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The 192nd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Bill H.1747 191st (2019 - 2020)

An Act helping overdosing persons in emergencies

By Representative Pignatelli of Lee and Senator Lovely, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1747) of Smitty Pignatelli, Joan B. Lovely and others relative to requirements and procedures necessary for first responders to provide urgent help to persons overdosing from opioids. Mental Health, Substance Use and Recovery.

Bill Information

Smitty Pignatelli , Joan B. Lovely

Emergency Preamble

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to authorize forthwith certain requirements and procedures necessary for first responders to provide urgent help to persons overdosing from opioids , therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public health.


Name District/Address
Smitty Pignatelli 4th Berkshire
Joan B. Lovely Second Essex
Jack Patrick Lewis 7th Middlesex
Ruth B. Balser 12th Middlesex
Brian M. Ashe 2nd Hampden
William L. Crocker, Jr. 2nd Barnstable
Tricia Farley-Bouvier 3rd Berkshire
Carole A. Fiola 6th Bristol
Susan Williams Gifford 2nd Plymouth
Christopher Hendricks 11th Bristol
Mathew J. Muratore 1st Plymouth
Brian W. Murray 10th Worcester
José F. Tosado 9th Hampden
Hannah Kane 11th Worcester
James M. Kelcourse 1st Essex
John Barrett, III 1st Berkshire
Kimberly N. Ferguson 1st Worcester
David K. Muradian, Jr. 9th Worcester
Elizabeth A. Poirier 14th Bristol
Thomas M. Stanley 9th Middlesex
Stephan Hay 3rd Worcester
Joseph W. McGonagle, Jr. 28th Middlesex
Joanne M. Comerford Hampshire, Franklin and Worcester
Denise Provost 27th Middlesex
Mary S. Keefe 15th Worcester
Josh S. Cutler 6th Plymouth
Michael O. Moore Second Worcester
David M. Rogers 24th Middlesex
Adam G. Hinds Berkshire, Hampshire, Franklin and Hampden
Carmine Lawrence Gentile 13th Middlesex
James Arciero 2nd Middlesex
Bruce J. Ayers 1st Norfolk
Christine P. Barber 34th Middlesex
F. Jay Barrows 1st Bristol
Donald R. Berthiaume, Jr. 5th Worcester
Natalie M. Blais 1st Franklin
Joseph A. Boncore First Suffolk and Middlesex
Antonio F. D. Cabral 13th Bristol
Peter Capano 11th Essex
Daniel R. Carey 2nd Hampshire
Harriette L. Chandler First Worcester
Michelle L. Ciccolo 15th Middlesex
Angelo L. D'Emilia 8th Plymouth
Michael S. Day 31st Middlesex
Marjorie C. Decker 25th Middlesex
Mindy Domb 3rd Hampshire
Daniel M. Donahue 16th Worcester
Michelle M. DuBois 10th Plymouth
Carolyn C. Dykema 8th Middlesex
Lori A. Ehrlich 8th Essex
Nika C. Elugardo 15th Suffolk
Cindy F. Friedman Fourth Middlesex
Paul K. Frost 7th Worcester
William C. Galvin 6th Norfolk
Sean Garballey 23rd Middlesex
Anne M. Gobi Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire and Middlesex
Jonathan Hecht 29th Middlesex
Bradford Hill 4th Essex
Kate Hogan 3rd Middlesex
Kevin G. Honan 17th Suffolk
Bradley H. Jones, Jr. 20th Middlesex
Louis L. Kafka 8th Norfolk
John F. Keenan Norfolk and Plymouth
Kay Khan 11th Middlesex
Kathleen R. LaNatra 12th Plymouth
David Henry Argosky LeBoeuf 17th Worcester
Eric P. Lesser First Hampden and Hampshire
Jason M. Lewis Fifth Middlesex
Jay D. Livingstone 8th Suffolk
Adrian C. Madaro 1st Suffolk
Elizabeth A. Malia 11th Suffolk
Paul W. Mark 2nd Berkshire
Liz Miranda 5th Suffolk
Rady Mom 18th Middlesex
Mark C. Montigny Second Bristol and Plymouth
James M. Murphy 4th Norfolk
Tram T. Nguyen 18th Essex
Marc R. Pacheco First Plymouth and Bristol
Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr. 12th Hampden
Rebecca L. Rausch Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex
David Allen Robertson 19th Middlesex
John H. Rogers 12th Norfolk
Jeffrey N. Roy 10th Norfolk
Jon Santiago 9th Suffolk
Paul A. Schmid, III 8th Bristol
Todd M. Smola 1st Hampden
Walter F. Timilty Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth
Aaron Vega 5th Hampden
RoseLee Vincent 16th Suffolk
Tommy Vitolo 15th Norfolk
Thomas P. Walsh 12th Essex
Timothy R. Whelan 1st Barnstable
Donald H. Wong 9th Essex

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