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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Representative William M. Straus Democrat - 10th Bristol

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  William.Straus@mahouse.gov

State House

24 Beacon St.
Room 134
Boston, MA, 02133
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  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.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.5073 By Representative McMurtry of Dedham and Senator Rush, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Paul McMurtry, Michael F. Rush and others relative to quorum requirements for open town meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic. Municipalities and Regional Government.
  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.5158 By Representative Chan of Quincy and Senator Feeney, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Tackey Chan, Paul R. Feeney and others relative to consumer protections during states of emergency. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.123  SD.536 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 123) of Cynthia Stone Creem, Ruth B. Balser, William M. Straus, Michael D. Brady and other members of the General Court for legislation to provide consumers with equal protection for all real estate appraisals. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
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.251  HD.710 By Representatives Hogan of Stow and Ferguson of Holden, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 251) of Kate Hogan, Kimberly N. Ferguson and others for legislation to authorize temporary licenses for the sale of alcoholic beverages to nonprofit charitable corporations. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.252  HD.712 By Ms. Hogan of Stow, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 252) of Kate Hogan and others that the Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission be authorized to establish farmer-cidery licenses and authorizing the sale of farmer-cidery products at farmers’ markets. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.470  HD.1879 By Mr. Gordon of Bedford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 470) of Kenneth I. Gordon and others relative to affordable and accessible high quality early education and care. 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.614  HD.1021 By Miss Gregoire of Marlborough, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 614) of Danielle W. Gregoire and others for legislation to Improve Alzheimer's’ and dementia care in senior care options programs. Elder Affairs.
H.869  HD.955 By Mr. Schmid of Westport, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 869) of Paul A. Schmid, III and others relative to loans for failed septic systems. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
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.
S.1043  SD.1241 By Mr. Boncore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1043) of Joseph A. Boncore, Barry R. Finegold, Walter F. Timilty, Brian W. Murray and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to collective bargaining dues. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1364  HD.1901 By Mr. Cabral of New Bedford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1364) of Antonio F. D. Cabral and others relative to the funding of youth courts for first-time juvenile offenders that have committed misdemeanor crimes. The Judiciary.
H.1445  HD.555 By Mr. Howitt of Seekonk, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1445) of Steven S. Howitt and others for legislation to establish an animal abuse registry. The Judiciary.
H.1544  HD.3346 By Mr. Rogers of Norwood, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1544) of John H. Rogers and others relative to police use of epinephrine autoinjectors. The Judiciary.
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.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.1730  HD.2885 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1730) of Kay Khan and others for legislation to improve access to care by removing barriers to practice for psychiatric nurse mental health clinical specialists. Mental Health, Substance Use and Recovery.
H.1870  HD.893 By Mr. Dooley of Norfolk, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1870) of Shawn Dooley and others for legislation to authorize trauma kits, so-called and trained designees in certain public buildings. 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.
S.2222  SD.2437 By Mr. Montigny, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2222) of Mark C. Montigny (with approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation to authorize the city of New Bedford to enter into a long-term lease for the operation of a performing arts center. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
H.2366  HD.1615 By Mr. Smola of Warren, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2366) of Todd M. Smola and others for legislation to include certain certified emergency telecommunicators in Group 2 of the contributory retirement system for public employees. Public Service.
H.2522  HD.2315 By Messrs. Jones of North Reading and Pignatelli of Lee, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2522) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., Smitty Pignatelli and others for legislation to increase the limit on tax credits for donations of certified land to public or private conservation agencies. Revenue.
H.2585  HD.1522 By Mr. Orrall of Lakeville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2585) of Norman J. Orrall and others relative to the taxation of tools and machinery utilized in the repair of on-farm machinery. Revenue.
S.2657  SD.2914 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2657) (subject to Joint Rule 12) of James B. Eldridge, James Arciero, Steven Ultrino, Peter Capano and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to patient safety in nursing homes. Public Health.
