SD.2178 By Ms. Lovely, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 312) of Joan B. Lovely, Bradley H. Jones, Jr., Patrick M. O'Connor, Ryan C. Fattman and other members of the General Court for legislation to prevent the sexual abuse of children and youth. Education.
H.327  HD.2072 By Ms. Peisch of Wellesley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 327) of Alice Hanlon Peisch and others relative to craft brewers of alcoholic beverages. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.365  HD.1757 By Mr. Cabral of New Bedford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 365) of Antonio F. D. Cabral and others relative to the certification of targeted employment area districts in gateway municipalities. Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.
S.388  SD.1945 By Ms. Chandler, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 388) of Harriette L. Chandler, Andres X. Vargas, James B. Eldridge, Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to post-election audits. Election Laws.
S.389  SD.1949 By Ms. Chandler, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 389) of Harriette L. Chandler, Andres X. Vargas, Dylan A. Fernandes, Julian Cyr and other members of the General Court for legislation to ensure municipal participation of the widest eligible range. Election Laws.
S.390  SD.1951 By Ms. Chandler, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 390) of Harriette L. Chandler, Elizabeth A. Malia, Andres X. Vargas, Jack Patrick Lewis and other members of the General Court for legislation to extend early voting for all elections. Election Laws.
H.410  HD.827 By Messrs. Brodeur of Melrose and O'Day of West Boylston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 410) of Paul Brodeur, James J. O'Day and others relative to sexual health education in public schools. Education.
S.420  SD.1800 By Ms. Rausch, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 420) of Rebecca L. Rausch, Jason M. Lewis, Carmine Lawrence Gentile, Tami L. Gouveia and other members of the General Court for legislation to provide a local option for ranked choice voting in municipal elections. Election Laws.
H.422  HD.407 By Mr. Coppinger of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 422) of Edward F. Coppinger and others for legislation to establish an elementary school literacy grant program. Education.
H.451  HD.2842 By Ms. Ferrante of Gloucester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 451) of Ann-Margaret Ferrante and others relative to School Building Authority assistance grants. Education.
S.458  SD.2123 By Ms. DiZoglio, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 458) of Diana DiZoglio, Andres X. Vargas and David Allen Robertson for legislation relative to notification of potential water pollution in the Merrimack River. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.465  HD.2904 By Ms. Garlick of Needham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 465) of Denise C. Garlick and others relative to MassHealth reimbursements to local educational authorities. Education.
H.551  HD.3269 By Ms. Peisch of Wellesley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 551) of Alice Hanlon Peisch and others for legislation to authorize a grant program to support the implementation of high quality pre-kindergarten programs. Education.
H.552  HD.3393 By Ms. Peisch of Wellesley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 552) of Alice Hanlon Peisch and others relative to early education and care. Education.
H.553  HD.3461 By Ms. Peisch of Wellesley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 553) of Alice Hanlon Peisch and others relative to the development of early education and care career incentives and opportunities. Education.
H.576  HD.3195 By Mr. Tucker of Salem, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 576) of Paul F. Tucker and others relative to updating the education foundation budget. Education.
H.586  HD.434 By Representatives Vega of Holyoke and Keefe of Worcester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 586) of Aaron Vega, Mary S. Keefe and others relative to funding for public schools and the foundation budget review commission. Education.
H.604  HD.2018 By Ms. Cronin of Easton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 604) of Claire D. Cronin and others that the Secretary of Health and Human Services establish a task force (including members of the General Court) to review the financial stability of nursing homes in the Commonwealth in order to ensure the provision of quality resident care and quality jobs. Elder Affairs.
H.636  HD.2016 By Ms. Benson of Lunenburg, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 636) of Jennifer E. Benson and others relative to same day voter registration and for an investigation by an advisory committee (including members of the General Court) relative to the implementation of election day registration. Election Laws.
H.639  HD.530 By Representatives Connolly of Cambridge and Meschino of Hull, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 639) of Mike Connolly, Joan Meschino and others relative to child care expenses for candidates while performing work or attending certain campaign events. Election Laws.
H.640  HD.553 By Mr. Cutler of Duxbury, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 640) of Josh S. Cutler and others for legislation to limit political spending by foreign-influenced corporations. Election Laws.
H.646  HD.3098 By Mr. Donahue of Worcester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 646) of Daniel M. Donahue and others for legislation to further promote political participation. Election Laws.
H.667  HD.3087 By Messrs. Hecht of Watertown and Hill of Ipswich, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 667) of Jonathan Hecht, Bradford Hill and others for legislation to establish citizens' initiative ballot question review commission. Election Laws.
H.704  HD.2676 By Mr. Parisella of Beverly, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 704) of Jerald A. Parisella and others relative to overseas voting. Election Laws.
H.751  HD.1122 By Representatives Campbell of Methuen and Provost of Somerville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 751) of Linda Dean Campbell, Denise Provost and others relative to promoting awareness of sewage pollution in public waters. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.774  HD.3765 By Representative Ehrlich of Marblehead and Senator Lovely, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 774) of Lori A. Ehrlich, Joan B. Lovely and others relative to safe drinking water in schools. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.832  HD.3577 By Ms. Meschino of Hull, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 832) of Joan Meschino and others for legislation to address climate protection, green economy and global warming solutions. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.924  SD.431 By Ms. DiZoglio, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 924) of Diana DiZoglio, Timothy R. Whelan, Patrick M. O'Connor, Tram T. Nguyen and other members of the General Court for legislation to deny paternity rights to rapists. The Judiciary.
H.973  HD.1011 By Mr. Finn of West Springfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 973) of Michael J. Finn and others relative to motor vehicle insurance quotes. Financial Services.
H.991  HD.3202 By Mr. Golden of Lowell, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 991) of Thomas A. Golden, Jr., and others relative to access to telemedicine services. Financial Services.
H.998  HD.857 By Ms. Higgins of Leominster, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 998) of Natalie M. Higgins and others relative to student loans and the oversight powers of the Division of Banks. Financial Services.
H.1039  HD.1915 By Messrs. Livingstone of Boston and Madaro of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1039) of Jay D. Livingstone, Adrian C. Madaro and others for legislation to encourage transportation network company pre-arranged shared rides. Financial Services.
S.1072  SD.1355 By Mr. Feeney, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1072) of Paul R. Feeney, Ruth B. Balser, Jack Patrick Lewis, Diana DiZoglio and other members of the General Court for legislation to address workplace bullying, mobbing and harassment, without regard to protected class status. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1148  HD.112 By Mr. Driscoll of Milton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1148) of William J. Driscoll, Jr. and others that the Group Insurance Commission and the Office of Medicaid be authorized to enter into agreements with manufacturer of drugs for purchase of prescribed pharmaceuticals. Health Care Financing.
S.1156  SD.1428 By Mr. Lesser, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1156) of Eric P. Lesser, José F. Tosado, Bud L. Williams, Andres X. Vargas and others for legislation to establish a commission to study substance use disorder and treatment disparities in the minority community. Mental Health, Substance Use and Recovery.
H.1163  HD.3448 By Ms. Hogan of Stow, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1163) of Kate Hogan and others for legislation to establish a special commission (including members of the General Court) to study the implementation of single payer health care in the Commonwealth. Health Care Financing.
H.1165  HD.3897 By Messrs. Honan of Boston and Stanley of Waltham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1165) of Kevin G. Honan, Thomas M. Stanley and others relative to establishing a community health center transformation fund. Health Care Financing.
H.1173  HD.791 By Mr. Livingstone of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1173) of Jay D. Livingstone and others relative to applications for nutrition assistance and the development of a common application portal for state-administered needs-based benefits and services. Health Care Financing.
H.1182  HD.1547 By Representatives Miranda of Boston and Sabadosa of Northampton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1182) of Liz Miranda, Lindsay N. Sabadosa and others relative to Medicaid coverage for physical, emotional, and educational support services provided by trained professionals. Health Care Financing.
H.1183  HD.1094 By Mr. Moran of Lawrence, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1183) of Frank A. Moran and others that MassHealth be required to make graduate medical education payments for primary care, behavioral health, and other physician shortage professions residency training. Health Care Financing.