S.2773  Senate, June 22, 2020 -- The committee on Public Health to whom was referred the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2657) (subject to Joint Rule 12) of James B. Eldridge, James Arciero, Steven Ultrino, Peter Capano and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to patient safety in nursing homes, reports the accompanying bill (Senate, No. 2773).
S.2810  SD.2987 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2810) (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Michael F. Rush, Michael O. Moore, James B. Eldridge, Carole A. Fiola and other members of the General Court for legislation to make the Secretary of Veterans Services a cabinet level position. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2843  HD.3511 By Ms. Dykema of Holliston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2843) of Carolyn C. Dykema and others for legislation to further regulate solar incentive programs. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2853  HD.3717 By Mr. Fernandes of Falmouth, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2853) of Dylan A. Fernandes and others for legislation to provide local option for communities to choose energy projects. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2865  HD.3931 By Representative Gouveia of Acton and Senator Comerford, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2865) of Tami L. Gouveia, Joanne M. Comerford and others for legislation to establish a net zero stretch energy code. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2882  HD.3730 By Mr. Hunt of Sandwich, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2882) of Randy Hunt and others for legislation to promote truth in advertising relative to the speed of Internet access plans. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2940  HD.704 By Representatives Kane of Shrewsbury and Dykema of Holliston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2940) of Hannah Kane, Carolyn C. Dykema and others relative to the creation of a women's rights history trail. Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development.
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.3452  HD.3024 By Ms. Tyler of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3452) of Chynah Tyler and others relative to telephone service for inmates in correctional institutions. The Judiciary.
H.3549  HD.110 By Mr. Mahoney of Worcester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3549) of John J. Mahoney and others for legislation to promote economic development and market access for emerging breweries. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.3661  HD.3590 By Mr. Hawkins of Attleboro, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3661) of James K. Hawkins and others relative to the reduction of certain toxic chemicals in firefighter personal protective equipment. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.3663  HD.1753 By Mr. Muratore of Plymouth, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3663) of Mathew J. Muratore and others relative to tax deductions for retirement account contributions. Revenue.
H.3865  HD.4224 By Mr. Cabral of New Bedford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3865) of Antonio F. D. Cabral and others (with the approval of the mayor and city council) that the city of New Bedford be authorized to enter into a long-term lease for the operation of a performing arts center. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
H.4045  HD.4389 By Mr. McMurtry of Dedham, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Paul McMurtry and others for legislation to establish a comprehensive statewide policy concerning streaming entertainment services and the recovery of municipal costs for the management and maintenance of digital infrastructure. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.4113  HD.4366 By Ms. Ehrlich of Marblehead, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Lori A. Ehrlich and others relative to increasing operational safety for keyless ignition technology in motor vehicles. Transportation.
H.4281  HD.4677 By Mr. McMurtry of Dedham, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Paul McMurtry and others relative to financial exploitation of certain adults with disabilities. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.4417  An Act relative to unmanned aerial systems
H.4435  An Act authorizing Old Rochester Regional School District to enter into renewable energy agreements
H.4465  An Act relative to the conservation land tax credit
H.4467  An Act relative to a cranberry bog renovation tax credit
H.4535  An Act to remove barriers for nurses to provide psychiatric care accompanied
H.4656  HD.4983 By Mr. Tosado of Springfield, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of José F. Tosado and others for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Jennifer Brown, an employee of Department of Children and Families. Public Service.
H.4678  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Jennifer Brown, an employee of Department of Children and Families (DCF)
H.4769  HD.5024 By Representatives Ciccolo of Lexington and Vitolo of Brookline, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Michelle L. Ciccolo, Tommy Vitolo and others relative to authorizing remote participation at representative town meetings due to the COVID-19 emergency. Municipalities and Regional Government.
H.4849  An Act further addressing challenges to municipalities caused by the COVID-19 emergency
H.4944  HD.5187 By Mr. Barrett of North Adams, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of John Barrett, III and others relative to the expungement of racially restrictive covenants in recorded real property documents. The Judiciary.
* — Legislator is not a sponsor of this measure.