H.1184  HD.1098 By Mr. Moran of Lawrence, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1184) of Frank A. Moran and others for legislation to further rate equity, access to, and affordability through equitable commercial health plan rates of reimbursement to community hospitals. Health Care Financing.
S.1205  SD.1872 By Mr. Barrett, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1205) of Michael J. Barrett, Lori A. Ehrlich, Mike Connolly, Jason M. Lewis and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to prohibiting the dispensing of food in disposable food service containers made from polystyrene or from expanded polystyrene. Public Health.
H.1208  HD.599 By Representative Ehrlich of Marblehead and Senator Brownsberger, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1208) of Lori A. Ehrlich, William N. Brownsberger and others for legislation to establish a task force on sexual assault climate surveys on the campuses of public and private institutions of higher education. Higher Education.
H.1209  HD.3294 By Ms. Farley-Bouvier of Pittsfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1209) of Tricia Farley-Bouvier and others relative to sexual violence on higher education campuses. Higher Education.
H.1214  HD.1178 By Messrs. Garballey of Arlington and Mark of Peru, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1214) of Sean Garballey, Paul W. Mark and others for legislation to provide adequate funding for the Commonwealth’s public institutions of higher education. Higher Education.
H.1218  HD.1026 By Representatives Haddad of Somerset and Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1218) of Patricia A. Haddad, Sean Garballey and others relative to creating higher education opportunities for students with intellectual disabilities, autism, and other developmental disabilities who have exited special education. Higher Education.
H.1246  HD.537 By Mr. Ultrino of Malden, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1246) of Steven Ultrino and others relative to establishing a tuition free program for teachers and paraprofessionals. Higher Education.
H.1264  HD.2395 By Ms. Decker of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1264) of Marjorie C. Decker and others relative to rental and mortgage arrearage assistance programs for certain households at risk of eviction or foreclosure. Housing.
H.1345  HD.2118 By Ms. Barber of Somerville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1345) of Christine P. Barber and others for legislation to require that employers provide sexual harassment prevention training to new employees and certify compliance of said training to the Attorney General. The Judiciary.
H.1386  HD.3449 By Representatives Decker of Cambridge and Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1386) of Marjorie C. Decker, Kay Khan and others relative to expungement of past criminal or juvenile court records. The Judiciary.
H.1401  HD.3033 By Ms. DuBois of Brockton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1401) of Michelle M. DuBois and others relative to hate-crime protections for victims targeted due to gender. The Judiciary.
H.1478  HD.583 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1478) of Kay Khan and others for legislation to prohibit marriage of minors. The Judiciary.
H.1483  HD.2876 By Representatives Khan of Newton and Decker of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1483) of Kay Khan, Marjorie C. Decker and others relative to the penalty for police or public safety officers engaging in sexual relations with persons in custody. The Judiciary.
H.1525  HD.1096 By Mr. Moran of Lawrence, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1525) of Frank A. Moran and others relative to access to community corrections. The Judiciary.
H.1537  HD.1618 By Messrs. Rogers of Cambridge and Day of Stoneham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1537) of David M. Rogers, Michael S. Day and others establishing a right to counsel in certain eviction cases. The Judiciary.
H.1538  HD.2726 By Mr. Rogers of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1538) of David M. Rogers and others for legislation to provide for the regulation of face recognition and emerging biometric surveillance technologies. The Judiciary.
H.1580  HD.1579 By Mr. Whelan of Brewster, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1580) of Timothy R. Whelan and others relative to operating motor vehicles under the influence of alcohol or controlled substances. The Judiciary.
H.1596  HD.302 By Mr. Chan of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1596) of Tackey Chan and others relative to collective bargaining dues. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1610  HD.3789 By Mr. Donahue of Worcester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1610) of Daniel M. Donahue and others for legislation to prevent wage theft, promote employer accountability, and enhance public enforcement. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1614  HD.3015 By Ms. DuBois of Brockton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1614) of Michelle M. DuBois and others relative to workplace safety. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1626  HD.442 By Mr. Gordon of Bedford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1626) of Kenneth I. Gordon and others relative to unemployment benefits for certain furloughed federal employees. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1627  HD.833 By Mr. Gordon of Bedford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1627) of Kenneth I. Gordon and others relative to the unemployment insurance law for workers with fluctuating work schedules. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1660  HD.3622 By Ms. Malia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1660) of Elizabeth A. Malia and others for legislation to establish a pipeline promotional opportunities fund by the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development and promoting pay transparency. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1670  HD.2947 By Ms. Nguyen of Andover, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1670) of Tram T. Nguyen and others relative to the protection of injured workers under the workers' compensation law. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1732  HD.3609 By Representatives Malia of Boston and Santiago of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1732) of Elizabeth A. Malia, Jon Santiago and others relative to providing access to full spectrum addiction treatment services. Mental Health, Substance Use and Recovery.
H.1755  HD.2654 By Mr. Tosado of Springfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1755) of José F. Tosado and others for legislation to establish a commission to study substance use disorder and treatment disparities in minority communities. Mental Health, Substance Use and Recovery.
H.1781  HD.3688 By Ms. Dykema of Holliston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1781) of Carolyn C. Dykema and others for legislation to provide for a local option for municipalities to assess fees on new developments to support the cost of expanded or upgraded water infrastructure. Municipalities and Regional Government.
H.1849  HD.549 By Ms. Barber of Somerville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1849) of Christine P. Barber and others for legislation to include registered pharmacists in the definition of health care providers. Public Health.
H.1867  HD.1785 By Representatives Donato of Medford and Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1867) of Paul J. Donato, Kay Khan and others relative to nurse practitioner services and related care. Public Health.
H.1902  HD.418 By Miss Gregoire of Marlborough, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1902) of Danielle W. Gregoire and others relative to the sale or distribution of flavored tobacco products. Public Health.
H.1948  HD.2959 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1948) of Kay Khan and others for legislation to establish a board of registration in midwifery and further regulating out-of-hospital birth access and safety. Public Health.
H.1949  HD.3554 By Representatives Khan of Newton and Miranda of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1949) of Kay Khan, Liz Miranda and others for legislation create a special commission relative to reducing racial disparities in maternal death within the office of health equity within the Executive Office of Health and Human Services. Public Health.
S.2033  SD.1456 By Mr. Boncore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2033) of Joseph A. Boncore, Mike Connolly, Michelle L. Ciccolo, James K. Hawkins and others for legislation relative to variable pricing e-tolling. Transportation.
H.2037  HD.1332 By Mr. Crocker of Barnstable, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2037) of William L. Crocker, Jr., and others relative to providing for the care and transportation of police dogs injured in the line of duty. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.2088  HD.3108 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2088) of Kay Khan and others for legislation to further amend the anti-shackling statute for incarcerated pregnant women. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.2092  HD.836 By Mr. Linsky of Natick, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2092) of David Paul Linsky and others relative to universal background checks for private gun sales. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.2096  HD.3041 By Mr. Linsky of Natick, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2096) of David Paul Linsky and others relative to 3D printed weapons and ghost guns, so-called. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.2136  HD.2656 By Mr. Tosado of Springfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2136) of José F. Tosado and others for legislation to establish the gateway municipality public safety program. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.2330  HD.1381 By Mr. Moran of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2330) of Michael J. Moran and others relative to the collective bargaining rights for employees of the Committee on Public Counsel Services. Public Service.
H.2410  HD.3440 By Mr. Brodeur of Melrose, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2410) of Paul Brodeur and others for legislation to establish an employer student loan repayment tax credit. Revenue.
H.2411  HD.1866 By Mr. Cabral of New Bedford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2411) of Antonio F. D. Cabral and others for legislation to provide for a tax deduction for certain graduate student loan debt. Revenue.
H.2434  HD.3052 By Ms. Decker of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2434) of Marjorie C. Decker and others relative to the earned income tax credit. Revenue.
H.2442  HD.1199 By Mr. Donahue of Worcester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2442) of Daniel M. Donahue and Andres X. Vargas that the Department of Revenue be directed to prepare a feasibility study relative to creating a tax incentive program for new business growth. Revenue.
S.2484  Senate, January 30, 2020 -- The committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure, to whom was referred the petitions (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 159) of Eric P. Lesser, Lori A. Ehrlich, Joseph F. Wagner, Michael O. Moore and other members of the General Court for legislation protect innovation and entrepreneurship in the Commonwealth; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 154) of Donald F. Humason, Jr. for legislation relative to bad faith assertions of patent infringement; and (accompanied by bill, House, No. 229) of Lori A. Ehrlich, Eric P. Lesser and others relative to assertions of patent infringement made in bad faith,- reports the accompanying bill (Senate, No. 2484).
H.2489  HD.1490 By Messrs. Hawkins of Attleboro and DeCoste of Norwell, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2489) of James K. Hawkins, David F. DeCoste and others for legislation to provide municipalities with the option to freeze residential tax rate or valuation for the elderly with means tested criteria. Revenue.
S.2503  Senate, March 9, 2020– The committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture, to whom were referred the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 500) of Joan B. Lovely, Lori A. Ehrlich, Jason M. Lewis, Kay Khan and other members of the General Court for legislation to ensure safe drinking water at schools and early childhood programs; and the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 774) of Lori A. Ehrlich, Joan B. Lovely and others relative to safe drinking water in schools;reports the accompanying bill (Senate, No. 2503).
H.2529  HD.2898 By Representatives Khan of Newton and Santiago of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2529) of Kay Khan, Jon Santiago and others for legislation to impose an excise tax on distributors sugary drinks and promoting healthy alternatives to such drinks. Revenue.
S.2579  Senate, March 5, 2020 - The committee on Education, to whom were referred the petitions (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 312) of Joan B. Lovely, Bradley H. Jones, Jr., Patrick M. O'Connor, Ryan C. Fattman and other members of the General Court for legislation to prevent the sexual abuse of children and youth; and (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 322) of Patrick M. O'Connor, Patrick Joseph Kearney and Donald F. Humason, Jr. for legislation relative to the screening of prospective school employees for prior investigations into child abuse or sexual misconduct,- reports recommending that the accompanying bill (Senate, No. 2579) ought to pass.
H.2608  HD.1405 By Mr. Rogers of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2608) of David M. Rogers and others for legislation to establish the family caregiver tax credit. Revenue.
S.2641  SENATE, April 21, 2020 The committee on Transportation to whom was referred the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2061) of Brendan P. Crighton, Jack Patrick Lewis, Jason M. Lewis, Daniel Cahill and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to work and family mobility; and the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3012) of Tricia Farley-Bouvier, Christine P. Barber and others relative to the issuance of driver's licenses to certain persons unable to provide proof of lawful presence,-- reports the accompanying bill (Senate, No. 2641). (Representatives Howitt of Seekonk, Orrall of Lakeville and DeCoste of Norwell dissenting).
S.2664  Senate, April 27, 2020 -- The committee on Education to whom was referred the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 256) of Cynthia Stone Creem, Andres X. Vargas, Mary S. Keefe, James B. Eldridge and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote student nutrition, reports the accompanying bill (Senate, No. 2664)
H.2681  HD.3732 By Mr. Chan of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2681) of Tackey Chan and others for legislation to require that government agencies make certain demographic data available to the public. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2684  HD.170 By Mr. Cutler of Duxbury, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2684) of Josh S. Cutler and others relative to filing fees for limited liability companies. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2694  HD.2714 By Ms. Farley-Bouvier of Pittsfield, a petition (accompanied by resolve, House, No. 2694) of Tricia Farley-Bouvier and others for an investigation by the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance of the ability to pay for costs associated public safety and security facilities in certain cities. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.2701  SD.2918 By Mr. Lewis, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2701) (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Jason M. Lewis, Nika C. Elugardo, Tram T. Nguyen, Michael J. Barrett and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to emergency paid sick time. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.2810  HD.2370 By Ms. Benson of Lunenburg, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2810) of Jennifer E. Benson and others relative to the promotion of green infrastructure and reduction of carbon emissions. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2836  HD.3092 By Representatives Decker of Cambridge and Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2836) of Marjorie C. Decker, Sean Garballey and others relative to renewable energy. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2848  HD.3447 By Representatives Ehrlich of Marblehead and Barber of Somerville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2848) of Lori A. Ehrlich, Christine P. Barber and others relative to natural gas leaks. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2849  HD.3719 By Representatives Ehrlich of Marblehead and Minicucci of North Andover, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2849) of Lori A. Ehrlich, Christina A. Minicucci and others for legislation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by reducing energy use, increasing efficiency and encouraging renewable sources of energy and other energy policies. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2881  HD.389 By Mr. Hunt of Sandwich, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2881) of Randy Hunt and others for legislation to further define miniature beverage containers under the "bottle bill", so-called. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
S.2882  Senate, July 31, 2020 -- The committee on Labor and Workforce Development, to whom was referred the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2701) (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Jason M. Lewis, Nika C. Elugardo, Tram T. Nguyen, Michael J. Barrett and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to emergency paid sick time, reports recommending the accompanying bill (Senate, No. 2882).
H.2923  HD.633 By Mr. Roy of Franklin, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2923) of Jeffrey N. Roy and others relative to the electric vehicle consumer rebate program. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2988  HD.129 By Mr. Cutler of Duxbury, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2988) of Josh S. Cutler and others relative to allowing electric vehicles in high occupancy lanes. Transportation.
H.3012  HD.1719 By Representatives Farley-Bouvier of Pittsfield and Barber of Somerville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3012) of Tricia Farley-Bouvier, Christine P. Barber and others relative to the issuance of driver's licenses to certain persons unable to provide proof of lawful presence. Transportation.
H.3164  HD.534 By Mr. Ultrino of Malden, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3164) of Steven Ultrino and others relative to the fees for application for certain drivers' licenses and state identification cards for non-drivers. Transportation.
H.3272  HD.1164 By Mr. Cutler of Duxbury, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3272) of Josh S. Cutler and others relative to providing protection against compelled disclosure of certain information by members of the news media. The Judiciary.
H.3274  HD.1710 By Representatives Day of Stoneham and Decker of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3274) of Michael S. Day, Marjorie C. Decker and others relative to interviews or questioning conducted for immigration investigations or enforcement purposes. The Judiciary.
H.3295  HD.2895 By Representatives Gentile of Sudbury and DuBois of Brockton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3295) of Carmine Lawrence Gentile, Michelle M. DuBois and others relative to survivors of rape and children of rape survivors. The Judiciary.
H.3320  HD.2548 By Representatives Haddad of Somerset and Livingstone of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3320) of Patricia A. Haddad, Jay D. Livingstone and others relative to abortion and removing obstacles and expanding access to women's reproductive health. The Judiciary.
H.3328  HD.3685 By Mr. Hay of Fitchburg, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3328) of Stephan Hay and others relative to great-grandparent visitation rights. The Judiciary.
H.3332  HD.849 By Representatives Higgins of Leominster and Livingstone of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3332) of Natalie M. Higgins, Jay D. Livingstone and others relative to the penalties for the crime of female genital mutilation. The Judiciary.
H.3365  HD.2002 By Representatives Livingstone of Boston and Barber of Somerville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3365) of Jay D. Livingstone, Christine P. Barber and others for an investigation by a task force (including members of the General Court) relative to gender-based price discrimination. The Judiciary.
H.3376  HD.3621 By Ms. Malia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3376) of Elizabeth A. Malia and others relative to diversion to substance use disorder treatment for non-violent drug offenders. The Judiciary.
H.3454  HD.3259 By Representatives Tyler of Boston and Williams of Springfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3454) of Chynah Tyler, Bud L. Williams and others for legislation to improve the collection and analysis of data relative to traffic stops. The Judiciary.
H.3548  HD.1101 By Mr. Cahill of Lynn, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3548) of Daniel Cahill and others relative to establishing an online lottery. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.3554  HD.3446 By Mr. Barrett of North Adams, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3554) of John Barrett, III and others for legislation to establish idling time limits for trains. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.3562  HD.3654 By Ms. Elugardo of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3562) of Nika C. Elugardo and others relative to municipal affordable housing incentives and services. Housing.
H.3566  HD.3815 By Mr. Moran of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3566) of Michael J. Moran and others relative to certain court records in eviction actions. The Judiciary.
H.3573  HD.1520 By Representatives Balser of Newton and Miranda of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3573) of Ruth B. Balser, Liz Miranda and others relative to introductory and in-service training programs of law enforcement agencies in the Commonwealth. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.3600  HD.2273 By Mr. Rogers of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3600) of David M. Rogers and others relative to labeling by professional cosmetic manufacturers. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.3620  HD.3199 By Ms. Higgins of Leominster, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3620) of Natalie M. Higgins and others relative to the renewal of certain licenses after default on student loans. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.3655  HD.3758 By Ms. Decker of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3655) of Marjorie C. Decker and others relative to written notice of the processes available for addressing sexual assault at certain institutions of higher education. Higher Education.
H.3662  HD.2817 By Messrs. Fernandes of Falmouth and Livingstone of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3662) of Dylan A. Fernandes, Jay D. Livingstone and others for legislation to authorize independent retirement systems to divest from fossil fuel companies. Public Service.
H.3756  HD.3279 By Representative Brodeur of Melrose and Senator Lewis, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3756) of Paul Brodeur, Jason M. Lewis and others relative to career technical education schools and programs. Education.
H.3771  HD.2455 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3771) of Louis L. Kafka and others relative to criminal offender record information checks. The Judiciary.
H.3775  HD.1188 By Ms. Vincent of Revere, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3775) of RoseLee Vincent and others relative to use of employee earned sick time for school closings. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.3785  HD.2909 By Mr. McGonagle of Everett, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3785) of Joseph W. McGonagle, Jr., and others relative to disability or death caused by post-traumatic stress disorder for certain members of state retirement systems. Public Service.
H.3787  HD.1089 By Mr. Cutler of Duxbury, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3787) of Josh S. Cutler and others relative to tax havens and complete reporting by certain combined groups. Revenue.
H.3810  HD.3408 By Representative Tucker of Salem and Senator Moore, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3810) of Paul F. Tucker, Michael O. Moore and others relative to police education and training. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.3831  HD.2906 By Mr. LeBoeuf of Worcester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3831) of David Henry Argosky LeBoeuf and others relative to inactive voters and municipal census administration. Election Laws.
H.3845  HD.3606 By Ms. Fiola of Fall River, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3845) of Carole A. Fiola and others relative to marking of buildings with light-frame truss-type construction. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.3885  HD.1320 By Mr. Crocker of Barnstable, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3885) of William L. Crocker, Jr., and others for an investigation and study by a special commission (including members of the General Court) relative to police career pay incentives. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.3918  HD.2913 By Mr. McGonagle of Everett, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3918) of Joseph W. McGonagle, Jr., and others relative to opportunity zones in gateway cities. Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.
H.3922  HD.2912 By Mr. McGonagle of Everett, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3922) of Joseph W. McGonagle, Jr., and others relative to an environmental justice policy. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.3931  HD.1118 By Mr. Connolly of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3931) of Mike Connolly and others for legislation to require zoning for multifamily housing near transit. Transportation.
H.4001  HD.4339 By Mr. Cusack of Braintree, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Mark J. Cusack and others for legislation to further regulate hemp and hemp products. Cannabis Policy.
H.4083  HD.4438 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Kay Khan and others relative to reports required to be filed by the Department of Children and Families. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.4108  HD.4398 By Mr. Day of Stoneham, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Michael S. Day and others relative to the establishment of a grant program for the education and prevention of hate crimes and incidences of bias in public schools. Education.
H.4161  HD.4540 By Ms. Meschino of Hull, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Joan Meschino and others for legislation to allow certain 17 year-old pre-registered voters to vote in primary elections. Election Laws.
H.4201  HD.4532 By Mr. Ashe of Longmeadow, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Brian M. Ashe and others relative to the income tax deduction for medical, dental and other expenses. Revenue.
H.4262  An Act relative to housing reform
H.4278  HD.4549 By Ms. Garlick of Needham, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Denise C. Garlick and others relative to establishing and implementing a food and health pilot program for certain MassHealth enrollees diagnosed with diet-related health conditions. Health Care Financing.
H.4291  An Act ensuring high quality early education
H.4295  HD.4497 By Mr. Ultrino of Malden, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Steven Ultrino and others for legislation to prohibit discrimination based on natural hairstyles. The Judiciary.
H.4308  An Act creating a maximum allowable check-cashing rate
H.4418  An Act relative to sexual violence on higher education campuses
H.4433  An Act concerning genocide education
H.4434  An Act to promote student nutrition
H.4440  An Act authorizing independent retirement systems to divest from fossil fuel companies
H.4448  An Act to reduce racial disparities in maternal health
H.4451  An Act to mandate domestic violence and sexual assault awareness education
H.4466  An Act to establish the family caregiver tax credit
H.4497  An Act establishing a special commission on two-generation approaches to childhood education
H.4498  An Act relative to economic mobility for families with low-income
H.4510  HD.4893 By Mrs. Campbell of Methuen, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4510) of Linda Dean Campbell and others (with the approval of the mayor and city council) that Diana Grullon be authorized to take the civil service examination for the position of firefighter in the city of Haverhill, notwithstanding the maximum age requirement. Public Service. [Local Approval Received.]
H.4528  An Act relative to hemp and hemp products in the commonwealth
H.4541  An Act enabling public housing authorities to borrow against real estate equity of publicly-owned properties
H.4563  HD.4852 By Mr. Moran of Boston, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Michael J. Moran and others for an investigation and study by a special commission (including members of the General Court) relative to the au pair exchange visitor program. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.4606  An Act relative to the penalties for the crime of female genital mutilation
H.4607  An Act relative to parole
H.4622  HD.4951 By Ms. Decker of Cambridge, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Marjorie C. Decker and others relative to relief payments for recipients of the transitional aid to families with dependent children and emergency aid to the elderly, disabled and children programs within the Department of Transitional Assistance. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.4624  HD.4935 By Messrs. Connolly of Cambridge and Honan of Boston, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Mike Connolly, Kevin G. Honan and others relative to a moratorium on evictions and foreclosures during the COVID-19 emergency declaration. Housing.
H.4625  HD.4958 By Representatives Mark of Peru and Sabadosa of Northampton, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Paul W. Mark, Lindsay N. Sabadosa and others for legislation to expand unemployment insurance benefits to certain employees due to the COVID-19 emergency declaration. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.4627  HD.4934 By Mr. O'Day of West Boylston, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of James J. O'Day and others relative to providing certain state employees sick leave for COVID-19 related absences. Public Service.
H.4634  HD.4950 By Ms. Miranda of Boston, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Liz Miranda and others relative to financial assistance, health care access and small business grants in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Revenue.
H.4643  An Act relative to fair and accurate motor vehicle insurance quotes
H.4713  An Act relative to COVID-19 emergency unemployment insurance expansion
H.4737  HD.5075 By Messrs. Lawn of Watertown and Moran of Boston, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of John J. Lawn, Jr., Michael J. Moran and others relative to safety and participation in the 2020 state elections in response to COVID-19. Election Laws.
H.4762  An Act relative to voting options in response to COVID-19
H.4768  An Act relative to voting options in response to COVID-19
H.4778  House bill No. 4768, as changed by the House committee on Bills in the Third Reading and as amended (on June 3 and 4) and passed to be engrossed by the House. June 4, 2020.
H.4780  An Act relative to Medicaid coverage for doula services
H.4818  An Act to reduce racial inequities in maternal health
H.4820  The committee of conference on the disagreeing votes of the two branches with reference to the Senate amendment of the House Bill relative to voting options in response to COVID-19 (House, No. 4778), reports recommending passage of the accompanying bill (House, No. 4820).
H.4828  An Act prohibiting discrimination based on natural hairstyles
H.4878  HD.5166 By Messrs. Connolly of Cambridge and Honan of Boston, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Mike Connolly, Kevin G. Honan and others relative to the housing market during the COVID-19 emergency and recovery. Housing.
H.4930  An Act prohibiting discrimination based on natural hairstyles
H.4934  An Act promoting housing opportunity and mobility through eviction sealing (HOMES)
H.5018  An Act to guarantee housing stability during the COVID-19 emergency and recovery
H.5045  HD.5306 By Representatives Kane of Shrewsbury and Garlick of Needham, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Hannah Kane, Denise C. Garlick and others relative to improvements to the local and regional public health systems to address disparities in the delivery of public health services. Public Health.
* — Legislator is not a sponsor of this measure.